Swmissouri 51
Nmexicost 71
Date of game: 12/22/2012

Recap: New Mexico St vs. Missouri State

Las Cruces, NM (Sports Network) - Behind a career-high 25 points from Sim Bhullar, the New Mexico State Aggies made easy work of the Missouri State Bears, 71-51, in non-conference action at Pan American Center.

Bhullar shot 9-of-12 from the field for NMSU (6-6), while Daniel Mullings scored 11 points. Bandja Sy grabbed nine rebounds and K.C. Ross-Miller handed out six assists for the Aggies, who snapped a two-game losing skid.

For Missouri State (2-10), Anthony Downing scored 17 points and Gavin Thurman came off the bench to net 10.

The Aggies shot 50 percent from the floor in the first half, while the Bears made good on just 33.3 percent of their field goal attempts. NMSU took a 34-23 lead into intermission.

NMSU improved its shooting to 60 percent in the second half, and Missouri State never got to within single-digits of the lead after the break.

The Aggies outscored the Bears in the paint, 30-8.

Game Notes

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