Jones, Bakers Help Aggies Run Winning Streak to 17
SEATTLE (AP) — Ian Baker had 19 points and 11 rebounds and Jemerrio Jones 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead New Mexico State over Seattle 71-56 for the Aggies' 17th consecutive victory Thursday night.
Eli Chuha added 14 points for the Aggies (19-2, 6-0 Western Athletic). The Aggies outrebounded the Redhawks 41-36 and outscored Seattle 32-20 in the paint, which was the difference with neither team shooting well from long distance. NMSU was 6 of 21 on 3-pointers and Seattle a dismal 5 of 30.
Seattle (9-11, 1-4) was 0 for 12 on 3s in the first half and committed 13 of their 17 turnovers in falling behind 31-20.
Matej Kavas, who led Seattle with 14 points, hit a jumper then two free throws to get the Redhawks within 50-47 with 7½ minutes left but then were outscored 21-9 with the Redhawks going 1 of 10 from 3.
Only Gonzaga, with 21 victories, has a longer winning streak.