Jabari Rice scored 10 points and Mohamed Thiam grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds for the Aggies (18-4, 7-1 Western Athletic Conference), who made 15 of 37 3-pointers and scored 32 points off of 21 Cougars' turnovers.
Keyon Jones' driving layup capped New Mexico State's opening 21-5 run and the Cougars led by as many as 27 and 46-21 at halftime. Thiam's 3 with 11:03 to play put the Aggies up by 41 and they won going away.
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