Las Cruces, NM (Sports Network) - Daniel Mullings scored a game-high 23 points as the New Mexico State Aggies ended Louisiana Tech's Division I leading winning streak with a 78-60 victory over the Bulldogs in Western Athletic Conference action at the Pan American Center.
Mullings also had eight rebounds for the Aggies (20-10, 13-4 WAC). Tyrone Watson recorded a double-double with 12 points and 11 boards. Bandja Sy chipped in 12 points and eight rebounds. Terrel de Rouen added 10 points off the bench as NMSU won for the second time in the last three games.
The Bulldogs (26-4, 16-1) had won 18-straight games entering play. Raheem Appleby put up a team-high 13 points and Alex Hamilton added 11 points off the bench.
In the first half , both teams made 14 shots from the floor. NMSU outscored Louisiana Tech 13-2 in made free-throws, en route to the 43-34 advantage at the break.
In the second, Louisiana Tech was held to a mere 10-of-28 on field goal attempts, while NMSU knocked down 15-of-24.
NMSU controlled the boards, 40-26, and points in the paint, 38-20.