New Mexico State beats Northern New Mexico 97-47

The Associated Press

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) -- Kevin Aronis and Matei Buovac both scored 18 points to lead New Mexico State to a dominating 97-47 victory over Northern New Mexico, a NAIA school, Saturday night.

Six Aggies were in double figures as DK Eldridge scored 16, Sim Bhullar had 12 with 10 rebounds and five blocks, Ian Baker also had 12, and Tshilidzi Nephawe added 10.

New Mexico State (10-5) opened the game with a 24-6 run, making six 3-point shots in that span, and went on to a 57-28 halftime advantage.

The Aggies made 14 of 24 3-point shots in the game. Aronis was 6 of 10 from beyond the arc and Buovac made 4 of 7 3-point attempts. The Aggies made 64.7 percent of their field goal attempts, while limiting Northern New Mexico (10-7) to 19-of-70 shooting from the floor.

Matthew Brito led Northern New Mexico with 15 points.

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