Scores

Final

New Mexico 82

(9-0, 3-0 away)

San Diego 78

(4-6, 2-2 home)

    10:00 PM ET, December 9, 2009

    Jenny Craig Pavilion, San Diego, California

    1 2 T
    UNM 32 5082
    USD 34 4478

    Top Performers

    New Mexico: R. Martinez 26 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

    San Diego: D. Jackson 22 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk

    New Mexico 82, San Diego 78

    Associated Press

    SAN DIEGO -- Roman Martinez scored a career-high 26 points to lead New Mexico to its ninth straight victory, 82-78 over San Diego Wednesday night.

    Martinez, who connected on his first seven shots from 3-point land, scored eight straight points midway through the second half, when the Lobos broke away from a 47-47 tie to take control.

    The loss was the fourth in a row for San Diego (4-6). New Mexico is 9-0 for the first time since 1995-96 when the Lobos won their first 10 games.

    The Lobos, who trailed 30-20 with 4:25 left in the first half, were only down 34-32 by halftime.

    Martinez finished 8-for-9 to tie a school record for 3-point shooting percentage (88.9). Dairese Gary added a career-high 21 points and four assists for New Mexico.

    De'Jon Jackson had 22 points to lead San Diego, which finished the game on a 14-5 run.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UNM
    USD
    Points 82 78
    FG Made-Attempted 28-54 (.519) 30-54 (.556)
    3P Made-Attempted 12-18 (.667) 11-22 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-24 (.583) 7-10 (.700)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 13 9

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