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New Mexico State defeats Prairie View A&M, 95-76

Dec 29, 2009 - 4:51 AM LAS CRUCES, N.M.(AP) -- Wendell McKines scored 22 points and pulled down 13 rebounds as New Mexico State beat Prairie View A&M 95-76.

McKines added six assists for the Aggies.

Jonathan Gibson scored 22 points for New Mexico State (7-6), followed by Jahmar Young's 19 points and Hamidu Rahman's 14.

Young added four assists while Rahman pulled down eight rebounds in the victory.

New Mexico State outscored Prairie View A&M 52-36 in the second half.

Michael Griffin scored 19 points to lead the Panthers (5-6). Darnell Hugee scored 14 and Christopher Joseph scored 10 points.

New Mexico State took a 26-12 lead before Prairie View A&M got back in it. Two Griffin 3-pointers cut the New Mexico State lead to 35-33 and the Aggies led just 43-40 at the break.