UTEP 14 37 51
Nmexicost 17 38 55
Date of game: 2/23/2013

Recap: New Mexico St vs. Texas-El Paso

Las Cruces, NM (Sports Network) - Kevin Aronis finished with 11 points as the New Mexico State Aggies downed the Texas-El Paso Miners, 55-51, in a non- conference meeting at the Pan American Center.

Sy Bandja added 10 points for the Aggies (19-9), while Sim Bhullar pulled down nine rebounds, as New Mexico State got back on the winning track after seeing its 12-game winning streak snapped its last time out.

For the Miners (14-12), McKenzie Moore was the sole player in double figures with 10 points. C.J. Cooper chipped in nine points off the bench.

Neither team shot better than 25 percent from the field in the first half. New Mexico State shot a woeful 22.7 percent from the field, but it made 2-of-7 from 3-point range and outscored UTEP from the free-throw line, 5-0, which allowed it to take a 17-14 lead into halftime.

After intermission, both teams heated up from the floor. The Miners shot 63.6 percent from the field, while the Aggies connected on 52 percent of their shots. A 14-4 run by UTEP gave it a 48-39 lead with just over seven minutes to play. New Mexico State finished the game strong however, responding with a 16-3 run over the final six minutes to secure the victory.

New Mexico State outrebounded UTEP, 35-27.

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