Updated: Idaho (9-12) Squares Off with New Mexico State (15-8)

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  Idaho 35 39 74 +10.5
  New Mexico State 36 40 76 -10.5
Thu, Feb 07 2013, 06:00 PM PST

Pan American Center
Las Cruces, NM
Attendance: 5,675
TV: AggieVision

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On Thursday, Idaho visits Pan American Center to take on New Mexico State. Tipoff is at 9 p.m. EST and you can catch it on AggieVision. The Vandals lost to the Aggies 71-70 on Jan. 12 and are 2-7 against them over the last four years.

Idaho maintains sixth place in the WAC while New Mexico State is in second place.

In their last outing, behind 19 points from Connor Hill, the Vandals defeated San Jose State 66-63 on Feb. 2. He contributes 2 rebounds per game in addition to his 11.7 points per game. For the Aggies, Sim Bhullar put up 17 points and 18 rebounds in the 75-62 win over Texas-San Antonio on Feb. 2. He is averaging 9.7 points per game and leads the team in blocks with 2 per game. New Mexico State ranks first in their conference in free throw rate at 45.4 percent, which also places them 11th in the country.

StatSmack! Idaho is better than New Mexico State
  • Connor Hill is ranked 39th nationally in three-pointers.
  • The Idaho basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than New Mexico State (60% vs 35%).
  • The Idaho rebounding leader (Kyle Barone, 204 rebounds) has more rebounds than the New Mexico State rebounding leader (Bandja Sy, 167 rebounds).
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Idaho has a stronger schedule than New Mexico State this season (SOS Rank: #98 vs #119).
IDAHO Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Kyle Barone 34 16 10 2 0 1 2
C+ Stephen Madison 31 15 4 2 0 0 2
C Connor Hill 30 12 2 1 0 0 1
C M. McChristian 27 7 4 3 1 0 1
D+ R. Harris Jr. 20 7 2 2 0 0 2
D Mansa Habeeb 19 5 2 2 0 0 2
D Denzel Douglas 13 2 2 2 1 0 1
D Wendell Faines 11 2 2 0 0 1 1
D Marcus Bell 11 3 3 0 0 1 1
D Joe Kammerer 12 2 1 0 0 0 0
D- Matt Borton 9 1 1 1 0 0 0
F Max Salesky 2 2 1 0 0 0 0
F Westin Hill 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
NMSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Daniel Mullings 34 15 6 3 2 0 3
C+ Tyrone Watson 33 11 5 3 1 0 3
C+ Bandja Sy 35 11 7 1 1 1 2
C+ Sim Bhullar 21 10 6 1 0 2 1
C- Renaldo Dixon 15 5 3 1 0 1 1
C- K. Ross-Miller 25 5 2 3 1 0 2
D+ T. Nephawe 21 7 5 0 0 1 3
D+ Terrel de Rouen 18 5 2 2 0 0 1
D Emery Coleman 4 0 0 0 0 0 1
D Remi Barry 11 3 2 0 0 0 1
D Kevin Aronis 10 3 1 0 0 0 0
D B.J West 5 2 3 0 0 0 1
D Matej Buovac 4 2 1 0 0 0 0
D- Eric Weary 5 1 1 0 0 0 1

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