New Mexico St 62

(5-6, 0-6 away)

New Mexico 76

(8-5, 7-1 home)

    8:30 PM ET, December 23, 2008

    The Pit, Albuquerque, New Mexico

    1 2 T
    NMSU 25 3762
    UNM 31 4576

    Top Performers

    New Mexico St: J. Young 18 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

    New Mexico: T. Danridge 22 Pts, 7 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    New Mexico 76, New Mexico St. 62

    Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Tony Danridge scored a game-high 22 points to lead New Mexico to a 76-62 victory Tuesday night over in-state rival New Mexico State.

    The Lobos (8-5) had four players in double figures, with Roman Martinez adding 15 points and Phillip McDonald contributing 12. Jahmar Young led NMSU (5-6) with 18 points.

    The Aggies held the lead only once when they scored the opening basket. UNM responded with an 11-2 run and went on to take a 31-25 at halftime.

    NMSU was able to cut the Lobos' lead to 46-44 with 12 minutes remaining in the game when Young hit all of his free throws after getting fouled while shooting a wayward 3-pointer.

    Chad Toppert answered with his second straight 3-pointer and a minute later, Martinez followed suit, pushing the lead back up to seven at 53-46. The Lobos ended up outscoring the Aggies 45-37 during the second half.

    After struggling from long distance in the first half, the Lobos were able to find the range in the second half, going 6-11 from the 3-point line.

    New Mexico also had a strong effort on the boards, out-rebounding NMSU 41-25. Martinez and Daniel Faris led the way on the glass, grabbing nine and eight respectively. Danridge snagged seven rebounds to go along with three assists, two blocks and two steals.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 62 76
    FG Made-Attempted 22-51 (.431) 26-55 (.473)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-17 (.353) 8-20 (.400)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-16 (.750) 16-28 (.571)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 14

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