New Mexico State snaps Utah State's streak, 64-51

Posted at: 01/18/2013 7:57 AM
Updated at: 01/18/2013 8:09 AM
By: The Associated Press

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Bandja Sy scored 16 points and pulled down seven rebounds Thursday night, helping New Mexico State snap Utah State's 13-game winning streak with a 64-51 victory.

Daniel Mullings and Tyrone Watson added 12 points apiece for NMSU (11-8, 5-2 Western Athletic), which shot 58 percent from the field in winning its fifth in a row. NMSU improved to 8-1 at home this season.

Preston Medlin had 14 points and Jarred Shaw 11 for Utah State (14-2, 5-1), which could have matched Kansas for the longest active winning streak in Division I with a victory. NMSU went ahead for good early in the first half on a Kevin Aronis 3-pointer and led 23-18 at halftime.

The lead grew to as many as 21 points in the second half before a late Utah State rally. Utah State still leads 35-30 in the all-time series between two schools with "Aggies" as their mascots.

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