LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sam Merrill had 23 points as Utah State beat New Mexico 91-83 in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Conference Tournament on Thursday night.
NM, Utah State meet in MWC quarters
No. 7 seed New Mexico (14-17, 8-11) vs. No. 2 seed Utah State (25-6, 15-3)
Mountain West Conference Tournament Quarterfinals, Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas; Thursday, 8 p.m....
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Vance Jackson scored 21 of his 26 points in the second half to help New Mexico overcome a 13-point deficit and beat Wyoming 78-68 on Wednesday in the first round of the Mountain...
Wyoming, NM meet in MWC tourney
No. 10 seed Wyoming (8-23, 4-14) vs. No. 7 seed New Mexico (13-17, 7-11)
Mountain West Conference Tournament First Round, Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas; Wednesday, 3:30 p.m....
James leads Wyoming over New Mexico 88-81
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Justin James had 28 points and 12 rebounds as Wyoming beat New Mexico 88-81 on Saturday. A.J. Banks added 20 points for the Cowboys.
Wyoming seeks revenge on NM
New Mexico (13-16, 7-10) vs. Wyoming (7-23, 3-14)
Arena-Auditorium, Laramie, Wyoming; Saturday, 6 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: New Mexico goes for the season sweep over Wyoming after winning...
Boise State looks to end streak vs NM
Boise State (11-18, 6-10) vs. New Mexico (12-16, 6-10)
Dreamstyle Arena, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Wednesday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: New Mexico looks to extend Boise State's conference...
Maluach leads New Mexico over Colorado State 77-65
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Makuach Maluach had his first career double-double with a season-high 23 points and a career-high 10 rebounds as New Mexico dominated the boards Saturday night and beat...
CSU looks to sweep NM
Colorado State (12-16, 7-8) vs. New Mexico (11-16, 5-10)
Dreamstyle Arena, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Saturday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: New Mexico seeks revenge on Colorado State after...
San Jose St. looks to end streak vs NM
New Mexico (11-15, 5-9) vs. San Jose State (3-23, 0-14)
San Jose State Event Center, San Jose, California; Tuesday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: New Mexico looks to extend San Jose State's...
Queta scores 23 to carry Utah St. over New Mexico 71-55
LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Neemias Queta had 23 points and 10 rebounds as Utah State topped New Mexico 71-55 on Wednesday night.
Queta made 10 of 12 shots. He added four assists and three...
Taylor, Huggins combine for 45 points, Fresno St. beats NM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Deshon Taylor scored 26 and Braxton Huggins added 19 in the second half Saturday to help Fresno State outlast New Mexico 81-73.
With a fifth win in six games, the Bulldogs (19-6, 10-3 Mountain West) retained its share of second place in the conference.
Fresno State had to overcome foul issues and the hot shooting of Vance Jackson, who finished with a career-high 30 for the Lobos (11-14, 5-8).
McGee scores 20, New Mexico rolls past San Jose State 92-60
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Keith McGee scored a career-high 20 points for New Mexico, which sandwiched a 28-4 run around halftime Wednesday to a turn a close game with San Jose State into a 92-60 rout.
Three other players reached the teens for the Lobos (11-13, 5-7 Mountain West), with Corey Manigault scoring 17.
Noah Baumann scored 10 to lead the Spartans (3-20, 0-11).
The game was tied eight times in the early going, with 12 lead changes before New Mexico took charge.
New Mexico runs away from Wyoming 83-53
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Led by Carlton Bragg's 16 points, six New Mexico players reached double figures as the Lobos pummeled Wyoming 83-53 on Saturday.
Vance Jackson added a double-double for New Mexico (9-9, 3-3 Mountain West) with 13 points and 10 rebounds, while reserve Keith McGee had a career-high 14 and Anthony Mathis had 12 points with eight rebounds.
The Cowboys (4-14, 0-5) got 12 from Justin James and 10 from A.J. Banks.
Edwards leads Colorado St past New Mexico 91-76
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Hyron Edwards scored a career-high 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting and Colorado State rolled to a 91-76 victory over New Mexico on Saturday.
Nico Carvacho finished with 16 points and eight rebounds for the Rams (7-10, 2-2 Mountain West Conference), while freshman Adam Thistlewood hit four 3-pointers and scored 16. J.D. Paige pitched in with 14 points and six assists and Logan Ryan scored 12 on 4-of-4 shooting from both the floor and free-throw line.
Clyburn scores career-high 25, UNLV beats New Mexico 80-69
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Kris Clyburn had a career-high 25 points and nine rebounds and UNLV held New Mexico without a field goal for six minutes down the stretch for an 80-69 victory on Tuesday night.
The Runnin' Rebels (9-6, 3-0 Mountain West) took advantage of a somewhat flat Lobos squad that struggled in its new zone defense, particularly in the second half when UNLV hit 57 percent from the field.
Mathis scores 17, hits key free throws in New Mexico’s win
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — Anthony Mathis scored 17 points and went 4 for 4 from the free-throw line in the final minute as New Mexico held on to defeat Air Force 65-58 in a Mountain West opener on Wednesday night.
Vance Jackson added 14 points and six rebounds, and Makuach Maluach had 12 points and seven rebounds for the Lobos (7-6).
Lavelle Scottie scored 20 points and Ryan Swan added 14 points with 11 rebounds to lead Air Force (5-8).
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New Mexico comes back to beat UTEP 84-78
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Anthony Mathis hit all four of his 3-pointers in the second half to spark New Mexico to an 84-78, comeback victory over UTEP on Saturday.
Mathis finished with 18 points, 16 in the second half, and Vance Jackson came off the bench to add 12, nine in the second half, for the Lobos (3-1), while Makuach Maluach had 13 points before fouling out.
Evan Gilyard scored 22 for UTEP (2-3) and Paul Thomas added 16 before fouling out with 7:47 left.
Harris’ career-high 31 sends New Mexico St. past New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A.J. Harris scored a career-high 31 points and went 9-of-11 from the field and New Mexico State held off a late New Mexico rally to win 98-94 on Saturday.
Terrell Brown added 20 for the Aggies (3-1).
Vance Jackson had 27, Anthony Mathis 22 and Corey Manigault 20 for the Lobos (2-1).
But that wasn't enough to overcome New Mexico State's hot shooting as the Aggies went 30-for 53 from the field and 12-of-23 on 3-pointers. Harris hit all six of 3-pointers.
Jackson, Manigault lead New Mexico to 90-83 win over Iona
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Vance Jackson had 18 points and 12 rebounds and Corey Manigault added 20 points and 10 boards to propel New Mexico to a 90-83 win Tuesday in its home opener against Iona.
Asante Gist scored 19 for the Gaels (1-1) and E.J. Crawford added 15. New Mexico (2-0) also got 14 from Anthony Mathis.
Manigault's steal and highlight reel dunk in the midst of an 11-2 New Mexico second-half run helped turn a 72-67 deficit into a 75-72 lead and control of the game with 6:05 left.
UConn adds forward to 2017 recruiting class
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn has added highly touted forward Isaiah Whaley to its recruiting class for the 2017-18 season.
The 6-foot-9 Whaley averaged 21 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks per game last season for Mt. Zion Prep school in Baltimore.
Whaley committed to UConn last week and the school received his National Letter of Intent on Thursday.
He joins a five-member class that coach Kevin Ollie hopes will help offset the talent lost after three highly publicized departures from the program.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Forward Juwan Durham has become the third UConn player to announce that he is leaving the basketball program.
The 6-foot-11 freshman posted on Twitter on Monday that he made his decision after talking to his family, teammates and friends. Durham played 28 games this season, averaging 1.6 points and 1.5 rebounds.
Durham joins freshman Vance Jackson and sophomore Steven Enoch, who are planning to transfer after the Huskies went 16-17, their first losing season in 30 years.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Jalen Adams scored 18 of his 23 points in the second half to lead sixth-seeded UConn over No. 3 Houston 74-63 on Friday night in the quarterfinals of the American Athletic Conference Tournament.
Rodney Purvis added 18 points, while freshmen Christian Vital and Vance Jackson each had 12 for the Huskies (16-16), who have won two straight after limping into the postseason with four losses.
White scores career-high 28 in ECU’s win over UConn
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Every college basketball player dreams of having a career game on his Senior Night, and East Carolina's Caleb White certainly didn't disappoint in his finale at Minges Coliseum.
The 6-foot-7 forward poured in a career-high 28 points in his final home game, leading East Carolina to a 66-62 upset of Connecticut on Wednesday night.
White's previous high was 22 points. Kentrell Barkley added 18 points for ECU.
Milton scores 20 to help No. 15 SMU beat UConn
Hartford, Conn. (AP) — Shake Milton had 20 points and seven rebounds to lead No. 15 SMU over UConn 69-61 on Saturday.
The Mustangs (25-4, 15-1 American Athletic Conference) won their 11th straight and haven't lost since Jan. 12 at Cincinnati. Semi Ojeleye had 16 points, Ben Moore added 15 and Sterling Brown had 11.
SMU beats UConn 69-49 for 16th straight home win
DALLAS (AP) — Shake Milton made five 3-pointers and had 23 points and six assists to lead SMU past UConn 69-49 on Thursday night for the Mustangs' 16th straight home win.
It's tied for the ninth longest active NCAA home winning streak and the third longest in SMU history.
SMU closed the first half on a 26-5 spurt — including a 16-0 run — to take a 36-15 lead at intermission. UConn's last make of the first half was at the 5:35 mark on Christian Vital's 3-pointer.
Houston holds UConn to 12 points in 1st half, wins 62-46
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Rob Gray scored 20 points and Houston held UConn to 12 first-half points in a 62-46 victory on Wednesday.
Danrad Knowles and Damyean Dotson each added 10 points for the Cougars (10-3), who never trailed in the American Athletic Conference opener for both schools. Houston dominated in the paint, outscoring UConn 26-12.