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Aggies’ 5-game win streak ends

LAS CRUCES — Isaiah Pineiro scored a career-high 23 points on 7-of-10 shooting, Tyler Williams added 13, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with four minutes left, and San Diego beat New Mexico State 65-60 on Wednesday night.

A.J. Harris tied it at 56 with a free throw, but Williams hit a 3-pointer and a jumper for a 61-56 San Diego lead. The Aggies closed to 61-60 on Eli Chuha’s layup before Pineiro made two free throws for a 63-60 lead with 19 seconds to go. Harris missed two free throws, but Williams made both of his on the other end, then stole the ball from Harris before time expired.

A 3 by San Diego’s Olin Carter III tied it at 29 at halftime.

The Toreros shot 48 percent to 38 percent for the Aggies and made 11 3-pointers to New Mexico State’s four.

Isaiah Wright scored 17 with eight rebounds for the Toreros (6-2), who ended a two-game skid.

Sidy N’Dir scored 16 points and Jemerrio Jones added 14 with 11 rebounds for the Aggies (6-2), who saw their five-game win streak end.

SAN DIEGO 65, NEW MEXICO STATE 60

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SAN DIEGO (6-2)

Neubauer 0-2 0-0 0, Pineiro 7-10 7-9 23, Massalski 0-0 0-0 0, Wright 6-14 1-1 17, Carter 4-9 0-0 9, Gray 1-4 0-0 3, Floresca 0-0 0-0 0, Martinez 0-1 0-0 0, Williams 4-6 2-2 13. Totals 22-46 10-12 65.

NEW MEXICO STATE (6-2)

J.Jones 5-13 3-6 14, Wilkins 2-5 2-2 6, N’Dir 6-8 1-2 16, Lofton 2-12 4-4 8, Harris 1-5 1-3 3, Chuha 2-8 1-3 5, McCants 4-4 0-0 8, K.Jones 0-2 0-0 0, Buchanan 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 22-58 12-20 60.

Halftime—29-29. 3-Point Goals—San Diego 11-27 (Wright 4-9, Williams 3-3, Pineiro 2-4, Gray 1-4, Carter 1-4, Martinez 0-1, Neubauer 0-2), New Mexico St. 4-23 (N’Dir 3-5, J.Jones 1-4, Wilkins 0-1, Chuha 0-1, K.Jones 0-2, Harris 0-4, Lofton 0-6). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—San Diego 30 (Wright 8), New Mexico St. 35 (J.Jones 11). Assists—San Diego 12 (Floresca, Wright, Pineiro 3), New Mexico St. 11 (J.Jones, Harris 3). Total Fouls—San Diego 21, New Mexico St. 15. A—3,798 (12,482).


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