NCAA Basketball

New Mexico State Aggies (28-6)


Sat. 3/4 Thu. 3/9 Sat. 3/11 Sat. 3/11 Fri. 3/17
vs. Tex-RGV 
W 107-81
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vs. ChiSt 
W 67-53
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vs. UMKC 
W 78-60
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@ CS-Bk 
W 70-60
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@ Baylor 
L 73-91
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Freeman scores 21 as Baylor tops New Mexico State

TULSA, Okla. (AP) After two years of surprise early NCAA Tournament exits, Baylor finally broke through.

Al Freeman came off the bench to score 21 points, and the third-seeded Bears defeated No. 14 seed New Mexico State 91-73 on Friday in the first round of the NCAA's East Regional.

Reserve forward Terry Maston scored 19 points, Jo Lual-Acuil scored 16 and Johnathan Motley added 15 points and 10 rebounds for Baylor (26-7), which suffered upset losses to Georgia State and Yale in the first round the previous two years. The Bears advanced to play Southern California on Sunday.

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Leaders
Points: I. Baker16.7
Rebounds: E. Chuha8.9
Assists: I. Baker4.2
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: I. Baker82.9%
3P%: B. Huggins42.0%
Steals: I. Baker1.3
Blocks: J. Wilkins0.9
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga36-1
3 Kansas31-5
4 Arizona32-5
5 Kentucky32-6
6 North Carolina31-7
7 Duke28-9
8 UCLA31-5
9 Oregon33-5
10 Louisville25-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga36-1
3 Kansas31-5
4 Arizona32-5
5 Kentucky32-6
6 UCLA31-5
7 Duke28-9
8 North Carolina31-7
9 Oregon33-5
10 Louisville25-9
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Western Athletic Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Bakersfield 12-2 25-9
New Mexico State 11-3 28-6
Grand Canyon 11-3 22-9
UMKC 8-6 18-17
Utah Valley 6-8 17-17
Seattle 5-9 13-17
Texas-Rio Grande Valley 2-12 10-22
Chicago State 1-13 6-26
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 78.8 (50)
Rebounds: 12.8 (27)
Assists: 14.9 (84)
FG%: 46.7% (62)
FT%: 71.2% (136)
3P%: 33.7% (243)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 67.9 (66)
Rebounds: 26.6 (66)
Assists: 10.6 (14)
FG%: 41.9% (76)
FT%: 68.2% (57)
3P%: 29.4% (5)
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