New Mexico State beats Idaho

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP)—Jahmar Young made two free throws with 19 seconds remaining as New Mexico State rallied to beat Idaho 74-71 Thursday night.

Young finished with 15 points and 14 rebounds as the Aggies (9-9, 3-2 WAC) notched their first Western Athletic Conference victory at home this season.

Idaho (8-9, 2-2) led 69-64 with 3:25 to play after Luciano de Souza and Mac Hopson both sank 3-pointers.

De Souza’s dunk put the Vandals up 72-71 with 20 seconds left but he fouled Young, who made both of his ensuing free throws.

Jonathan Gibson and Young each added foul shots in the final seconds to seal the victory.

Troy Gillenwater finished with 17 points for New Mexico State while Wendell McKines added 15 points and 14 rebounds.

Terrence Simmons paced Idaho with 15 points.

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Mac Hopson Mac Hopson
4-10,  14 Pts
8 Rebs, 7 Assists
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7-14,  15 Pts
14 Rebs, 0 Assists

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