Found March 15, 2012 on Fox Sports West:
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Kendall Williams scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half and bottled up Long Beach State star Casper Ware defensively to help fifth-seeded New Mexico hold on for a 75-68 victory in the West Regional on Thursday. Drew Gordon added 18 points and 13 rebounds for the Lobos. With most of the 49ers' defensive efforts focused on slowing down Gordon, New Mexico's punishing forward, Williams came up with key shots when the opportunities were there. The Lobos (28-6) then hit their free throws in the final minute to advance to play No. 4 seed Louisville on Saturday. Williams' length and quickness bothered Ware. The Big West player of the year went nearly 25 minutes without a field goal and finished with 17 points on 5-of-19 shooting. T.J. Robinson added 12 points and 14 rebounds for 12th-seeded Long Beach State (25-9).

New Mexico guard puts chess on hold

New Mexico point guard Kendall Williams had to put a big chess rivalry with a fellow college student on hold while the Lobos compete for an NCAA championship.

Long Beach State's Ware has 'the look'

Last Saturday before Long Beach State's game against UC Santa Barbara in the Big West Tournament Championship, Casper Ware had "that look in his eye," according to his head coach Dan Monson. "He just had a look and it was contagious," Monson said. "It was a look of 'we're doing this.'" When Ware has that look, it normally spells doom...

Lobos survive 49ers, advance in NCAA

Sophomore guard Kendall Williams kept close watch on Long Beach State ace Casper Ware and scored 16 while senior Drew Gordon scored 18 points to lead 5-seed New Mexico to a hard fought 75-68 victory over the 12-seeded 49ers in Thursday's second round game in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament in Portland, Ore. UNM moves on to face 4-seed Louisville in the third round on Saturday.

New Mexico fights off Long Beach State

The expectation back in New Mexico is that this will finally be the year the Lobos get past the first weekend of the NCAA tournament. They barely got out of the second round Thursday. Kendall Williams scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half and bottled up Long Beach State star Casper Ware defensively as fifth-seeded New Mexico held off the 49ers for a 75-68 win in the West...

Ware, Long Beach State lose to New Mexico 75-68

Casper Ware was largely responsible for getting Long Beach State back to the NCAA tournament and the biggest reason the 49ers were such a popular upset pick. Ware finally wore out on Thursday, unable to provide one final sparkling moment in his 49ers career. Hounded all afternoon by lanky New Mexico guard Kendall Williams, Ware struggled to a 5-of-19 shooting performance and the...

New Mexico Wouldn’t Be Where They’re At Without Wyking Jones

First year assistant coach Wyking Jones will see a lot of familiar faces on Saturday night when the Cards take on the New Mexico Lobos in the third round of the NCAA Tournament. Just a year ago, Jones was a member of Steve Alford’s staff in Albuquerque. Jones was an assistant coach and top recruiter for the Lobos from 2009-2011. In all honesty, Wyking Jones is somewhat responsible...

Louisville-New Mexico Preview: Analysis, Prediction, Date and TV Tip Time, Point Spread, and Tickets

There are 16 “Round of 32″ games on Saturday and Sunday as the most exciting weekend of the sports calendar continues. As we always do every March here at MSF, we try to cover you with previews, informed and reasoned predictions, and pertinent viewing info as soon as we can get it posted. In this post, we preview the West Region’s second round matchup between Rick Pitino...
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