Aggies Defeat Jaguars


POSTED: Monday, December 19, 2011 - 9:29pm

UPDATED: Monday, December 19, 2011 - 10:46pm

The New Mexico State men's basketball team coasted to a 91-66 win over Southern.

The Aggies improved to 7-4 with four players in double figures. Redshirt senior forward Wendell McKines directed the Crimson and White with 20 points and a career-high 16 rebounds for his fifth double-double of the season.

Senior center Hamidu Rahman anchored the inside presence with a season-high 16 points and nine rebounds. Senior guard Hernst Laroche and freshman guard Daniel Mullings added 14 points each, which is a career-high mark for Mullings.

At halftime, the Aggies posted an eight-point advantage, 37-29. Rahman had a season-high 14 points and seven rebounds in the first 20 minutes of action. Laroche added six points, while Mullings contributed five points, which were all scored at the free-throw line.

NM State shot 51.7 percent from the field (31-of-60), and the Aggies dominated the paint and out-scored the Jaguars, 40-16.

The Aggies host McNeese State, Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. inside the Pan American Center.

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