Clarke Rosenberg scored 20 points and Quinton Pippen added 19 with eight rebounds as Chicago State defeated New Mexico State 86-81 Thursday night.
The Cougars (8-9, 3-0 WAC) shot 54.9 percent from the field and were 8 of 12 from beyond the arc. Matt Ross scored 17 points, Nate Duhon contributed 12 and Corey Gray had 10 for Chicago State.
New Mexico State (14-6, 3-1) outrebounded Chicago State 36-26 and hit 10 3-pointers, but also had 19 turnovers. Daniel Mullings paced the Aggies with 26 points, Kevin Aronis chipped in 15 and Tshilidzi Nephawe had 12 points with 12 boards.
With less than two minutes remaining, Duhon hit two free throws and Pippen nailed a 3-pointer to give Chicago State a four-point lead. The Aggies pulled within one after an Aronis 3-pointer with 10 seconds left, but DK Eldridge turned it over following two Duhon free throws.