January 22, 2015

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) Pascal Siakam had 18 points and 11 rebounds, Daniel Mullings added 17 points and New Mexico State beat Grand Canyon 85-63 on Thursday night.

The Aggies (11-10, 3-1 Western Athletic Conference) outscored Grand Canyon 24-6 during a 10-minute stretch of the first half to build a 37-18 lead with 3:35 left in the period.

Grand Canyon (11-9, 2-1) closed the half on a 9-4 run to get within 14 points at the break. Joshua Braun's 3-pointer early in the second closed the gap to 45-33 and the Antelopes would get no closer.

Tshilidzi Nephawe had 15 points, Remi Barry added 14 and Ian Baker scored 13 for the Aggies. Nephawe and Barry each grabbed nine rebounds and New Mexico State outrebounded Grand Canyon 42-27.

Braun and DeWayne Russell scored 18 points apiece to lead the Antelopes.

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