LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) Tanahj Pettway led New Mexico State with 19 points and Femi Odukale scored the game-winning layup with eight seconds remaining as the Aggies beat Western Kentucky 72-70 on Thursday night.

Pettway was 6-of-12 shooting, including 4 for 9 from 3-point range, and went 3 for 4 from the line for the Aggies (8-10, 2-1 Conference USA). Jaden Harris scored 18 points while going 6 of 10 (4 for 5 from 3-point range), and added five rebounds and four steals. Odukale and Robert Carpenter each finished with 11 points.

The Hilltoppers (13-5, 2-2) were led by Khristian Lander, who recorded 19 points, four assists and three steals. Tyrone Marshall added 16 points, six rebounds, four assists and four steals for Western Kentucky. Brandon Newman also had 13 points and eight rebounds.

Pettway scored 10 points in the first half and New Mexico State went into the break trailing 37-27. Harris scored 16 second-half points. New Mexico State outscored Western Kentucky by 12 points over the final half.


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