NMSU and UTEP hook up for the 207th time in act two of the 2013-14 version of the Battle of I-10. The Aggies beat the Miners 86-73 in the first matchup at the Pan American Center.
NMSU is now 4-1 on the season while UTEP is 3-1. NMSU squeaked out a home win on Wednesday against Northern Colorado 67-63.
The Miners are coming off an encouraging 82-74 win Tuesday against Colorado State, Vince Hunter scored 11 points, and added 15 rebounds.
Rebounding is a key for both teams in this game, along with staying out of foul trouble, something that hurt UTEP in the first meeting.
Mullings scored 26 on J-Wash, after Washburn held him in check in both meetings last season. Mullings named dropped Washburn in the post game presser in the Aggies earlier win, something I expect Washburn to reply with his tough hard nosed play.
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