Rahman’s free throws gives New Mexico St 75-73 win
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP)—Freshman Hamidu Rahman sank a pair of free throws with 2.7 seconds remaining to lift New Mexico State past San Jose State 75-73 on Monday night.
Rahman, who scored 13 points in a season-high 28 minutes, recorded his third double-digit scoring game, all within his last six appearances. He also added seven rebounds, one off his season high.
Wendell McKines, a native of nearby Oakland, scored a career-high 21 points for the Aggies (8-7, 2-0 WAC), who beat the Spartans for the eighth straight time. Jahmar Young added 17 points while Jonathan Gibson scored all 11 of his points in the second half.
C.J. Webster scored a career-high 22 points on 10-of-14 shooting and had nine rebounds for the Spartans (6-6, 0-2), who lost their third in four games. Adrian Oliver had 15 and Justin Graham scored 10 of his 12 points in the second half.
The Aggies have won 22 of its past 25 meetings overall with San Jose State, which last won a game in the series in 1996.
Webster made two foul shots to give San Jose State a one-point edge with just under two minutes remaining.
Gibson made one of two free throws to make it 73-all with 46 seconds left, setting up the game-winning foul shots.
The Aggies, who lead the WAC in 3-point field goal percentage, shot nearly 38 percent from long range against the conference’s top 3-point field goal percentage defensive leader. The Spartans have allowed 13 3-pointers in their past two games.
San Jose State held a 39-37 lead at halftime.
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