Posted December 15, 2012 on AP on Fox
Alex Kirk scored seven of his 15 points in an early New Mexico run to help the No. 17 Lobos beat downstate rival New Mexico State 73-58 on Saturday. Kendall Williams added 15 points, eight rebounds and seven assists for the Lobos (11-0), while Chad Adams had his first career double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Kirk also equaled a career high with five blocks, part of a strong New Mexico defensive performance that limited the Aggies to 32.8 percent shooting from the field. New Mexico State shot 8 for 30 in the second half and made just four of 16 3-pointers. Daniel Mullings scored 14 to lead New Mexico State (5-5). He was the only Aggies player in double figures. The Lobos went on a decisive 11-2 run midway through the first half, turning a 17-14 lead into a 28-16 advantage. The Aggies pulled to 43-36 early in the second half, but New Mexico regained a double-digit lead with an 11-4 surge. Adams and Jamal Fenton hit 3-pointers during the run. New Mexico blocked 11 sho...
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