San Diego St. Falls Late to New Mexico, 68-62

Jan. 01, 2017

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SAN DIEGO (AP) Elijah Brown scored 22 points, Tim Williams added 12 points and nine rebounds and New Mexico scored the last six points to upset San Diego State 68-62 on Sunday.

The Lobos, who trailed by 11 at halftime, took a 64-62 lead on two free throws by Williams with 45 seconds remaining and he added two more at 41 seconds after an Aztec miss. Jalen Harris added a dunk after a turnover to seal it.

New Mexico (9-5, 2-0 Mountain West) beat the Aztecs, who had been 8-1 when leading at the half, for the first time in five tries.

Jeremy Hemsley scored 16 points and Trey Kell added 12 points for San Diego State (8-5, 0-1), which opened conference play as four-time defending champions with a four-game winning streak.

San Diego State used a 9-0 run in the first half to build a 14-4 lead with 13:39 remaining in the first half, and took a 36-25 lead into halftime.

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New Mexico: Brown, the preseason Mountain West Player of the Year, and Williams, the conference's leading scorer, got the Lobos back on a winning track.

San Diego State: The Aztecs played another game without junior forward Malik Pope, who also missed the first three games of the season due to a knee injury.

UP NEXT:

New Mexico faces Utah State on Wednesday

San Diego State plays at Nevada on Wednesday.

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