Young's Shooting Leads Aggies Past Spartans

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Jahmar Young hit four 3-point buckets
and scored 32 points to lead New Mexico State to an 89-81 win
against San Jose State on Thursday.

NMSU (10-11, 4-4 Western Athletic Conference) marked their ninth
consecutive series victory against the Spartans (9-10, 3-5 WAC).

In a late surge by the Spartans, Tim Pierce hit four field goals in a 9-0 run by San Jose State to take the lead at 72-68 before the Spartan freshman added a lay up and drew a foul to capture a 75-70 advantage with five minutes left to play.

Young followed with a 3-pointer and a lay up, and with 3:50 remaining Troy Gillenwater hit a 2-point bucket to tie the game at 77-77.

Jonathan Gibson put NMSU ahead 79-77 with a pair of foul shots,
then sealed the victory with a 3-point shot that fell with three
seconds on the shot clock and 53 seconds in regulation.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

AP-NY-01-29-09 2355EST

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