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March Madness - San Diego State vs New Mexico State Final: 73-69 - Recap

Xavier Thames scored 23 points leading San Diego State to a 73-69 victory over New Mexico State at Spokane Arena on Thursday.

Bettors who backed San Diego State were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 8.

San Diego State got 15 points from Dwayne Polee II and another 10 points from Josh Davis. Xavier Thames contributed 5 assists, while Josh Davis cleaned the glass with 14 rebounds.

New Mexico State got 18 points from Daniel Mullings in a losing cause and another 14 points from Sim Bhullar. Daniel Mullings contributed 4 assists for them, while Tshilidzi Nephawe had 8 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed San Diego State were victorious, as the score was 32-20 at the break.

New Mexico State had a 41-40 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.