New Mexico 84, The Citadel 58

Phillip McDonald scored 17 points and New Mexico beat The

Citadel 84-58 Sunday.

A.J. Hardeman added 12 points for the Lobos (9-1), who have won

seven straight. Chad Adams and UCLA transfer Drew Gordon, making

his debut for New Mexico, each had 11.

Austin Dahn scored 15 points and Mike Groselle added 14 to lead

the Bulldogs (3-7).

McDonald scored eight points, including a resounding two-handed

dunk, during the Lobos’ 16-2 run to start the second half as New

Mexico increased its 10-point advantage to 58-34.

The Citadel led 23-20 lead with 8:10 left in the first half and

trailed just 28-26 with 5:23 to go. But New Mexico used a 14-4 run

just before halftime to go up 42-30 and led by double digits the

rest of the way.