Nevada Beats New Mexico State

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Luke Babbitt led Nevada with 26 points and 11 rebounds and the Wolf Pack defeated New Mexico State 77-67 Monday night.

Nevada (9-6, 1-1 Western Athletic) never trailed, shot 52.5 percent and led by as many as 17.

Five players scored in double figures for the Aggies (8-7, 1-1), led by Wendell McKines, who had 16 points.

Brandon Fields added 13 points and Dario Hunt 12 for Nevada, which outrebounded New Mexico State 38-29 and hit 9-of-20 3-pointers.

The Wolf Pack led by seven at halftime and later used a 19-8 run to push its lead to 64-49 with 6:02 to play.

Babbitt was 3 of 3 from beyond the arc and scored 15 points in the first half.

NEVADA 77, NEW MEXICO ST. 67

NEVADA (9-6)

Shaw 3-10 0-0 7, Babbitt 10-14 3-5 26, Hunt 5-9 2-2 12, Fields
5-11 1-2 13, Johnson 5-10 0-0 10, Nyeko 0-0 0-0 0, Cukic 0-1 0-2 0,
Kraemer 3-4 0-0 9, Olson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 31-59 6-11 77.

NEW MEXICO ST. (8-7)

McKines 6-10 2-2 16, Rahman 6-14 1-1 13, Young 6-15 1-4 14,
Laroche 4-6 2-3 11, Gibson 5-15 0-0 13, Britt 0-0 0-0 0, Merker 0-0
0-0 0, Castillo 0-2 0-0 0, West 0-1 0-0 0, N'doye 0-0 0-0 0. Totals
27-63 6-10 67.

Halftime-Nevada 38-31. 3-Point Goals-Nevada 9-20 (Babbitt 3-3,
Kraemer 3-4, Fields 2-7, Shaw 1-5, Johnson 0-1), New Mexico St.
7-20 (Gibson 3-9, McKines 2-3, Laroche 1-1, Young 1-5, Castillo
0-2). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Nevada 38 (Babbitt 11), New Mexico
St. 29 (Rahman 7). Assists-Nevada 12 (Fields 5), New Mexico St. 11
(Laroche 4). Total Fouls-Nevada 14, New Mexico St. 14. A-4,788. 14,
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