Aggies Fall to Lobos in Overtime
Phillip McDonald hit two 3-pointers in overtime to lead New Mexico to a 84-78 OT victory over New Mexico State on Saturday at the Pan American Center.
McDonald scored eight of his 18 points in overtime, knocking down a triple with 3:48 left in overtime to put the Lobos (6-1) ahead for good.
Dairese Gary led the Lobos with 19 points and Kendall Williams had 17 as the Lobos finished the game 50 percent from the floor while New Mexico State (2-6) finished 31.1 percent to lose its sixth straight.
NMSU junior forward Troy Gillenwater scored a career-high 32 points, scoring 21 in the first half. But Gillenwater was 2-of-17 in the second half and overtime to finish 8-of-29 from the field. Gordo Castillo finished with 11 points and Hernst Laroche had 13.
The Aggies trailed by 17 with 9:26 left in the first half, but New Mexico State senior guard Gordo Castillo hit a jumper from the top of the key with 5.3 seconds left that sent the game into overtime tied at 73-73.
UNM led by as many as 17 in the first half after a 18-1 run where the Aggies went without a field goal for nearly six minutes. UNM finished the first half shooting 50 percent as the Aggies trimmed the lead to five at halftime, outscoring New Mexico 13-8 in the final 4:02.