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State

  • Men's basketball: Rams top Lobos
    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Andy Ogide scored 17 points as Colorado State avenged an earlier season loss to New Mexico with a 68-62 victory Saturday night. Greg Smith added 14 and Adam Nigon had 13 for Colorado State (17-7, 7-3 Mountain West). The Rams, winners of four of their last five, lost 68-61 to the Lobos on Jan. 12 and had lost eight straight to New Mexico. Dairese Gary and Kendall Williams had 16 points each for New Mexico (17-8, 5-5), which saw its four-game winning streak end. New Mexico hurt itself with 6-for-25 3-point shooting.
  • Women's basketball: Cowboys bury 3s, Lobos
    LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Aubrey Vandiver finished with 28 points and 10 rebounds and Wyoming defeated New Mexico 78-65 Tuesday night. Jade Kennedy added 23 points and Hillary Carlson had 15 for the Cowgirls (18-5, 8-2 Mountain West), who hit a season-high 13 3-pointers and pulled away in the second half when they shot 64.3 percent.
  • Men's basketball: NMSU drops WAC contest at Fresno St.
    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Olekaibe scored 24 points and Greg Smith added 17 as Fresno State defeated New Mexico State 88-83 in overtime on Thursday night to snap a six-game conference losing streak. Garrett Johnson also scored 17 points for Fresno State (9-12, 4-6 WAC), including a key 3-pointer in the final minute of regulation. Troy Gillenwater scored 33 points for New Mexico State (12-12, 6-4), and Tyrone Watson added 14 on 6-of-7 shooting from the field.
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  • Men's basketball: Alford wins 400th game as Lobos drop Falcons, 75-61
    AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — Steve Alford couldn’t help but feel a bit nostalgic after his team’s 75-61 win at Air Force Tuesday night. After all, he’d just become the 40th active Division I basketball coach to reach 400 career wins at the collegiate level.
  • Men's basketball: Lobos upset No. 9 BYU
    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Tony Snell hit three big shots down the stretch. Before that, he did a nice defensive number against the nation’s top scorer. Snell, a freshman, scored a career-high 16 points and made three  3-pointers in the final five minutes, helping New Mexico beat the No. 9 Cougars 86-77 Saturday. “I just tried to play as hard as I can,” Snell said. “Coach told me to be ready and shoot with confidence.”
  • State roundup: Aggie men’s hoops dropped by Wolfpack
    RENO, Nev. — The New Mexico State University men’s basketball team’s three-game win streak was snapped with a 90-71 loss at Nevada Thursday. Junior forward Troy Gillenwater had a game-high 22 points from the Aggies, while junior guard Hernst Laroche added 11 points.  The Aggies moved to 10-10 and 4-2 in the Western Athletic Conference while the Wolf Pack improved to 6-13 and 3-3 in the WAC. Offensively, NMSU was strong in the first half with a 51.9 field goal percentage but hampered in the second half, held to a 30.3 percent clip.
  • Basketball: Lobo men fall on road to Utes
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Josh Watkins scored 22 points and J.J. O’Brien added a career-high 18 to help Utah beat New Mexico 82-72 on Wednesday night. Watkins scored on a variety of drives and pushed the ball at every opportunity to spark the Utes (9-10, 2-3 Mountain West) to back-to-back wins after dropping seven straight. O’Brien, a freshman who missed nine games with a broken foot and had only scored 32 points all season, made 7 of 13 shots and grabbed 10 rebounds.
  • Baseball: Effort to get team in Clovis whiffs
    CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — An effort to put professional baseball in Clovis has struck out. The Clovis News Journal reports the independent Pecos League pulled its association with the Clovis Pioneers on Monday, replacing them with the Ruidoso Osos. League Commissioner Andrew Dunn says he doesn't see how organizers can make it work financially in Clovis.
  • Men's basketball: Lobos fall to No. 6 San Diego St.
    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Coach Steve Fisher is almost ready to say it: smooth-shooting point guard D.J. Gay is San Diego State’s best player. Gay scored a career-high 30 points, Kawhi Leonard had 19 points and 15 rebounds and No. 6 San Diego State beat New Mexico 87-77 on Saturday night to remain one of the nation’s four unbeaten teams. Fisher said he has maintained all season that Gay is arguably the team’s most important player.