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

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New Mexico State vs. Denver: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
New Mexico State 60
(19-10, 6-9 away)
Denver 66
(19-8, 11-2 home)
Venue: Magness Arena
6:00PM ET / 3:00PM PT, March 02, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
New Mexico State 28 32 60
Denver 27 39 66
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
New Mexico State B Sy 21 B Sy 11 T Watson 5
Denver R O`Neale 14 R O`Neale 5 C Udofia 5

New Mexico State forced only nine turnovers and took a home loss to Denver 66-60 in conference play on Saturday, Mar. 2. With the loss, the Aggies tie the season series against Denver at 1-1. The Aggies got a double-double out of Bandja Sy with a game-high 21 points and 11 rebounds. Sim Bhullar had 17 points and added two rebounds. For the Pioneers, Chris Udofia finished with 13 points and five assists (4 Blk 3 Stl). New Mexico State (19-10, 12-4 WAC) hosts 25th-ranked Louisiana Tech (26-3, 16-0 WAC) on Thursday, Mar. 7.

New Mexico State Game Notes

  • New Mexico State started 19-10 during the 2009 and 2001 seasons (since 1996).
  • NMSU beat the spread by 2.5 points. That makes the 14th time this season the Aggies have beaten the spread.
  • When the opposition records 18 or more free throws made this season, New Mexico State has lost 100 percent of the time (0-3).
  • When the opposition commits nine or fewer turnovers this season, New Mexico State has lost 100 percent of the time (0-5).
  • When the opposition shoots a field goal percentage of 43.5 percent or better this season, New Mexico State has lost 78 percent of the time (2-7).
  • This is the third loss of the season where the Aggies opponent came back to win after being down at halftime.
  • Bandja Sy accounted for 35.0 percent of the team's points.
  • Bandja Sy accounted for 32.3 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Bandja Sy has led the team in scoring seven times and in rebounding 14 times in 29 games this season.
  • This marks the fifth 20-point game of Bandja Sy's career.
  • Bandja Sy has four straight double-digit point games.
  • Bandja Sy recorded a double-double. It was his fourth this season and fifth of his career.
  • Bandja Sy had career highs with three three-pointers and a 100 percent three-point percentage.
  • This was the second foul out of the season for Terrel de Rouen.

Denver Game Notes

  • The top two scorers (Royce O`Neale and Chris Udofia) accounted for 40.9 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Royce O`Neale and Chase Hallam) accounted for 40.9 percent of the rebounds.
  • Royce O`Neale has led the team in scoring eight times and in rebounding 14 times in 27 games this season.
  • Chase Hallam has four straight double-digit point games.
  • Chris Udofia has seven straight double-digit point games.
  • Chris Udofia set a career high with three three-pointers.
NMSU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Bandja Sy3921111123
ASim Bhullar331722041
BTyrone Watson381025013
CDaniel Mullings35851207
CK. Ross-Miller14210000
C-Terrel de Rouen26053003
-Renaldo Dixon7210000
-Kevin Aronis5000101
-Remi Barry3010000
DEN PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AChris Udofia341325341
ARoyce O`Neale341455212
AChase Hallam351144301
BBrett Olson401332002
BCam Griffin21440310
CJalen Love28901002
-Marcus Byrd6200000

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