SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Nick Lewis scored a game-high 22 points as San
Diego, which scored the first 11 points of the game, topped New
Mexico 63-56 on Thursday night.
The Toreros (9-3) ended New Mexico's three-game winning streak,
while matching their best start since 1998-99 when they opened
Gyno Pomare had a game-high 14 rebounds and added 11 points for
San Diego, which dropped the Lobos to 0-4 away from home this
Mark Walters scored 13 points to lead the Lobos even though he
went just 3-of-10 from the free-throw line.
The Toreros opened up their 11-0 lead as New Mexico missed on
its first four shots from the field. The Lobos didn't score until
Ryan Kersten converted a layup at 5:39 into the game.
Down 29-20 at halftime, the Lobos narrowed it to 39-44 with
10:29 left. San Diego, however, answered with back-to-back three
pointers by Corey Belser and Brandon Johnson, and New Mexico could
come no closer until the final minute when it moved within four
Lewis went 8-of-13 from the field while making all six of his