Aronis connected on 3 of 5 shots from 3-point range.
McKenzie Moore led UTEP (14-12) with 10 points.
Each half was a complete opposite from the other. New Mexico State shot 22.7 percent from the floor in the first half and 52 percent in the second. UTEP shot 25 percent in the first half and 63.6 percent in the second.
The lead changed hands 12 times.