LAS CRUCES, N.M. – C.J. Bobbitt had 15 points, including three 3-pointers, and Terrell Brown scored 14 to help New Mexico State beat Washington State 69-63 in nonconference men’s basketball Saturday night.
Bobbitt made 5 of 6 from the field and grabbed seven rebounds and AJ Harris added 12 points for New Mexico State (6-1). The Aggies, who have won four in a row, beat a Power Five team at home for the first time since a 75-71 win over Colorado on Nov. 27, 2002.
Bobbitt hit a 3-pointer to open the scoring and Brown’s layup gave New Mexico State a 13-2 lead with 13 minutes left in the first half before going into the break with a 33-25 advantage. CJ Elleby’s short jumper pulled Washington State within 57-56 with 3 minutes to go, but Shunn Buchanan answered with a 3 – his only points of the game – to spark a 10-2 run that made it 67-58 with 1:06 to play and the Aggies held on from there. Elleby had 18 points and 10 rebounds and Robert Franks scored 17 with 13 boards for the Cougars (4-2).
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