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December 4, 2010

McDonald surges in OT for Lobos

LAS CRUCES, N.M. Phillip McDonald hit two 3-pointers in overtime to lead New Mexico to a 84-78 victory over New Mexico State on Saturday night.

McDonald scored eight of his 18 points in overtime, knocking down a 3-pointer with 3:48 left in the extra session to put the Lobos (6-1) ahead for good.

Dairese Gary led the Lobos with 19 points and Kendall Williams had 17. The Lobos shot 50 percent, while New Mexico State (2-6) finished at 31.1 percent in its sixth straight loss.

Aggies junior Troy Gillenwater scored a career-high 32 points, including 21 in the first half. But Gillenwater was 2-for-17 in the second half and overtime to finish 8-for-29. Gordo Castillo finished with 11 points, and Hernst Laroche had 13.

The Aggies trailed by 17 with 9:26 left in the first half, but Castillo hit a jumper with 5.3 seconds left that sent it into overtime tied at 73.

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