Scores

Final

New Mexico St 58

(5-4, 1-3 away)

South Alabama 52

(4-4, 2-0 Sun Belt)

    8:05 PM ET, December 4, 2012

    Mitchell Center, Mobile, Alabama

    1 2 T
    NMSU 31 2758
    USA 25 2752

    Top Performers

    New Mexico State: B. Sy 11 Pts, 14 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    South Alabama: M. Ammons 16 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Stl

    New Mexico St. 58, South Alabama 52

    Associated Press

    MOBILE, Ala. -- Bandja Sy had 11 points and a career-high 14 rebounds and New Mexico State hit enough free throws down the stretch to hold off South Alabama 58-52 Tuesday night.

    The Aggies (5-4), who led by 17 early and by six at the half, held a 42-33 advantage with 11:10 left. However, the Jaguars closed the gap to 54-52 with 2 minutes left.

    Tyrone Watson then hit 1 of 2 free throws with 1:28 remaining and Sy got a key steal.

    New Mexico State added two free throws by K.C. Ross-Miller, then Sy was 1 of 2 from the line.

    Xavier Roberson missed two 3-pointers in the last 9 seconds for the Jaguars (4-4), who saw their two-game winning streak end.

    Daniel Mullings scored 13 points and Sim Bhullar added 12 for the Aggies, who have won four of their last five games.

    Mychal Ammons led South Alabama with 16 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NMSU
    USA
    Points 58 52
    FG Made-Attempted 24-50 (.480) 19-60 (.317)
    3P Made-Attempted 1-8 (.125) 5-17 (.294)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-18 (.500) 9-17 (.529)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 17 2

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