New Mexico State beats Bethune-Cookman 89-73 behind Huggins
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) Braxton Huggins scored 28 points with 5 of 6 3-pointers and his 17 first-half points helped the Aggies break away early to beat Bethune-Cookman 89-73 on Sunday in a San Diego Classic tournament game.
The Wildcats led 23-20 on Diamante Lewis' layup but scored only six more points in the remaining 9:20 while the Aggies finished on a 19-2 run to lead 50-29 at halftime.
Huggins was 3 for 3 from 3-point range in the half and the Aggies shot 58 percent from the floor while holding the Wildcats to 30 percent.
Joe Garza's 3-pointer at 11:38 in the second half gave the Aggies a 26-point lead (70-44) and New Mexico State cruised.
Sidy N'Dir scored 26 points and had four assists for the Aggies (3-2), who finished shooting 58 percent from the floor (26 of 45).
Brandon Tabb scored 26 points with 4 of 8 3-pointers and Lewis added 19 points for Bethune-Cookman (2-2).