The Aggies (18-10, 10-1 Western Athletic Conference) pulled away during Utah Valley's second-half scoring drought. Zach Nelson's jumper with 15:25 left pulled Utah Valley within 32-29. The Wolverines (9-16, 3-7) scored three points over the next 11 minutes while the Aggies went ahead 49-32.
Nelson had 12 points and Mitch Bruneel grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Utah Valley.
New Mexico State won its eighth in a row to stay 2 1/2 games ahead of second-place Grand Canyon in the conference standings. The Aggies visit the Antelopes on Saturday.