Scores

Final

New Mexico St 69

(5-4, 2-2 away)

UTEP 73

(2-4, 2-2 home)

    5:00 PM ET, December 11, 2011

    Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas

    1 2 T
    NMSU 38 3169
    UTEP 45 2873

    Top Performers

    New Mexico St: H. Laroche 16 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    UTEP: G. McCulley 18 Pts, 13 Reb, 7 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    UTEP 73, New Mexico St. 69

    Associated Press

    EL PASO, Texas -- Gabriel McCulley had 18 points and 13 rebounds and made the go-ahead layup with 2:37 remaining as UTEP defeated New Mexico State 73-69 on Sunday.

    Michael Perez led the Miners (2-4) with 19 points, and Julian Washburn added 16.

    McCulley's layup gave UTEP a 68-67 lead, and the Aggies (5-4) went 0 for 4 from the floor and committed two turnovers down the stretch. That enabled the Miners to protect their cushion at the free-throw line.

    Hernst Laroche had 16 points and Tyrone Watson 11 for New Mexico State. Wendell McKines collected 11 rebounds.

    The teams split their Interstate-10 rivalry series this season, with the Aggies winning 89-73 at Las Cruces, N.M., on Nov. 19.

    UTEP retired Nolan Richardson's No. 42 at halftime. Richardson played for the Miners from 1960-63 before enjoying a distinguished college coaching career, including a national championship with Arkansas in 1994.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NMSU
    UTEP
    Points 69 73
    FG Made-Attempted 21-47 (.447) 26-52 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-21 (.476) 7-17 (.412)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-32 (.531) 14-27 (.519)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 16

    2011-12 Season

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