NSMU takes control early, blows out Northern New Mexico

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) -- Kevin Aronis and Matei Buovac both scored 18 points to lead New Mexico State to a dominating 97-47 victory over Northern New Mexico, an NAIA school, on Saturday night.

Six Aggies finished in double figures, as DK Eldridge scored 16, Sim Bhullar had 12 with 10 rebounds and five blocks, Ian Baker also had 12 and Tshilidzi Nephawe added 10.

New Mexico State (10-5) opened the game with a 24-6 run, making six 3-pointers in that span, and went on to a 57-28 halftime advantage.

The Aggies made 14 of 24 3-point shots in the game. Aronis was 6 of 10 from beyond the arc and Buovac made 4 of 7 3-point attempts. The Aggies made 64.7 percent of their field-goal attempts while limiting Northern New Mexico (10-7) to 19-of-70 shooting from the floor.

Matthew Brito led Northern New Mexico with 15 points.

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