New Mexico St. 84, Pacific 78

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP)Jahmar Young scored 18 of his game-high 22

points in the second half to lead New Mexico State to an 84-78

victory over Pacific in a BracketBusters game Saturday night.

The Aggies scored 55 points in the second half on 63.0 percent

shooting from the floor to recover from a four-point halftime

deficit.

Trailing 43-37 early in the second half, New Mexico State moved

ahead with a 10-2 run and soon followed that with a 14-3 spurt to

take command.

Jonathan Gibson and Hernst Laroche made back-to-back-to-back

3-pointers to give the Aggies a 65-53 lead with 5:23 to play, and

New Mexico State’s lead never fell below four points the rest of

the way.

Gibson scored 20 points for New Mexico State (17-9, 9-3 Western

Athletic) and Troy Gillenwater had 18 points and a game-high 11

rebounds off the bench for the Aggies.

Demetrece Young scored a career-high 27 points to lead Pacific

(17-9, 9-3 Big West), including seven 3-pointers.