SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Bandja Sy had 13 points, nine rebounds and five assists to lead New Mexico State past San Jose State 67-57 on Thursday night.
New Mexico State (18-8, 12-2 WAC) trailed 25-23 with 5:04 to go before halftime but responded with a 15-0 run to close out the first half to take a 38-25 lead at the break and never looked back.
Renaldo Dixon scored 10 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for the Aggies, Daniel Mullings chipped in with 15 and Sim Bhullar had 10 points, five rebounds and four blocks. The Aggies had 10 blocked shots as a team and shot 42.9 percent from the field but were just 4 of 14 from beyond the arc.
The Spartans have lost seven straight contests.
Mississippi State freshman guard Malik Newman will withdraw from the NBA draft, but sources told ESPN he might explore other opportunities besides returning to Mississippi State.
Seton Hall sophomore Isaiah Whitehead will stay in the NBA draft and not return for his junior season.
Washington State's trio of Josh Hawkinson, Conor Clifford and Ike Iroegbu have withdrawn from the NBA draft and will play their senior season with the Cougars.