New Mexico State (23-10) vs. Texas-Arlington (19-12) in WAC Championship

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Western Athletic Conference Tourney



1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  Texas-Arlington 30 25 55 +4.0
  New Mexico State 32 32 64 -4.0
Sat, Mar 16 2013, 10:00 PM MDT

Orleans Arena
Las Vegas, NV
Attendance: 1,142
TV: ESPN U

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New Mexico State takes on Texas-Arlington in the championship of the WAC Tournament at Orleans Arena on Saturday. Tipoff is at 11 p.m. ET and you can see it on ESPN U. The Aggies defeated the Mavericks 69-66 on Mar. 9 and are 1-1 against them over the past four years. New Mexico State will be looking to extend its four-game win streak.

In a 74-65 win over Texas State on Mar. 15, Sim Bhullar put up 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Aggies. He is averaging 10.1 points per game while also contributing a team-high 2.3 blocks per game. For the Mavericks, Karol Gruszecki finished with 19 points and five rebounds in the 69-53 win over Texas-San Antonio on Mar. 15. He is averaging 8.6 points and 2.6 rebounds per game.

StatSmack! New Mexico State is better than Texas-Arlington
  • Boom! New Mexico State defeated Texas-Arlington by 3 points the last time they played (Mar 09, 2013).
  • New Mexico State has a better record at home than Texas-Arlington this season (15-1 vs. 7-7).
  • New Mexico State is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on New Mexico State is 213 lbs compared to 204 lbs for Texas-Arlington.
  • New Mexico State has more wins over the last 5 years than Texas-Arlington (123 vs. 107).
UTA Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Jordan Reves 29 8 9 1 1 2 2
C Kevin Butler 27 11 5 1 1 0 2
C Brandon Edwards 26 8 8 1 1 1 1
C Karol Gruszecki 22 8 2 1 1 0 2
C- Cameron Catlett 24 6 3 3 1 0 2
C- Greg Gainey 16 7 4 0 1 0 1
D+ S. White-Miller 24 5 1 4 1 0 2
D+ Jamel Outler 18 7 1 1 1 0 1
D+ Drew Charles 16 4 2 1 1 0 2
D Luke Davis 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Kyle McElvain 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Deon Rodgers 4 0 1 0 0 0 0
NMSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Daniel Mullings 0 14 5 3 2 0 3
B- Tyrone Watson 34 11 5 3 1 0 3
B- Bandja Sy 0 12 7 2 1 1 2
B- Sim Bhullar 24 10 6 1 0 2 1
C Renaldo Dixon 18 6 4 1 0 1 1
C- Terrel de Rouen 21 6 2 2 0 0 1
C- K. Ross-Miller 23 5 2 2 1 0 2
D+ T. Nephawe 21 7 5 0 0 1 3
D+ Remi Barry 12 4 2 0 0 0 1
D Kevin Aronis 10 3 1 0 0 0 0
D B.J West 4 2 2 0 0 0 1
D Matej Buovac 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
D- Eric Weary 5 1 1 0 0 0 0

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