Wolf Pack Falls at Home to New Mexico State

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Jahmar Young scored 17 points and Wendell McKines hit a 3-pointer with 58 seconds left to lift New Mexico State over Nevada 62-60 on Saturday.

McKines had 10 rebounds and 13 points, including the
game-winning shot for the Aggies (12-12, 6-5 WAC). Hamidu Rahman
had 11 points for New Mexico State.

Armon Johnson has 16 points for the Wolf Pack (13-10, 6-4 WAC)
and hit a driving layup with 1:28 left that put Nevada on top
60-59.

But the Aggies responded with McKines long 3-pointer from the
top of the key. Nevada had a chance to win the game in the final
seconds, but Luke Babbitt's 3-point attempt bounced off the rim at
the buzzer. Babbitt had 14 points for the Wolf Pack.

New Mexico State's defense forced Nevada into 16 turnovers and
scored 21 points off turnovers.

Nevada led by as many as 10 points in the first half, going up
26-16 on a steal and layup by Lyndale Burleson with 7:41 left in
the half, but New Mexico State responded with an 11-0 run to take a
27-26 lead with 3:24 left. The Aggies led 33-32 at halftime.

NEW MEXICO ST. 62, NEVADA 60

NEW MEXICO ST. (12-12)
Young 6-15 4-4 17, Laroche 3-6 0-0 6, Gibson 3-10 1-2 7, McKines 6-11 0-0 13, Rahman 4-6 3-9 11, Merker 0-0 1-2 1, Lumpkins 1-6 2-4 4, Castillo 1-1 0-0 3, Gabriel 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 24-59 11-21 62.

NEVADA (13-10)
Burleson 1-5 0-0 2, Babbitt 6-12 1-2 14, Cooke 3-7 0-0 6, Johnson 6-12 0-0 16, Hunt 1-1 1-5 3, Fields 3-8 2-2 8, Shaw 3-7 0-0 7, Kraemer 1-4 1-2 4, R.Phillips 0-0 0-0 0, A.Phillips 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-56 5-11 60.

Halftime-New Mexico St. 33-32. 3-Point Goals-New Mexico St. 3-12 (Castillo 1-1, McKines 1-2, Young 1-3, Lumpkins 0-2, Gibson 0-4), Nevada 7-23 (Johnson 4-6, Kraemer 1-2, Shaw 1-3, Babbitt 1-5, Fields 0-3, Burleson 0-4). Fouled Out-Hunt. Rebounds-New Mexico St. 36 (McKines 10), Nevada 39 (Hunt 7). Assists-New Mexico St. 16 (Young 5), Nevada 17 (Johnson 6). Total Fouls-New Mexico St. 14, Nevada 16. A-6,786.


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