Posted at: 12/15/2012 7:06 PM
Updated at: 12/16/2012 9:18 AM
By: The Associated Press
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - 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, seven assists and a career-high eight rebounds for the Lobos (11-0), while Chad Adams had 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.
Daniel Mullings scored 14 to lead New Mexico State (5-5).
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.
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