Scores

Final

New Mexico St 84

(12-5, 1-0 WAC)

Grand Canyon 62

(6-9, 1-1 WAC)

    9:00 PM ET, January 4, 2014

    GCU Arena, Phoenix, Arizona

    1 2 T
    NMSU 45 3984
    GCU 31 3162

    Top Performers

    New Mexico State: K. Aronis 20 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Grand Canyon: J. Garrison 25 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast

    New Mexico State defeats Grand Canyon 84-62

    Associated Press

    PHOENIX -- Kevin Aronis scored 20 points and Western Athletic Conference favorite New Mexico State opened its league schedule with an 84-62 victory over Grand Canyon on Saturday night.

    Aronis made five 3-pointers in the first half when the Aggies (12-5) took a 45-31 lead. Grand Canyon got within 10 points early in the second half but no closer.

    NMSU's Daniel Mullings added 15 points and DK Eldridge 14. Edlridge grabbed 10 rebounds and Tshilidzi Nephawe 11 in the absence of 7-foot-5 teammate Sim Bhullar. Bhullar was rested as a precaution because of a bruised foot. Bhullar, coming into the game, was the team's leading rebounder, shot blocker and best percentage shooter from the floor. His playing status is day-to-day.

    Jerome Garrison scored a career-high 25 points for the Antelopes (6-9, 1-1), who hadn't lost at home since Feb. 2, 2012. Grand Canyon has lost six of its last seven games.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NMSU
    GCU
    Points 84 62
    FG Made-Attempted 28-55 (.509) 23-57 (.404)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-19 (.474) 4-13 (.308)
    FT Made-Attempted 19-26 (.731) 12-16 (.750)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 20 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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