LEWISTON, N.Y. -- Mike Muscala had 24 points and nine rebounds, just missing his fourth straight double-double of the season, as Bucknell pulled away from cold-shooting New Mexico State 62-49 Saturday.
Bucknell (4-0) held the Aggies (1-2) to only 14 field goals and 29.2 percent shooting (14 of 48) in the 2K Sports Classic.
Trailing 8-4 early, the Bison scored 12 unanswered points and led 28-22 at halftime.
Daniel Mullings scored the Aggies' first eight points of the second half to trim the lead to two with 14:19 remaining, but New Mexico State could get no closer.
With the Aggies again threatening at 37-33, Cameron Ayers made three straight jumpers for the Bison, who shot 59.1 percent in the second half (13 of 22).
Mullings led New Mexico State with 22 points on 7-of-16 shooting, making half of his team's field goals.