Scores

Final

New Mexico St 72

(6-8, 0-2 WAC)

Louisiana Tech 81

(11-3, 2-0 WAC)

    8:00 PM ET, December 31, 2012

    Thomas Assembly Center, Ruston, Louisiana

    1 2 T
    NMSU 39 3372
    LT 49 3281

    Top Performers

    New Mexico State: D. Mullings 21 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    Louisiana Tech: A. Hamilton 20 Pts, 1 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Louisiana Tech 81, New Mexico St. 72

    Associated Press

    RUSTON, La. -- Alex Hamilton hit 10 of 10 from the foul line and led Louisiana Tech with a career-high 20 points as the Bulldogs purged recent demons with an 81-72 victory over New Mexico State Monday night.

    Louisiana State had lost seven straight in the Western Athletic Conference rivalry, including last year's conference championship game.

    The Aggies (6-8, 0-2) pulled to 63-61 with 13:49 left before Hamilton scored eight points -- including five straight -- during an 11-4 run to go up 74-65.

    Hamilton, a true freshman, saw expanded action for the second consecutive game after scoring eight points in 21 minutes against Denver Saturday.

    The Bulldogs (11-3, 2-0) were backed by Brandon Gibson's 15 points and 14 from Kenyon McNeail.

    Daniel Mullings paced the Aggies with 21 points.

    New Mexico State entered hitting 30 percent from 3-point range, but made just 1 of 12 from deep Monday.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NMSU
    LT
    Points 72 81
    FG Made-Attempted 24-54 (.444) 28-63 (.444)
    3P Made-Attempted 1-12 (.083) 11-22 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 23-37 (.622) 14-17 (.824)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 26 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 1 12

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