Utah State wins battle of Aggies

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP)—Gary Wilkinson had 22 points and a career-high 14 rebounds Saturday night as Utah State beat New Mexico State 77-67 and pushed its winning streak to 10 games.

Utah State (15-1, 3-0 Western Athletic Conference) led 38-34 at halftime and 54-44 with 11 minutes remaining after an 8-0 run sparked by a 3-point play from Wilkinson.

New Mexico State (8-9, 2-2) closed to 54-51 on Jahmar Young’s 3-pointer with 9 minutes left before the visiting Aggies pulled away.

Young finished with 18 points while Wendell McKines and Troy Gillenwater each added 11.

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