With Kendall Williams leading the way, New Mexico is on the verge of its best start in 45 seasons.
The No. 16 Lobos try to open 13-0 for just the second time in school history Saturday as they host Nate Wolters and South Dakota State.
New Mexico, which won its first 17 games in 1967-68, also began 12-0 three seasons ago but lost its 13th game at Oral Roberts. The Lobos pulled out a tough road game Wednesday, winning 68-63 at New Mexico State to complete a home-and-home sweep.
"I can't speak enough of our team. We just find ways to do it," coach Steve Alford said. "You come into somebody's building and you hold them to 63 points and (38.2) percent shooting, you are doing a lot of good things. We have a tough group, a solid group that understands winning. They just perform."
After rolling his right ankle early in Wednesday's game and sitting out the next five minutes, Williams returned and finished with a career best-tying 24 points. The junior leads New Mexico with 14.3 points pe...