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

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Louisiana Tech vs. New Mexico State: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Louisiana Tech 60
(26-4, 11-4 away)
New Mexico State 78
(20-10, 14-1 home)
Venue: Pan American Center
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, March 07, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Louisiana Tech 34 26 60
New Mexico State 43 35 78
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Louisiana Tech R Appleby 13 J Johnson 5 A Hamilton 3
New Mexico State D Mullings 23 T Watson 11 D Mullings 3

On Thursday, Mar. 7, New Mexico State won big against Louisiana Tech 78-60 in conference action. The Aggies even the season series against Louisiana Tech at 1-1 with the win. The Aggies were led by Daniel Mullings, who got a game-high 23 points and eight rebounds (4 Stl 3 Ast). Tyrone Watson got a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds. For the Bulldogs, Raheem Appleby finished with a team-high 13 points and two rebounds. New Mexico State (20-10, 13-4 WAC) takes on Texas-Arlington (17-10, 11-5 WAC) on Saturday, Mar. 9 at home.

New Mexico State Game Notes

  • This game was statistically over in the 2nd half with 3:03 left to go.
  • NMSU beat the spread by 15.5 points. That makes the 15th time this season the Aggies have beaten the spread.
  • The Aggies have won every game this season (6-0) after recording 29 or more field goals made.
  • New Mexico State has won every game this season (5-0) when its field goal percentage has been 54.7 percent or better.
  • NMSU has won every game this season (5-0) when opponents record six or fewer free throws made.
  • This season New Mexico State has won 79 percent of the time (11-3) when Bandja Sy has 12 points or more and 83 percent of the time (5-1) when Daniel Mullings plays 39 minutes or more.
  • This is the 15th game at home this season--NMSU has a 13.3 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • The top two scorers (Daniel Mullings and Bandja Sy) accounted for 44.8 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Tyrone Watson and Bandja Sy) accounted for 47.5 percent of the rebounds.
  • Daniel Mullings has led the team in scoring in 13 out of 30 games this season.
  • This marks the 10th 20-point game of Daniel Mullings's career.
  • Bandja Sy has five straight double-digit point games.
  • Tyrone Watson recorded the fourth double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Tyrone Watson recorded a double-double. It was his first this season and second of his career.
  • Tyrone Watson had a career high with seven defensive rebounds.

Louisiana Tech Game Notes

  • The bench recorded more rebounds (17) than the starters (eight).
  • Raheem Appleby has led the team in scoring 15 times in 30 games this season.
  • Raheem Appleby has five straight double-digit point games.
LaTech PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
B+Michale Kyser15930010
B-Isaiah Massey11450001
B-Raheem Appleby251320100
C+Alex Hamilton171103004
CChris Anderson10420101
CJaron Johnson26550202
CC. Johnson18320100
CKenneth Smith23803105
C-J.L. Lewis14040011
DKenyon McNeail16310002
DBrandon Gibson19010111
-Stojan Gjuroski3000000
-Gilbert Talbot3000000
NMSU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Daniel Mullings392383403
A+Tyrone Watson3112113001
ASim Bhullar32643151
B+Bandja Sy341281103
B+Renaldo Dixon10330020
C+Terrel de Rouen131000003
CK. Ross-Miller27932105
CKevin Aronis11310010
-Remi Barry3010001

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