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Brown carries New Mexico St. past Kansas City 74-71

Jan 11, 2020


  Terrell Brown scored 18 points, Ivan Aurrecoechea added nine, including a go-ahead layup, and New Mexico State beat UMKC 74-71 to win its sixth straight. Aurrecoechea's layup made it 56-54 with 6:39 left and sparked a 15-3 run that included three straight 3-pointers, but UMKC closed to 74-71 on Rob Whitfield's layup with three seconds to go. The Kangaroos' Marvin Nesbitt Jr. got a steal but missed a jumper at the buzzer. Jabari Rice scored 13 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and made six assists for the Aggies (12-6, 3-0 Western Athletic Conference). Trevelin Queen added 16 points and six rebounds. Jordan Giles scored 16 points and Whitfield added 14 for the Kangaroos (9-9, 2-2), who trailed 42-33 at halftime. Jashire Hardnett and Nesbitt scored 13 apiece and Nesbitt had seven rebounds.