Posted November 30, 2012 on AP on Fox
With New Mexico's three starting guards returning, the backcourt was expected to lead the way this season. A pair of frontcourt players, though, are beginning to contribute as well. After helping keep the No. 25 Lobos unbeaten, Alex Kirk and Cameron Bairstow will try to get them past host Indiana State in the Mountain West/Missouri Valley Challenge on Saturday. Kendall Williams and Tony Snell were New Mexico's top returning scorers this season and joined Hugh Greenwood to form a solid guard trio for the Lobos. One of the big questions for the team, though, was who would replace graduated leading scorer and rebounder Drew Gordon. New Mexico has gotten some help lately from the 7-foot Kirk, who has scored in double figures in four straight games and has double-doubles in his last two. He had 16 points and a career-high 13 rebounds in a 76-58 rout of Mercer on Wednesday, and Bairstow contributed a career-best 16 points off the bench. "I really like the fight I'm se...

No. 25 New Mexico 76, Mercer 58

Alex Kirk had 16 points and 13 rebounds and Cameron Bairstow added a career-high 16 points and No. 25 New Mexico beat Mercer 76-58 on Wednesday night. It was Kirk's second straight double-double for the Lobos (7-0). Travis Smith scored 16 points to lead the Bears (3-4). Bairstow provided an early spark off the bench, scoring 10 points in his first 5 minutes of play with one...

UNM Bigs lead Lobos to win over Mercer

Coming into the game against the nationally-ranked New Mexico Lobos Tuesday night, Bob Hoffman, head coach of the Mercer Bears, told an Albuquerque media member that he thought his team could make some inroads against UNM’s bigs – Alex Kirk and Cameron Bairstow. By the time Hoffman left The Pit Tuesday night he had certainly changed his mind after New Mexico defeated the Bears...
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