New Mexico St. tops California Baptist 86-71
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Ivan Aurrecoechea had a season-high 20 points as New Mexico State got past California Baptist 86-71 on Saturday night.
Johnny McCants had 17 points and seven rebounds for New Mexico State (10-6, 1-0 Western Athletic Conference), which won its fourth consecutive game. Trevelin Queen added 16 points. Terrell Brown had 11 points for the visitors.
New Mexico State entered halftime trailing narrowly, 37-36, but the Aggies were able to outscore the Lancers 50-34 in the second half to roll to the victory. The Aggies’ 50 points in the second half marked a season best for the team.
New Mexico State plays Chicago State at home on Thursday. California Baptist plays Cal State Bakersfield on the road on Wednesday.