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NCAA Game Summary - Wyoming at New Mexico



(Wednesday, February 5th)

Final Score: New Mexico 66, Wyoming 61 (OT)

Albuquerque, NM (SportsNetwork.com) - Cameron Bairstow scored 23 points and pulled down 11 rebounds as he helped to guide the New Mexico Lobos to a 66-61 overtime victory against the Wyoming Cowboys in Mountain West Conference action in The Pit.

Also recording a double-double for the Lobos (18-4, 9-1 MWC) was Alex Kirk with 15 points and 10 boards, followed by Kendall Williams with 13 points, shooting 9-of-12 at the free-throw line but just 2-of-13 from the floor as the Lobos ran their win streak to six in a row.

The Cowboys (14-8, 5-4) were led by Riley Grabau who tallied 12 points before fouling out. Larry Nance Jr, Charles Hankerson and Nathan Sobey all dropped in 10 points as well for a Wyoming squad which has lost for the second time in the last three outings.

With 6.9 seconds left in the first half, Williams stepped to the free-throw line and knocked down a pair for the hosts as New Mexico carried a 28-27 advantage into intermission. Of his six points in the period, Williams scored four at the charity stripe.

The first half featured four ties and 13 lead changes between the squads, with 32 of their 55 combined points coming in the paint. UNM converted just one of six tries behind the 3-point line, but outscored the visitors by a 7-4 margin at the free-throw line in the period.

Both teams had some late runs down the stretch in regulation, but the game came down to a final possession for the Cowboys with the score knotted at 57-57. The visitors worked the clock down to about three seconds before Nance attempted an awkward jumper in the lane that bounced off the back of the rim, sending the meeting into overtime.

The largest lead of the night for either side came in the final seconds of overtime as Williams knocked down his third of four chances at the charity stripe in the extra session, en route to the five-point home win.

In addition to dominating on the glass, 43-22, coming up with 16 boards at the offensive end alone, the Lobos also outscored the visitors at the charity stripe by a 19-6 margin in order to overcome a dismal 1-of-10 showing on the perimeter.

The first meeting of the season between these teams also went to overtime in Laramie last month, with the Lobos claiming that decision by a 72-69 score.

The Cowboys, who have not won in The Pit since 2003, played without Josh Adams (12.1 ppg, 2.9 apg) who was suspended due to a technical foul last Saturday against the Aggies.

02/06 01:28:27 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
UNC 78
UCLA 56
3rd
TEXAM 7
LSU 20
 
3rd
TEX 3
TCU 20
 
Final
TENN 64
SCU 57
Final
RMU 71
LAMON 54
Final
BUT 46
OKLA 59
Final
BRO 58
PEAY 79
Final
UTEP 62
PRIN 56
Final
CHAT 78
CCAR 67
Final
RIU 60
KU 76
Final
USCU 68
FIU 53
Final
GEOR 65
WISC 68
Final
USB 73
LIU 54
Final
XAV 82
SDU 71
Final
INDST 62
ILL 88
Final
WRST 62
CSFU 67
Final
STJOE 59
WKENT 62
Final
RIDE 45
MSU 77
Final
UNC 78
UCLA 56
2nd
WMICH 49
LBSU 46
 
2nd
GT 33
MARQ 38
 
Half
PVU 28
STEPH 33
 
1st
MERC 16
RICE 19
 
1st
UF 16
UAB 14
 
11:00pm Tonight
WASH
SJST
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MEM
BAY
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UCSB
WASU
3rd
NAS 0
EDM 0
 
Final
DET 34
CHI 17
Final
DAL 10
PHI 33
Half
SFX 0
SEA 13