Posted at: 02/15/2014 6:05 PM
By: Shaun Griswold, KOB.com
There was a lesson about sharing on display during New Mexico’s 90-72 victory over Nevada.
The Lobos had 27 assists on 32 field goals made, including 14 to start the game.
New Mexico’s (19-5,10-2) big men feasted on the plentiful dishes distributed during the blowout victory.
Alex Kirk (29 pts) and Cameron Bairstow (24 pts) shot a combined 20 for 30 from the field. Kirk also grabbed 5 rebounds and Bairstow picked up 11 boards. The pair contributed 8 assists combined to the effort.
Hugh Greenwood was the most generous Lobo with 7 assists.
Nevada’s Deonte Burton scored just one point in the game. Although he picked up more scoring attempts in the 2nd half, he still fell below his season scoring average (20ppg) with 12 points.
The Wolfpack did not put up much of a fight inside against the Lobos. Nevada (12-14, 7-6) made 11 buckets from the 3-point line.
New Mexico jumped to an early 10-2 lead off a quick 8 points from Bairstow. With the inside game cemented, the Lobos found open outside shots.
Cullen Neal (10pts) and Cleveland Thomas (8pts) shot a combined 5 for 9 from beyond the 3-point line.
After a few games of missed production, the Lobos bench scored 26 points against Nevada.