January 06, 2015

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) Remi Barry had 16 points and DK Eldridge had 15 with nine assists as New Mexico State held off determined Division II New Mexico Highlands 75-67 on Tuesday night.

Pascal Siakam contributed 14 points for New Mexico State (8-9).

The Aggies, who have lost all seven road games, have also struggled at home this year, losing two for the first time since the 2011-12 season.

The Cowboys' Kendrick Nichols hit a 3-pointer for a 46-42 lead early in the second half. Then NMSU went on a 14-5 run, which included a Siakam jumper, 3-pointers by Eldridge and Ian Baker, a Siakam layup, and four straight points by Barry, to give the Aggies a 56-51 lead at the 11:08 mark. The Cowboys battled back but could never regain the lead.

Nichols had 24 points and Ricky Norris chipped in 17 for New Mexico Highlands.

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