Neal shoots New Mexico past Marquette, 75-68

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Updated: 12/22/2013 2:08 am

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Freshman Cullen Neal scored a career high 24 points, including six 3-pointers to lead New Mexico past Marquette 75-68 at the MGM Grand Showcase benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer on Saturday night.

Neal attempted eight 3-point shots and was 8 of 12 from the field. His six 3-pointers also were a career high.

Cameron Bairstow added 20 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists for New Mexico (8-3). Bairstow hit all eight of his free throw attempts. Kendall Williams added 14 points, while Deshawn Delaney had 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Jake Thomas led Marquette (7-5) with 17 points, converting four 3-pointers. Jamil Wilson added 15 points, while Todd Mayo had 10. 

New Mexico outscored Marquette in the second half, 45-31.

 

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