Scores

Final

Bethune-Cookman 56

(2-4, 0-3 away)

New Mexico St 79

(6-1, 4-0 home)

Coverage: ESPN3

9:00 PM ET, November 25, 2013

Pan American Center, Las Cruces, New Mexico

1 2 T
COOK 30 2656
NMSU 32 4779

Top Performers

Bethune-Cookman: M. Jackson 17 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

New Mexico State: T. Nephawe 18 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Blk

New Mexico St turns back Bethune-Cookman 79-56

Associated Press

LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Tshilidzi Nephawe scored 18 points as New Mexico State pulled away in the second half to defeat Bethune-Cookman 79-56 Monday night.

Allan Dempster's jumper in the opening minute of the second half pulled the Wildcats (2-4) into a tie at 32 but the Aggies (6-1) reeled off the next 10 points, with contributions from four different players, and steadily pulled away.

Daniel Mullings and D.K. Eldridge combined for 26 points for the Aggies, who shot 56 percent for the game and out-rebounded the Wildcats 34-22.

Bethune-Cookman, starting a 12-game road trip with four games in six days, was led by Malik Jackson with 17 points and Mikel Trapp with 14. Dempster had a career-high 10 rebounds. The Wildcats do not play a home game until Jan. 11.

New Mexico State has now won 14 straight home games. The Aggies were 17 of 22 from the foul line, B-C 3-4.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
COOK
NMSU
Points 56 79
FG Made-Attempted 24-53 (.453) 28-50 (.560)
3P Made-Attempted 5-10 (.500) 6-14 (.429)
FT Made-Attempted 3-4 (.750) 17-22 (.773)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 9 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

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