Posted November 20, 2012 on
New Mexico turned back another late rally by an opponent – this time Top 25 Connecticut – defeating the Huskies 66-60 to win the Paradise Jam tournament title in the U.S. Virgin Islands late Monday night.
Junior Kendall Williams score 16 points to lead the Lobos as UNM countered a late 11-0 run by UConn with a 9-0 run of their own in the final two minutes of the game.
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Junior Tony Snell hit a three-pointer with 1.8 second left to lift New Mexico over George Mason 70-69 Sunday afternoon in the semifinals of the Paradise Jam tournament in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.
Kendall Williams scored 15 points and New Mexico staved off a late Connecticut rally to lead the Lobos to a 66-60 victory in the championship game of the Paradise Jam.
New Mexico led by 10 early in the second half, and by nine with as little as 8:15 left. But No. 21 UConn (4-1) went on a 10-0 run and took the lead after three Ryan Boatright free throws with 2:23 to play.
New Mexico kept No. 21 Connecticut from winning the lone tournament it could have won this season.
Tournament MVP Kendall Williams scored 15 points and the Lobos staved off a late UConn rally en route to a 66-60 victory in the championship game of the Paradise Jam.
New Mexico (4-0) led by 10 points early in the second half, and by nine with as little as 7:11 left. But UConn (4...
Tony Snell hit a 3-pointer with 1.8 seconds left, giving New Mexico a 70-69, come-from-behind victory over George Mason in the Paradise Jam on Sunday.
George Mason went ahead, 69-64, on a pair of free throws with 17.7 seconds left. But Kendall Williams hit a 3-pointer with 11.9 seconds remaining, and then stole the inbounds pass. The ball wound up in the hands of Snell, who made...