MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) - Troy Gillenwater scored 22 points Wednesday night and New Mexico State held off Idaho 74-69 in the Western Athletic Conference opener for both teams.
Tyrone Watson and Hernst Laroche scored 12 points each for the Aggies (7-8). Tshilidzi Nephawe added 10 points.
Idaho was led by Kyle Barone with 22 points and Luiz Toledo with 14. Both had nine rebounds for the Vandals (6-6). There were 17 lead changes and Gillenwater had a basket and three free throws in the final 1:06 as the Aggies held on.
Idaho held a slim 31-29 halftime lead but both teams shot well in the second half. The Aggies made 63 percent of their shots and the Vandals converted 54 percent from outside after the break.
The Associated Press News Service
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved