New Mexico State upsets No. 15 Nevada
Las Cruces, NM (Sports Network) – Justin Hawkins had a huge game, scoring 29
points and grabbing 11 rebounds as New Mexico State upset 15th-ranked Nevada,
Elijah Ingram scored 14 points and Tyrone Nelson had 12 for the Aggies (15-4,
5-1 WAC), who improved to 11-0 at the Pan American Center this season.
Fred Peete chipped in with 10 points for New Mexico State, which is 21-4 at
hom since Reggie Theus took over as head coach.
Ramon Sessions scored 23 points while Nick Fazekas posted 21 points and seven
boards for the Wolf Pack (17-2, 5-1), who saw their 10-game winning streak
come to an end.
New Mexico State trailed 34-33 at the break but used an early 10-2 spurt,
bookended by two Peete three pointers, to grab a 51-46 lead just under seven
minutes into the second half.
A Marcelus Kemp layup followed by two Sessions free throws brought Nevada back
within a point, but the Aggies responded with a 9-0 run, capped by two Nelson
free throws that gave New Mexico State a 62-52 advantage with less than eight
minutes left in the half.
Two baskets by Kemp and Fazekas brought the Wolf Pack within five, 68-63, with
just over two minutes left in the game, but the Aggies hit their free throws
down the stretch to clinch the win.
New Mexico State ended a three-game losing streak to the Wolf Pack and leads
the all-time series with Nevada, 14-8…Kemp finished with 14 points and eight
boards for Nevada.