New Mexico State beats Nevada, 62-60

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RENO, Nev. (AP)—Jahmar Young scored 17 points and Wendell McKines hit a 3-pointer with 58 seconds left to lift New Mexico State over Nevada 62-60 on Saturday.

McKines had 10 rebounds and 13 points, including the game-winning shot for the Aggies (12-12, 6-5 WAC). Hamidu Rahman had 11 points for New Mexico State.

Armon Johnson has 16 points for the Wolf Pack (13-10, 6-4 WAC) and hit a driving layup with 1:28 left that put Nevada on top 60-59.

But the Aggies responded with McKines long 3-pointer from the top of the key. Nevada had a chance to win the game in the final seconds, but Luke Babbitt’s 3-point attempt bounced off the rim at the buzzer. Babbitt had 14 points for the Wolf Pack.

New Mexico State’s defense forced Nevada into 16 turnovers and scored 21 points off turnovers.

Nevada led by as many as 10 points in the first half, going up 26-16 on a steal and layup by Lyndale Burleson with 7:41 left in the half, but New Mexico State responded with an 11-0 run to take a 27-26 lead with 3:24 left. The Aggies led 33-32 at halftime.

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 Top Performers
 New Mexico St.
Wendell McKines Wendell McKines
6-11,  13 Pts
10 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Nevada
Armon Johnson Armon Johnson
6-12,  16 Pts
4 Rebs, 6 Assists

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