LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- C.J. Bobbitt posted 14 points, including two free throws with 12.5 seconds left, and New Mexico State knocked UTEP out of the ranks of the unbeaten 59-56 on Tuesday night.
The Miners, who called a timeout with 8.8 seconds to play, got up two 3-point attempts before time ran out.
The Aggies (5-4) did not make a basket in the last 6:03 and UTEP (5-1) didn't score from the field in the last 5:12 as the teams combined to miss their last 15 shots to go with seven turnovers.
It was the 218th meeting between the schools, now dubbed The Battle of I-10, with UTEP 65-50 in El Paso on Nov. 12 to end NMSU's nine-game winning streak in the series.
The Aggies evened the season series against the Miners with the win. UTEP defeated New Mexico State 65-50 on Nov. 12.
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