LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) _ Reggie Jordan scored 16 points and Chris Small added 15, all on 3-pointers, to lead No. 23 New Mexico State to an 88-58 Big West Conference victory over San Jose State on Thursday night.

The Aggies (14-2, 6-1) took the lead for good with 10:39 remaining in the first half. They were up 38-28 at halftime and led by as many as 35 points in the second half, 77-42 with 4:57 left.

Randy Brown added 12 points for the Aggies and William Benjamin and Ron Putzi had 10 each.

Chad Higginbotham had 12 points for San Jose State (4-13, 2-6), while Terry Cannon added 11 and Mike Wasserburger 10.

The Aggies forced 21 turnovers and had a 49-31 rebounding edge. Brown and Jordan each pulled down eight, while San Jose State's starting center, 6-foot- 7 Kevin Logan, had only three.