Daniel Faris hit a jumper with 40 seconds left Tuesday night to help New Mexico past New Mexico State 68-66.
Faris' jumper gave the Lobos a 67-66 lead. New Mexico State's
Hernst Larouche missed a jumper with 18 seconds left that would
have put the Aggies up by one.
New Mexico guard Dairese Gary followed with a free throw with
14.1 seconds left to put the Lobos up 68-66. The Aggies had a
chance to tie or win the game but missed two shots in the final
New Mexico (9-5) earned a season sweep of NMSU (6-7) and now
leads the series 108-94.
New Mexico was led by Faris' 17 points and 11 rebounds. Roman
Martinez added 16 points and Tony Danridge added 12 points.
The Aggies got a season-high 22 points from Jonathan Gibson and
15 points from Wendell McKines.