No. 14 New Mexico Clinches Mountain West Title, Beats Wyoming, 53-42

March 2, 2013

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Alex Kirk had 15 points and nine rebounds and No. 14 New Mexico clinched the Mountain West Conference regular season title with a 53-42 victory over Wyoming on Saturday.

The Lobos (25-4, 12-2 MWC) went 21 for 27 from the free throw line.

Riley Grabau scored 14 points for the Cowboys (18-11, 4-11).

New Mexico closed the first half on a 13-6 run after Kendall Williams picked off a pass deep in the Wyoming end and turned it into a dunk just before the buzzer for a 25-19 lead.

Wyoming went 3 for 7 from the free throw. The Cowboys didn't make its first free throwsuntil 6 minutes remained.

New Mexico went almost 9 minutes without a basket in the second half but the Jaspers went 7 for 9 from the line in the midst of a 13-3 run that pushed the lead to 46-34 with 4 minutes left.