USU 74, NMSU 62
• Key stretch: After NMSU tied the game with 4:46 left, Utah State didn't allow a NMSU field goal the rest of the game.
• Key stat: NMSU hit just 8-of-30 three-point attempts.
• Top performance: USU's Gary Wilkinson scored a team-high 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds.
• Overall record: 12-5
• Conference record: 2-0
• Up next: Boise State, Thursday, 7 p.m.