Kendall Williams tied a career high with 24 points, including nine during a first-half run that brought New Mexico back from a double-digit deficit, and the No. 16 Lobos beat rival New Mexico State for the second time in a week with a 68-63 win Wednesday night.
Tony Snell added 11 points for New Mexico (12-0), which matched the second-best start in school history.
The Aggies (5-6) went on a 16-4 run that included four 3-pointers to build a 25-14 lead, but then Williams took over, scoring seven straight points to key an 11-0 run that tied it at 25 with 4:35 left in the first half.
Daniel Mullings scored 13 points and Sy Bandja had 10 rebounds for New Mexico State.
Snell scored six straight points in an 8-0 run early in the second half, breaking a 41-all tie and putting the Lobos ahead to stay.
New Mexico State closed to 56-54 with 3:14 left, but Hugh Greenwood, who had 10 points and six rebounds, responded with a 3-pointer and Alex Kirk hit two free throws.
New Mexico struggled...