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New Mexico State welcomes Abilene Christian after Simmons’ 21-point performance

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Abilene Christian Wildcats (22-9, 11-7 WAC) vs. New Mexico State Aggies (26-6, 13-4 WAC)

Paradise, Nevada; Saturday, 10 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Abilene Christian takes on the New Mexico State Aggies after Airion Simmons scored 21 points in Abilene Christian’s 78-76 win over the Seattle U Redhawks.

The Aggies are 13-2 in home games. New Mexico State is fifth in the WAC with 31.9 points per game in the paint led by Teddy Allen averaging 1.9.

The Wildcats are 11-7 against conference opponents. Abilene Christian is eighth in the WAC, shooting 31.7% from downtown. Immanuel Allen leads the Wildcats with 41.2 percent 3-point shooting.

The teams are meeting for the second time this season. The Aggies won 77-63 in the final game on Jan. 15. Teddy Allen led the Aggies with 41 points and Coryon Mason led the Wildcats with 19 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Teddy Allen is averaging 2.2 3-pointers per game for the Aggies, scoring 19.5 points while shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc. Jabari Rice is shooting 39.8 percent and averaging 10.4 points over the last 10 games for New Mexico State.

Mason is averaging 11.8 points per game and averaging 2.2 rebounds for the Wildcats. Simmons is averaging 1.3 3-pointers over Abilene Christian’s last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Aggies: 7-3, averaged 71.0 points, 33.7 rebounds, 15.2 assists, 6.7 steals and 3.4 blocks per game while shooting 45.5% from the field . Their opponents are averaging 64.7 points per game.

Wildcats: 8-2, averaged 76.9 points, 24.3 rebounds, 12.8 assists, 10.4 steals and 1.8 blocks per game while shooting 46.0 percent from the field. Their opponents average 69.2 points.

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.