Posted February 01, 2013 on AP on Fox
New Mexico was humbled for one game, with an atrocious offensive performance leading to its first conference loss. But the Lobos bounced back with a gritty road win to maintain control atop the Mountain West Conference standings and now have a chance to keep rolling. They appear to be on the right side of a mismatch on Saturday when they host Nevada, the conference's worst road squad with a 2-6 record away from home. Conversely, New Mexico is 10-1 at home this season and 35-7 at The Pit in conference play in six years under coach Steve Alford. The 20th-ranked Lobos (18-3, 5-1) shot just 25.0 percent in a 55-34 loss at San Diego State on Jan. 26 - their fewest points scored since 1976. They rebounded to shoot 48.1 percent in a 63-59 win at Wyoming on Wednesday, when Cameron Bairstow scored a season-high 17 points. Hugh Greenwood proved to be New Mexico's closer, hitting a jumper with 8 seconds left and draining two free throws moments later after a Wyoming turnover. "We did have ...
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