NMSU shuts down WAC leader Utah Valley in big win
FEB 03, 2014 12:44a ET
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) -- Daniel Mullings scored 21 points and hauled in eight rebounds as New Mexico State dealt Utah Valley its first Western Athletic Conference defeat with a 72-49 rout Saturday night.
NMSU led by five at the break and opened the second half with a quick 8-2 run to make it 41-30 after a Mullings jumper.
Utah Valley kept within 10 as Hunsaker made a layup to make it 57-47 with 4:59 left, but the Aggies surged away from there, closing the game on a 15-2 run.
With the win, NMSU is now just a game back of Utah Valley in the conference standings.