Scores

Final

New Mexico St 60

(19-10, 12-4 WAC)

Denver 66

(19-8, 14-2 WAC)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    6:00 PM ET, March 2, 2013

    Magness Arena, Denver, Colorado

    1 2 T
    NMSU 28 3260
    DEN 27 3966

    Top Performers

    New Mexico State: B. Sy 21 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Denver: C. Udofia 13 Pts, 2 Reb, 5 Ast, 3 Stl, 4 Blk

    Denver 66, New Mexico St. 60

    Associated Press

    DENVER -- Royce O'Neale had 14 points, five rebounds and five assists to lead Denver to a 66-60 victory against New Mexico State on Saturday.

    Brett Olson and Chris Udofia added 13 points each for the Pioneers (19-8, 14-2 Western Athletic), who won their eighth straight game and inched closer to clinching the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament.

    Bandja Sy had 21 points and 11 rebounds and Sim Bhullar 17 points and four blocks for the Aggies (19-10, 12-4).

    After O'Neale's two free throws gave Denver a 57-54 advantage with 1:22 remaining, Sy turned the ball over. At the other end, Chase Hallum drilled a 3-pointer for Denver.

    Sy responded with a basket from behind the arc to make it 60-57 with 37 seconds left, but with New Mexico State forced to foul, the Pioneers protected the lead by going 6 for 6 from the free-throw line down the stretch.

    Denver is two games in front of third-place New Mexico State in the WAC standings, with two conference games to play. The schools split their two meetings this season.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NMSU
    DEN
    Points 60 66
    FG Made-Attempted 20-41 (.488) 20-46 (.435)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-6 (.500) 8-14 (.571)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-21 (.810) 18-28 (.643)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 11

    2012-13 Season

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