Scores

Final

Grambling St 50

(0-2, 0-1 away)

New Mexico 96

(2-1, 2-0 home)

    9:00 PM ET, November 20, 2008

    University Arena, Albuquerque, New Mexico

    1 2 T
    GRAM 18 3250
    UNM 49 4796

    Top Performers

    Grambling State: I. Kpaka 17 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast

    New Mexico: P. McDonald 15 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Blk

    New Mexico 96, Grambling St. 50

    Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Daniel Faris scored 18 points, leading five teammates who scored in double figures, as New Mexico took control early to beat Grambling State 96-50 on Thursday night.

    Roman Martinez and Phillip McDonald each scored 15 for the Lobos (2-1), while Chad Toppert had 10 points, Dairese Gary had 11 and A.J. Hardeman 10. Faris, Martinez and Hardeman combined to shoot 17-of-23 from the floor.

    Ibrahim Kpaka led the Tigers (0-2) with 17 points.

    New Mexico used an 18-3 run in the opening minutes, when Faris scored five points, and the Lobos never were threatened. New Mexico added a 17-3 burst just before halftime and led 49-18 at the break.

    New Mexico's defense held Grambling State scoreless for three different stretches of at least three minutes in the first half.

    Tony Danridge had a career-high eight assists for New Mexico, with all but one coming in the first half.

    The Lobos shot 56.7 percent from the field, hitting 34-of-60, while limiting Grambling State to a 16-of-61 effort. New Mexico made 12-of-23 from 3-point range, with Martinez and Gary each hitting 3-of-4.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    GRAM
    UNM
    Points 50 96
    FG Made-Attempted 16-61 (.262) 34-60 (.567)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-25 (.240) 12-23 (.522)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-22 (.545) 16-26 (.615)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 50

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