New Mexico St. 81, San Francisco 71
Christian Kabongo scored a game-high 23 points to help New
Mexico State clinch third place in the Great Alaska Shootout with
an 81-71 victory over San Francisco on Saturday night.
The Aggies (5-1) started slow, shooting just 35 percent from the
field in the first half and trailing most of the game. But they
gained momentum midway through the second half and ended up taking
the lead for good with about 7 minutes left.
New Mexico State finished shooting 58 percent in the second
Wendell McKines added 17 points for the Aggies while Hernst
Laroche scored 12 and Hamidu Rahman 10. Kabongo made 11 of 12
Angelo Caloiaro led the Dons (5-3) with 22 points and made a
game-high four 3-pointers. Perris Blackwell added 12 and Rashad
Green 11 for San Francisco, which finished in fifth place in the