ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Kendall Williams drained his first four 3-pointers en route to a season-high 21 points as New Mexico beat North Dakota 85-57 Saturday.
Drew Gordon had his ninth double-double of the season with 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Lobos (14-2), who won their 12th straight game.
Troy Huff scored 22 points and added eight rebounds to lead UND (6-9). Patrick Mitchell, whose third 3-point make early in the second half brought UND within 42-34, scored 14 points in the losing effort.
The Lobos responded with a 2-possession, 7-point run. Tony Snell hit a 3-pointer along with a subsequent foul shot and moments later Jamal Fenton dropped in another 3-point shot to push the advantage to 49-34. New Mexico's lead did not reach single digits the rest of the game.
The Lobos later added a 17-1 run over a five-minute span to push the lead from 49-39 to 66-40.
New Mexico finished the game with a season-high 11 blocks, which was one away from the school record. The Lobos also had 20 assists on its 28 baskets.
North Dakota did come out ahead in one positive stat, out-rebounding New Mexico 38-37, but UND had 19 turnovers and shot just 34.5 percent from the field.