New Mexico coasts to 67-41 win over San Jose State
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) New Mexico scored the game's first 12 points and Deshawn Delaney finished with 15 points Saturday for the Lobos in a 67-41 win over San Jose State.
The Spartans (2-19, 0-9 Mountain West) missed their first nine shots before Darryl Gaynor II dropped a jumper 5:09 into the match.
Behind Delaney's seven early points, the Lobos (14-7, 6-3) got off to a 21-4 lead and were never threatened the rest of the way.
New Mexico opened the second half with an 11-3 run to go up 42-18.
Jaleel Williams had 14 points and 10 rebounds for San Jose State, while Rashad Muhammad added 15. But the Spartans had trouble scoring overall, finishing 13 for 52 from the field.
Sam Logwood added 10 for New Mexico. Reserve Tim Jacobs handed out six assists, but he was the only Lobo of the 11 who played to fail to score.
New Mexico dominated the undermanned Spartans in every phase of the game, holding a 44-24 rebounding edge. The Lobos bench outscored San Jose State 21-1 and New Mexico had a 26-8 scoring advantage in the paint.
Both teams struggled early before the Lobos' Devon Williams threw down a dunk off a Logwood feed 2:11 in to open the scoring. Moments later Logwood hit a jumper and New Mexico added four from the foul line to ignite the rout.
San Jose State only had six first-half baskets and went 3-for-16 on 3-pointers before the break while never reaching the foul line. The Spartans also managed just three assists versus seven turnovers in the first half.
New Mexico improved to 9-0 all-time against San Jose State.
After hitting three 3-pointers, Spartans sophomore Rashad Muhammad moved into the school's top-10 in the category. He now has 112 3-pointers
New Mexico plays at Air Force on Wednesday.
San Jose State is at Fresno State on Wednesday.
D-1 FUTILITY: The Spartans have not beaten a D-1 school this season.
CALIFORNIA DREAMING: Since Craig Neal joined the New Mexico staff in 2007, the Lobos have gone 31-15 against teams from the Golden State.