(16) New Mexico 62

(16-6, 6-3 MW)

Utah 75

(15-5, 6-3 MW)

    5:00 PM ET, February 4, 2006

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    #16UNM 30 3262
    UTAH 33 4275

    Thorburn leads Utah past No. 16 New Mexico

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Shona Thorburn scored 28 points and Kim Smith reached 2,000 career points to help lead Utah to a 75-62 win over No. 16 New Mexico on Saturday.

    The Utes (15-5, 6-3) held New Mexico without a field goal for the final 3 minutes and moved into a second-place tie with the Lobos (16-6, 6-3) in the Mountain West Conference.

    The Lobos had won the last six meetings against Utah, but couldn't overcome the combination of Thorburn and Smith. Thorburn, who was one point away from tying her career high, also had eight rebounds and four assists.

    Smith, who needed just nine points to become the third woman in school history to score 2,000, finished with 14. She also pulled down 16 rebounds.

    Dionne Marsh led New Mexico with 19 points and Katie Montgomery added 15 points and seven rebounds for the Lobos, who lost Thursday at No. 19 Brigham Young 60-55.

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