Scores

Final

New Mexico 68

(12-8, 1-4 MW)

San Diego State 73

(13-5, 2-2 MW)

    10:30 PM ET, January 17, 2007

    Viejas Arena, San Diego, California

    1 2 T
    UNM 24 4468
    SDSU 28 4573

    Top Performers

    New Mexico: T. Danridge 18 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast

    San Diego St: L. Wade 13 Pts, 12 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl, 2 Blk

    San Diego St. 73, New Mexico 68

    SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Lorenzo Wade recorded his first career double-double scoring 13 points and pulling down 12 rebounds as San Diego State defeated New Mexico 73-68 on Wednesday night.

    With the victory, the Aztecs improved to 13-5 overall and 2-2 in the Mountain West Conference. New Mexico, which has lost five of its last six, is 12-8 (1-4 MWC).

    In a game with 11 lead changes, San Diego State trailed 53-52 with 7:44 left. However the Aztecs, sparked by Wade, Brandon Heath and Mohamed Abukar, outscored the Lobos 17-7 and took a 69-60 lead with 2:21 left.

    Heath led San Diego State with 16 points while Abukar added 14. Tony Dandridge had 18 points for New Mexico and Chad Toppert contributed 12, hitting 4-of-7 from three-point range.

    It was Toppert's three-straight treys that lifted New Mexico from a 46-42 deficit into a 53-52 lead. However, Wade, who also had four assists and three steals, drained a three that kicked off the 17-7 run.

    Wade followed with a dunk following a spectacular steal and pass by Heath.

    With its 13-5 record, San Diego State has its best 18-game record since the 1984-85 squad opened 14-4. Last season when the Aztecs won a school-record 24 games, the team was 12-6 after 18 games.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UNM
    SDSU
    Points 68 73
    FG Made-Attempted 28-55 (.509) 28-61 (.459)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-21 (.381) 8-20 (.400)
    FT Made-Attempted 4-8 (.500) 9-16 (.563)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 8 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 1 7

    2006-07 Season

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