LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Tyrone Watson had an accurate shooting touch from the floor and free-throw line, scoring 24 points and leading New Mexico State to an 81-56 victory over Southeast Louisiana on Thursday night.
Watson was 7-of-10 from the floor and made all 10 of his free throws.
The game was nip-and-tuck for the first 10 minutes, and New Mexico State pulled away for a 47-31 lead at halftime.
Southeast Louisiana (0-3) pulled to within 53-47 with 12:45 left in the game, but Mexico State went on a 28-9 run to finish it off.
Brandon Fortenberry scored 21 points, including three 3-pointers, for Southeast Louisiana.
Mike Brey is looking at former Notre Dame players to fill two assistant jobs that have opened up with the departures of Martin Ingelsby and Anthony Solomon.
Purdue's 2016-17 prospects got a jolt Wednesday when forward Caleb Swanigan announced he will return for his sophomore season.
Clemson's Jaron Blossomgame says he is withdrawing from the NBA draft and returning to school for a final season.
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