Scores

Final

New Mexico St 72

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Ohio 80

(1-0, 1-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, November 9, 2007

Convocation Center, Athens, Ohio

1 2 T
NMSU 32 4072
OHIO 35 4580

Top Performers

New Mexico State: J. Hawkins 19 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Ohio: J. Tillman 20 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

Ohio 80, New Mexico St. 72

Associated Press

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) -- Jerome Tillman scored 20 points to lead Ohio to an 80-72 season-opening win over New Mexico State, spoiling the debut of new Aggies coach Marvin Menzies.

Trailing most of the game, the Aggies went on a 22-11 run to regain the lead at 66-65 with 6:10 remaining.

The Bobcats (1-0) retook the lead on Tillman's jumper with 2:47 left, making the score 72-70, and Ohio outscored New Mexico State 8-2 to close out the game.

Justin Orr scored 17 points, Bert Whittington IV had 14 and Bubba Walther added 13 for the Bobcats.

Justin Hawkins led the Aggies (0-1) with 19 points and also had 11 rebounds. Jonathan Gibson added 16 points.

Menzies joined New Mexico State following two seasons as an assistant at Louisville.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NMSU
OHIO
Points 72 80
FG Made-Attempted 27-64 (.422) 26-60 (.433)
3P Made-Attempted 6-28 (.214) 8-24 (.333)
FT Made-Attempted 12-19 (.632) 20-33 (.606)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 26 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
Largest Lead 8 10

2007-08 Season

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