LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- While Stew Morrill and his bunch were never really focused on the streak, it was oh-so good while it lasted.
Now, it's time for the USU Aggies to start a new streak.
Bandja Sy scored 16 points and pulled down seven rebounds Thursday night, helping New Mexico State snap Utah State's 13-game winning streak with a 64-51 victory in Western Athletic Conference action.
Daniel Mullings and Tyrone Watson added 12 points apiece for NMSU (11-8, 5-2 WAC), which shot 58 percent from the field in winning its fifth in a row. NMSU improved to 8-1 at home this season.
Preston Medlin had 14 points and Jarred Shaw 11 for Utah State (14-2, 5-1), which could have matched Kansas for the longest active winning streak in Division I with a victory.
USU's 51 total points was a season-low point total and the fewest since scoring 51 in a 68-51 loss at Georgetown on Dec. 4, 2010.
Junior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield was one of three USU players with five points, while senior forward Kyisean Reed added six points to go with a team-leading and season-high tying three assists, his first time leading USU in helpers this season.
NMSU went ahead for good early in the first half on a Kevin Aronis 3-pointer and led 23-18 at halftime. The lead grew to as many as 21 points in the second half before a late Utah State rally.
USU's 18 1st half points are season low and fewest since 16 scored at Fresno State last season on Feb. 4, 2012. Utah State still leads 35-30 in the all-time series between two schools with "Aggies" as their mascots.
* SEATTLE 61, TEXAS-ARLINGTON 44: At Arlington, Texas, Chad Rasmussen scored 13 points, including three 3-pointers, to lead Seattle to its first conference win of the season over cold-shooting Texas-Arlington.
Prince Obasi added 12 points for the Redhawks (6-10, 1-5 Western Athletic), and Jarell Flora had 10 off the bench. Seattle shot 57 percent from the floor and was 10 of 23 from 3-point range, helping it overcome 22 turnovers.
Greg Gainey scored 13 off the bench and Jordan Reves pulled down 11 rebounds for the Mavericks (8-7, 3-3), whose woes on their home court continued. Texas-Arlington fell to 2-5 at the College Park Center.
The Mavericks entered the game holding opponents to 36.1 percent shooting, fifth in Division I. But Seattle ran wild, never trailing after the opening minutes, while Texas-Arlington struggled, shooting 26 percent from the floor.
The game was the first-ever meeting between the schools, both WAC newcomers this season.
* LOUISIANA TECH 72, IDAHO 66: At Ruston, La., Kenneth Smith scored 22 points and Raheem Appleby had 20 to lead Louisiana Tech to a victory over Idaho, the Bulldogs' seventh straight win.
Kenyon McNeail had 13 points for the Bulldogs (15-3, 5-0), who scored 33 points off Idaho's 23 turnovers. Louisiana Tech had 10 turnovers.
Stephen Madison had 21 points and eight rebounds, and Kyle Barone scored 19 for the Vandals (6-10, 2-4).
Trailing 30-25 at halftime, the Bulldogs pulled ahead 39-38 on Appleby's 3-pointer with 13:15 to go. Idaho grabbed the lead back with a 13-5 run that included a four-point play by Connor Hill and a 3-point play by Stephen Madison, going ahead 51-44 with 10:26 to play.
The Bulldogs tied it at 56 on Appleby's layup with 5:48 left and led 68-63 with 30 seconds remaining with the help two of 3-pointers from McNeail.
* NORTH DAKOTA 65, EASTERN WASHINGTON 47: At Grand Forks, N.D., Troy Huff reached the 1,000-point plateau for his career, scoring 18 points, grabbing 11 rebounds and leading North Dakota to a victory over Eastern Washington.
It was the sixth career double-double for Huff and his second this season.
North Dakota (6-10, 3-4 Big Sky) shot only 28.1 percent in the first half and trailed 29-27 at halftime. North Dakota sprinted out of the gates however, going on an 8-0 to begin the game, but things turned ugly quick with the Eagles answering with a 10-0 run of their own to get back in the game.
North Dakota began the second half with a 13-0 run, taking a 40-29 lead capped off by a thunderous dunk by Huff.
Aaron Anderson had 17 points, six rebounds and six assists for North Dakota.
Venky Jois led Eastern Washington (4-13, 2-5) with 12 points and 14 rebounds.Ward scores 20, Montana tops Southern Utah 73-67
* MONTANA 73, SOUTHERN UTAH 67: At Missoula, Mont., Mathias Ward scored 20 points and Montana picked up a victory over Southern Utah. Montana (11-4, 7-0 Big Sky) won for the sixth time in seven home games this season.
Ward continued his consistent play as he has through the season. He is averaging 15.6 points, shooting 53.2 percent from the floor and 81 percent from the free-throw line.
Kareem Jamar had 12 points and seven rebounds. Spencer Coleman scored 12 points and Will Cherry 10. Coleman and Cherry had three steals apiece and Montana had 14 as a team.
Southern Utah (5-11, 3-4) couldn't get over the top despite hitting 10 of 19 shots from 3-point range. Damon Heuir scored 19 points, including five 3-pointers, and Jackson Stevenett scored 16.