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(18) Utah 57

(23-3, 12-0 MW)

New Mexico 53

(14-12, 6-7 MW)

    3:00 PM ET, February 23, 2008

    1 2 T
    #18UTAH 22 3557
    UNM 25 2853

    Utah overcomes 12-point deficit in final 4:49 for victory

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) -- Kalee Whipple and Morgan Warburton keyed a second-half run and No. 18 Utah rallied to beat New Mexico 57-53 on Saturday for the Utes' 18th straight win.

    Trailing by 12 with 4:49 left, Warburton and Whipple each scored eight straight points during a 18-4 run that allowed Utah (23-3, 12-0 Mountain West Conference) to rally.

    Whipple, who finished with 21 points, started the run, hitting a 3-pointer, both ends of a one-and-one and another 3. Then Warburton, who had 17, took over with back-to-back 3-pointers and a short jumper, which tied it at 48-all.

    Leilani Mitchell gave Utah its first lead moments later with a baseline drive and the Utes never trailed again.

    Utah made its final seven shots -- five of them 3-pointers -- and its final six shots from the line.

    New Mexico (14-12, 6-7) held the Utes off the scoreboard for the first 8:10, but the Lobos only managed to score 11 points during that time.

    Utah went through another drought to start the second half, this time going 5:07 without a point before Halie Sawyer went inside for a basket.

    Dionne Marsh scored 21 points and Brandi Kimble added 11 for New Mexico.

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