New Mexico State beats Pepperdine 90-66

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP)—Jahmar Young scored 21 points and Wendell McKines had six of his 18 points during a key 16-2 second-half run, leading New Mexico State to a 90-66 win over Pepperdine on Friday night.

Jonathan Gibson scored 20 points and Troy Gillenwater had 19 for the Aggies (2-1).

Gillenwater made a 3-point basket for a 77-61 lead and Gibson followed on New Mexico State’s next possession with another 3-pointer at the 4-minute mark as the Aggies pulled away.

Taylor Darby led the Waves (1-3) with 12 points and 11 rebounds.

It was the first meeting between the two schools since Pepperdine’s 84-69 NIT victory in 1989.

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Taylor Darby Taylor Darby
6-9,  12 Pts
11 Rebs, 0 Assists
 New Mexico St.
Jahmar Young Jahmar Young
8-12,  21 Pts
6 Rebs, 6 Assists

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