ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Darington Hobson collected 22 points and 15 rebounds to help New Mexico stay unbeaten with a 86-78 victory against California (No. 25 ESPN/USA Today) on Wednesday night.
A late 3-pointer from Roman Martinez put the Lobos (7-0) ahead to stay. Martinez finished with 16 points.
Jamal Boykin had 21 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Golden Bears (4-3).
The game was tight throughout, but New Mexico closed with a 9-2 run, resulting in happy students rushing the floor as the final buzzer sounded.
Martinez's big shot came with 3:14 remaining and the score 74-74. The game had 17 lead changes and was tied 12 times.