McKinley Wright experienced 12 details and 10 rebounds for Colorado (7-1), which rebounded from a 72-63 setback at Colorado Point out past Saturday, its initially loss of the time. George King additional 10 details and 11 rebounds for his ninth occupation double-double.
Anthony Mathis experienced 15 details for New Mexico (3-6), the lone Lobos player to score in double figures.
Jachai Simmons’ driving dunk pulled the Lobos to inside a stage but the Buffaloes put together a 12-3 operate more than the following 3-furthermore minutes, heading in front 61-51 on Wright’s driving layup with 7:39 remaining. Lazar Nikolic, generating his initially occupation get started, and D’Shawn Schwartz each hit 3-ideas to assistance fuel the surge.
Mathis’ layup on a intention-tending phone only momentarily stalled Colorado’s momentum. Collier answered with a layup and hit just one of two free throws to give the Buffaloes an 11-stage cushion with 3:17 left to participate in and New Mexico obtained no nearer.
Schwartz hit a driving layup in the remaining times of the initially half, offering Colorado a 35-33 guide.
Seconds before, Troy Simons related on a tying 3-pointer for New Mexico, which experienced trailed by as numerous as 11 details in the opening period of time.
New Mexico: Normally a significant-scoring crew, New Mexico’s offense was nowhere to be located towards the Buffaloes. The Lobos, who averaged 86 details coming into the recreation and have hit the 100-stage mark twice this time, shot just 29.6 percent from the field and their scoring complete was just just one stage more than their time reduced.
Colorado: The Buffaloes’ defensive pressure retained a lid on the Lobos’ offense and served compensate for some sloppy participate in on the offensive finish that noticed them dedicate 23 turnovers. Colorado overwhelmed the Lobos on the boards, out-rebounding New Mexico 58-30.
New Mexico: Hosts rival New Mexico Point out on Saturday evening.
Colorado: Requires to the street to participate in at Xavier on Saturday