New Mexico St. 62, New Mexico 53

Forward Wendell McKines scored 14 points and grabbed nine

rebounds Wednesday night, helping New Mexico State end a seven-game

losing streak to upstate rival New Mexico 62-53.

Sy Bandja scored 12 points off the bench for the Aggies

(2-0).

Small forward Tony Snell scored 18 points for the Lobos (1-1).

But their top players, Drew Gordon and Kendall Williams, combined

to go 0-for-13 from the field. As a team, the Lobos made just four

baskets in the second half.

New Mexico State gained control of the game midway through the

second half when the Lobos’ Demetrius Walker was called for an

intentional foul on a breakaway by Hamidu Rahman.

The Aggies turned that into a four-point possession that sparked

an 8-0 run, turning a 45-42 deficit into a 50-45 lead. New Mexico

State never trailed again.