Scores

Final

New Mexico 60

(10-2, 2-1 away)

Northern Iowa 66

(9-3, 6-0 home)

    10:00 PM ET, December 23, 2010

    Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada

    1 2 T
    UNM 31 2960
    UNI 34 3266

    Top Performers

    New Mexico: A. Hardeman 16 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast

    Northern Iowa: A. James 23 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Stl

    N. Iowa 66, New Mexico 60

    Associated Press

    LAS VEGAS -- Anthony James scored 19 of his 23 points in the second half as Northern Iowa defeated New Mexico 66-60 in the championship game of the Las Vegas Classic on Thursday night.

    The Panthers (9-3) made five free throws in the final 55 seconds, the last two by James, who was fouled after thwarting a New Mexico scoring chance with a defensive rebound.

    A.J. Hardeman had 16 points and Dairese Gary 14 for the Lobos (10-2), whose eight-game winning streak ended. Gary scored New Mexico's last eight points, helping cut the deficit to 61-60 with a minute left.

    James scored the Panthers' first 12 points of the second half, helping extend a three-point lead to 46-37 cushion. He had two 3-pointers during the run.

    Kendall Williams had 11 points for New Mexico.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UNM
    UNI
    Points 60 66
    FG Made-Attempted 24-55 (.436) 21-47 (.447)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-11 (.364) 9-22 (.409)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-11 (.727) 15-21 (.714)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 6

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