No. 17 New Mexico Overpowers New Mexico State, 73-58

Dec. 15, 2012

Final Stats

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Alex Kirk scored seven of his 15 points in an early New Mexico run to help the No. 17 Lobos beat downstate rival New Mexico State 73-58 on Saturday.

Kendall Williams added 15 points, seven assists and a career-high eight rebounds for the Lobos (11-0), while Chad Adams had 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Kirk also equaled a career high with five blocks, part of a strong New Mexico defensive performance that limited the Aggies to 32.8 percent shooting from the field.

Daniel Mullings scored 14 to lead New Mexico State (5-5).

The Lobos went on a decisive 11-2 run midway through the first half, turning a 17-14 lead into a 28-16 advantage.

The Aggies pulled to 43-36 early in the second half, but New Mexico regained a double-digit lead with an 11-4 surge.