McCants carries New Mexico St. over Grand Canyon 72-52
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Johnny McCants had 17 points and 12 rebounds to lead New Mexico State to a 72-52 win over Grand Canyon on Saturday night, the Aggies’ 11th straight victory.
Jabari Rice had 18 points and six rebounds for New Mexico State (17-6, 8-0 Western Athletic Conference). Ivan Aurrecoechea added 14 points.
Carlos Johnson had 15 points for the Antelopes (9-13, 4-4). Mikey Dixon added 14 points. Jovan Blacksher Jr. had 13 points.
Alessandro Lever, who led the Antelopes in scoring entering the contest with 16 points per game, had only 5 points. He shot 20 percent from beyond the arc (1 of 5).
New Mexico State faces Chicago State on the road on Thursday. Grand Canyon faces California Baptist on the road next Saturday.