Tony Danridge scored a game-high 22 points to lead New Mexico to a 76-62 victory Tuesday night over in-state rival New Mexico State.
The Lobos (8-5) had four players in double figures, with Roman
Martinez adding 15 points and Phillip McDonald contributing 12.
Jahmar Young led NMSU (5-6) with 18 points.
The Aggies held the lead only once when they scored the opening
basket. UNM responded with an 11-2 run and went on to take a 31-25
NMSU was able to cut the Lobos' lead to 46-44 with 12 minutes
remaining in the game when Young hit all of his free throws after
getting fouled while shooting a wayward 3-pointer.
Chad Toppert answered with his second straight 3-pointer and a
minute later, Martinez followed suit, pushing the lead back up to
seven at 53-46.