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
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.