Scores

Final

San Jose State 53

(9-9, 3-4 WAC)

New Mexico St 70

(12-8, 6-2 WAC)

Coverage: ESPN3

9:00 PM ET, January 19, 2013

Pan American Center, Las Cruces, New Mexico

1 2 T
SJSU 18 3553
NMSU 35 3570

Top Performers

San Jose State: L. Pennington 16 Pts, 4 Reb, 5 Stl

New Mexico State: D. Mullings 13 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl

New Mexico St. 70, San Jose St. 53

Associated Press

LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Bandja Sy had 16 points and eight rebounds and Daniel Mullings added 13 points to lead New Mexico State to a 70-53 victory against San Jose State on Saturday night.

Tyrone Watson scored 10 points for the Aggies (12-8, 6-2 Western Athletic), who have won six straight games.

LaVanne Pennington had 16 points, four rebounds and five steals for the Spartans (9-9, 3-4).

A 16-2 run over a 6:40 stretch of the first and second halves gave New Mexico State control. Renaldo Dixon ignited the surge with seven consecutive points; meanwhile, San Jose State went scoreless for the last 3:57 of the first half.

Watson's two free throws made it 39-20 with 17:15 remaining, and the Spartans got no closer than 12 points the rest of the way.

The Aggies enjoyed a 46-24 rebounding advantage and outscored San Jose State 22-8 in the paint.

Dixon finished with nine points.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SJSU
NMSU
Points 53 70
FG Made-Attempted 19-50 (.380) 24-56 (.429)
3P Made-Attempted 6-15 (.400) 4-11 (.364)
FT Made-Attempted 9-16 (.563) 18-27 (.667)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
Largest Lead 3 20

2012-13 Season

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