New Mexico 83, Nicholls St. 59

BY foxsports • November 21, 2009

Every New Mexico player got into the scoring column Friday and Phillip McDonald's 18 points led four Lobos in double figures as New Mexico topped Nicholls State 83-59 on the first day of the Basketball Travelers World Vision Classic. Anatoly Bose had 20 points and six rebounds for the Colonels (0-3). New Mexico (3-0) led from the 14-minute mark of the first half when it started an 11-minute, 24-4 run to go up 33-15. The lead never slipped into single digits. McDonald got plenty of offensive help as Darington Hobson scored 14, Dairese Gary 13 and Roman Martinez 10. Martinez and A.J. Hardeman grabbed a game-high eight rebounds each. New Mexico took a 37-25 lead into halftime behind McDonald's 13 first-half points.