Scores

Final

Louisiana Tech 60

(26-4, 16-1 WAC)

New Mexico St 78

(20-10, 13-4 WAC)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    9:00 PM ET, March 7, 2013

    Pan American Center, Las Cruces, New Mexico

    1 2 T
    LT 34 2660
    NMSU 43 3578

    Top Performers

    Louisiana Tech: R. Appleby 13 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Stl

    New Mexico State: D. Mullings 23 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast, 4 Stl

    New Mexico State halts Louisiana Tech's win streak at 18 games

    ESPN.com news services

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Daniel Mullings scored 23 points, and New Mexico State won 78-60 on Thursday night to snap Louisiana Tech's 18-game winning streak.

    The Bulldogs (26-4, 16-1 Western Athletic) now must win at Denver on Saturday to clinch the WAC regular-season title. If Denver wins, the teams will be tied and RPI will determine which team gets the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament. According to ESPN's rankings before Thursday's game, Louisiana Tech was ranked 49th in the RPI, while Denver was 71st.

    Mullings was 7 of 14 from the floor and added eight rebounds for the Aggies (20-10, 13-4). Tyrone Watson had 12 points and 11 rebounds. NMSU shot 55 percent from the floor en route to clinching the No. 3 tournament seed.

    Raheem Appleby led Louisiana Tech with 13 points. The Bulldogs' streak had been the longest active winning streak in Division I.

    NMSU took the lead for good, 25-23, on Watson's layup 7:06 before halftime. The Aggies led by as many as 19 in the second half.

    Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    LT
    NMSU
    Points 60 78
    FG Made-Attempted 24-60 (.400) 29-53 (.547)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-15 (.400) 4-11 (.364)
    FT Made-Attempted 6-9 (.667) 16-24 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 8 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 11 19

    2012-13 Season

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