NMSU routs Chicago State to keep pace in WAC

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) -- Renaldo Dixon came off the bench to score 20 points as New Mexico State routed Chicago State 84-55 Saturday night.

The Aggies remain a game behind Utah Valley in the Western Athletic Conference standings.

New Mexico State jumped out to a 51-29 lead at intermission and led by as many as 31 points in the second half after DK Eldridge dunked with 13:01 left. Dixon was 7 of 9 from the field and 5 of 9 from the line while pulling down nine rebounds to lead New Mexico State (20-8, 9-3 WAC). Eldridge and Daniel Mullings scored 17 and 15 points, respectively, for the Aggies, who were 29 of 52 from the field (55.8 percent).

Chicago State (10-14, 5-5) was led by Clark Rosenberg's 20 points. Matt Ross added 12 points off the bench for the Cougars, who got just 19 total points from their starting lineup.