- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 13, 2016

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Ian Baker nailed 3 of 7 from beyond the arc for 20 points to help lead New Mexico State to its seventh straight win, beating UTEP 79-68 on Tuesday night.

Baker has scored 1,006 career points in 97 games at New Mexico State. He was named Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week Monday after tying his career-high with 26 points in an 84-71 victory over New Mexico Saturday.

Jemerrio Jones was almost perfect on the night, making six of 7 field goals, one from distance, and 5 of 5 from the free throw line for 18 points. He also pulled down 13 rebounds and blocked a shot for the Aggies (9-2).

UTEP, trailing 41-25 at the break, rallied late to close to 77-68 following a Kelvin Jones jumper with 38 seconds left. Baker closed the scoring with two free throws.

Omega Harris led the Miners (2-6) with 18 points.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide