Jabari Rice scored 10 points and Mohamed Thiam grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds for the Aggies (18-4, 7-1 Western Athletic Conference), who made 15 of 37 3-pointers and scored 32 points off of 21 Cougars' turnovers.
Keyon Jones' driving layup capped New Mexico State's opening 21-5 run and the Cougars led by as many as 27 and 46-21 at halftime. Thiam's 3 with 11:03 to play put the Aggies up by 41 and they won going away.
Michigan State's Rocket Watts (stress reaction) to miss Sunday's game
Michigan State freshman guard Rocket Watts is expected to miss Sunday's game against Rutgers with an injury.
Hauser carries Portland St. past CS Northridge 73-67
Matt Hauser had a career-high 29 points as Portland State defeated Cal State Northridge 73-67 on Friday night.
Elkaz leads UC Riverside over Cal Lutheran 74-40
Dragan Elkaz came off the bench to score 15 points and UC Riverside defeated Cal Lutheran 74-40 on Friday night.