NCAA Men's Basketball

New Mexico State Aggies (12-8)


Fri. 3/5 Sat. 3/6 Thu. 3/11 Fri. 3/12 Sat. 3/13
@ DixiSt 
W 76-66
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@ DixiSt 
W 68-56
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vs. UTRGV 
W 77-61
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@ UtVaU 
W 78-62
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@ GraCan 
L 56-74
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Grand Canyon beats New Mexico State, earns 1st NCAA bid

LAS VEGAS (AP) Jovan Blacksher Jr. had 19 points and seven rebounds, and Grand Canyon earned its first bid to the NCAA Tournament with a 74-56 win over New Mexico State in the Western Athletic Conference tournament championship on Saturday night.

The top-seeded Antelopes (17-6) took the lead for good during a 12-0 run that ended at 19-9 on Oscar Frayer's layup. Grand Canyon's 7-0 run late in the half pushed the lead into double digits for good.

The Antelopes entered the game ranked second in the nation in field goal percentage defense at 37.7% and held No. 3 seed New Mexico State to 36.4% on 20-of-55 shooting. The Aggies attempted 32 shots from 3-point range, making nine of them.

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Leaders
Points: J. Rice13.2
Rebounds: J. McCants6.1
Assists: E. Gilyard II2.8
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: D. Tillman76.3%
3P%: J. Rice35.5%
Steals: E. Gilyard II1.1
Blocks: J. McCants0.9
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Gonzaga31-1
2 Illinois24-7
3 Baylor28-2
4 Michigan23-5
5 Alabama26-7
6 Houston28-4
7 Ohio State21-10
8 Iowa22-9
9 Texas19-8
10 Arkansas25-7
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Baylor28-2
2 Gonzaga31-1
3 Houston28-4
4 Michigan23-5
5 Alabama26-7
6 Arkansas25-7
7 UCLA22-10
8 Illinois24-7
9 USC25-8
10 Florida State18-7
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Western Athletic Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Grand Canyon 9-3 17-7
Utah Valley 9-4 11-11
New Mexico State 7-6 12-8
California Baptist 6-6 13-10
Seattle 4-5 12-11
Tarleton St. 5-7 10-10
Dixie St. 4-10 8-13
UT Rio Grande Valley 2-5 9-10
Chicago State 0-0 0-9
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 71.1 (183)
Rebounds: 11.9 (46)
Assists: 12.5 (225)
FG%: 42.6% (252)
FT%: 72.9% (97)
3P%: 31.6% (279)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 64.2 (37)
Rebounds: 24.2 (256)
Assists: 11.6 (77)
FG%: 43.0% (162)
FT%: 71.2% (196)
3P%: 32.4% (98)

Next Home Game:
WestNM @ NMSt
Wed., Dec. 14 @ 6:00 PM PT7:00 PM MT8:00 PM CT9:00 PM ET2:00 PM GMT10:00 PM 北京时间7:00 PM MST9:00 PM EST