Idaho vs. New Mexico State: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Idaho vs. New Mexico State: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Idaho 74
(9-13, 4-7 away)
New Mexico State 76
(16-8, 11-1 home)
Venue: Pan American Center
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, February 07, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Idaho 35 39 74
New Mexico State 36 40 76
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Idaho K Barone 26 K Barone 7 M McChristian 3
New Mexico State S Bhullar 20 B Sy 15 D Mullings 4

On Thursday, February 7th, New Mexico State got by Idaho 76-74 in conference play. The Aggies now have a record of 0-2 versus AP-Ranked teams this season. Sim Bhullar paced the Aggies and put up a team-high 20 points plus five rebounds. Bandja Sy also had a strong outing, scoring nine points and adding 15 rebounds. For the Vandals, Kyle Barone finished with a game-high 26 points and seven rebounds. Next up for New Mexico State (16-8, 10-2 WAC) is Seattle (7-15, 2-10 WAC) on Saturday, February 9th on their home court.

New Mexico State Game Notes

  • New Mexico State started 16-8 during the 2002, 2001, and 1998 seasons (since 1996).
  • The win over Idaho extended the New Mexico State winning streak to 10 games.
  • The Aggies have won 3 close games this season (a win by 5 or fewer points). Since 2007, New Mexico State is 26-24 in close games.
  • The Aggies have won every game this season (4-0) after recording 30 or more field goals made.
  • New Mexico State has won every game this season (7-0) when its field goal percentage has been 53.6% or better.
  • NMSU has won 92% of the time this season (12-1) when opponents record 10 or fewer assists.
  • This season New Mexico State has won 80% of the time (4-1) when Bandja Sy plays 40 minutes or more, 80% of the time (4-1) when Sim Bhullar has 4 free throws made or more, and 71% of the time (5-2) when Renaldo Dixon has 5 rebounds or more.
  • NMSU set season lows for free throws made (8) and steals (2).
  • The Aggies have recorded more assists than their opponents for the past 6 games.
  • This is the 12th game at home this season--NMSU has a 14.5 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • Bandja Sy recorded a team season high in defensive rebounds with 13.
  • The top two scorers (Sim Bhullar and Renaldo Dixon) accounted for 42.1% of the points.
  • Bandja Sy accounted for 46.8% of the team's rebounds.
  • Sim Bhullar has led the team in scoring in 4 out of 24 games this season.
  • Bandja Sy has led the team in rebounding in 13 out of 24 games this season.
  • Bandja Sy recorded the 7th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Bandja Sy had career highs with 15 rebounds and 13 defensive rebounds.
  • This marks the 3rd 20-point game of Sim Bhullar's career.
  • Sim Bhullar has 3 straight double-digit point games.

Idaho Game Notes

  • The Vandals have lost 6 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, Idaho is 27-28 in close games.
  • Kyle Barone accounted for 35.1% of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (Kyle Barone and Mansa Habeeb) accounted for 42.8% of the rebounds.
  • Kyle Barone has led the team in scoring 9 times and in rebounding 18 times in 22 games this season.
  • This marks the 11th 20-point game of Kyle Barone's career.
  • Kyle Barone has 8 straight double-digit point games.
  • Kyle Barone set a career high with 10 field goals made.
  • This marks the 2nd 20-point game of Connor Hill's career.
  • Connor Hill has 4 straight double-digit point games.
  • Connor Hill set a career high with 21 points.
  • This was the 1st foul out of the season for Stephen Madison.
IDAHO PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Kyle Barone372672110
AConnor Hill352110001
BMansa Habeeb18252100
BM. McChristian321233204
CStephen Madison24950004
C-Wendell Faines26041000
-Denzel Douglas7400001
D+Joe Kammerer15021001
-R. Harris Jr.4001000
NMSU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ASim Bhullar292051011
ABandja Sy409154004
B+Terrel de Rouen341254102
B+Renaldo Dixon331253034
BKevin Aronis6901000
CRemi Barry18720001
CDaniel Mullings40704103

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