New Mexico State taken down by rival New Mexico
LAS CRUCES, N.M. — Kendall Williams scored 24 points and
Cameron Bairstow 20 as New Mexico defeated New Mexico State 79-70
The Lobos (6-1) have won 10 of the last
11 in the 109-year-old rivalry, including their sixth consecutive win on
the Aggies’ floor, tying a school record.
New Mexico led 39-29 at halftime. The
Aggies (7-3) got as close as four points in the second half. The Lobos,
whose last field goal came at 2:36, had a 10-point lead with 1:05 left
and then ensured the win by making nine free throws. The Aggies fans
were called for a technical in the final minute after objects were
thrown onto the floor.
The Lobos made 29 of 37 free throws, including 22 in the second half. The Aggies made 18 of 20.
Daniel Mullings scored 16 points and Renaldo Dixon 15 for NMSU while 7-foot-5 Sim Bhullar and grabbed 10 rebounds.