New Mexico tops San Diego 73-66

Created: 11/30/2013 3:06 PM
By: Shaun Griswold,

It’s no surprise New Mexico relies heavily on Kendall Williams, Alex Kirk and Cameron Bairstow.

Surprisingly, the trio scored nearly all of the Lobos points in the 73-66 win against San Diego on Saturday in the Pit.

Kirk had another double double with 21 points and 11 rebounds. Bairstow added 16 points on 6-7 shooting from the field. Williams scored 28 points, including an emphatic dunk to give New Mexico (5-1) a 4 point lead with under a minute to play.

Up 48-41 in the second half, San Diego’s (7-2) shooting went cold. New Mexico heated up and took the lead with a 13-0 run.

A 3-point basket by Hugh Greenwood with 8 minutes left in the second half gave the Lobos a 52-48 lead, the first points scored in the game for New Mexico by someone not named Kirk, Williams or Bairstow.

San Diego was ahead on the Lobos by as much as 12 points in the first half. Johnny Dee led the Toreros with 25 points in the game.

Cleveland Thomas scored 5 points for New Mexico. For the first time this season, the Lobos bench was held scoreless.

Be sure to catch highlights tonight on Eyewitness News 4.

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