New Mexico St. 69, Pacific 64

Gordo Castillo scored 17 points to lead New Mexico State to a

69-64 victory over Pacific on Saturday night.

Renaldo Dixon added 13 points for the Aggies (5-7).

Castillo and Bandja Sy hit back-to-back 3-pointers to put New

Mexico State up 52-43 with 11:05 remaining.

Pacific (6-5) closed to within three with a pair of Allen

Huddleston free throws with 3:11 to play, but Castillo hit another

3-pointer from the corner with 3:02 left. The Tigers closed to

within three again with 6.4 seconds left, but Castillo converted a

one-and-one opportunity at the line to seal the win.

Sam Willard led Pacific with 15 points and 11 rebounds, and Pat

Eveland added 14 points.