New Mexico rallies to beat New Mexico State 72-59

New Mexico State's Sidy N'Dir (13) is stripped of the ball by New Mexico's Tim Williams (32) as Elijah Brown (4) helps defend during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Albuquerque, N.M., Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. (Juan Antonio Labreche)
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) New Mexico forward Tim Williams had 20 points and Elijah Brown scored a season-high 19 points with eight rebounds as the Lobos pulled away late Friday to beat down-state rival New Mexico State 72-59.

New Mexico (3-0) forced 20 turnovers, turning them into 20 points, and gave it up only three times in the second half. The Lobos rallied from 30-29 halftime deficit after the Aggies finished the first half with a 13-6 run.

Ian Baker scored 25 for the Aggies (2-2) and Sidy N'Dir added 14, but the pair of guards combined to go 13 of 30 from the field.

New Mexico overcame a poor shooting effort after going 1 for 10 on 3-pointers and 24 for 54 overall (44 percent). The Lobos made 23 of 37 free throws (62 percent), led by Williams, who was 10 of 13 from the line.

Sam Logwood added 12 points and four assists for the Lobos.