Scores

Final

Texas State 67

(4-12, 0-4 WAC)

New Mexico St 78

(8-8, 2-2 WAC)

Coverage: ESPN3

9:00 PM ET, January 5, 2013

Pan American Center, Las Cruces, New Mexico

1 2 T
TXST 37 3067
NMSU 37 4178

Top Performers

Texas State: P. Hawkins 9 Pts, 6 Reb, 8 Ast, 1 Stl

New Mexico State: D. Mullings 22 Pts, 7 Reb, 5 Ast, 3 Stl

New Mexico St. 78, Texas St. 67

Associated Press

LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Daniel Mullings scored 22 points and Sim Bhullar added 20 as New Mexico State defeated Texas State 78-67 Saturday night.

Bandja Sy added 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Aggies (8-8, 2-2 Western Athletic), who shot 54 percent from the floor and outrebounded the Bobcats 36-25.

Bhullar, a freshman, hit all nine of his shots to post the second 20-point game of his career.

Texas State (4-12, 0-4) got 17 points from Joel Wright and 15 from Deonte Jones.

New Mexico State used a 12-2 run to start the second half to take a 49-39 lead, and never trailed the rest of the way. Mullings started the spurt with a layup and a dunk, and Bhullar closed it with a three-point play and a layup.

Texas State got within 68-65 on a 3-pointer by Matt Staff with 4:13 remaining, but scored only two more points the rest of the way.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TXST
NMSU
Points 67 78
FG Made-Attempted 24-56 (.429) 29-54 (.537)
3P Made-Attempted 8-21 (.381) 5-16 (.313)
FT Made-Attempted 11-15 (.733) 15-17 (.882)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
Largest Lead 6 11

2012-13 Season

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