Scores

Final

South Alabama 64

(6-7, 0-4 away)

New Mexico St 82

(11-5, 6-1 home)

9:00 PM ET, December 28, 2013

Pan American Center, Las Cruces, New Mexico

1 2 T
USA 26 3864
NMSU 37 4582

Top Performers

South Alabama: A. Saintil 9 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Ast

New Mexico State: D. Eldridge 16 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

New Mexico State over South Alabama 82-64

Associated Press

LAS CRUSES, N.M. -- D.K. Eldridge scored 16 points with 12 rebounds to lead New Mexico State to an 82-64 victory over South Alabama Saturday night.

Daniel Mullings added 18 points for the Aggies (11-5). Tshilidzi Nephawe scored 12 points with nine rebounds and K.C. Ross-Miller had 10 points and 10 assists. New Mexico State hit 63.5 percent from the field overall and sank 65 percent from the line.

The Aggies jumped to a 19-9 lead halfway through the first period and maintained a double-digit lead into the break, 37-26. Early in the second, Ross-Miller hit a layup, a free throw, and one from beyond the arc within 20 seconds to extend the New Mexico State lead to 16. The Aggies never looked back.

The Jaguars (6-7) were just 43 percent from the field. Augustine Rubit led the team with 11 points and six rebounds.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
USA
NMSU
Points 64 82
FG Made-Attempted 25-58 (.431) 33-52 (.635)
3P Made-Attempted 3-14 (.214) 3-8 (.375)
FT Made-Attempted 11-21 (.524) 13-20 (.650)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 16 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

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