ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Vance Jackson had 29 points and 13 rebounds, JaQuan Lyle added 14 points with 10 assists and New Mexico beat Fresno State 78-64 on Tuesday night.
Jackson was 9 of 12 from the field with six 3-pointers. Makuach Maluach added 13 points for the Lobos (14-3, 3-1 Mountain West).
Orlando Robinson and Jarred Hyder led the Bulldogs (5-11, 1-4) with 14 points apiece.
The game was tied five times in the first half, the last coming with 3:46 left after a Maluach 3-pointer knotted it at 33. That started an 11-0 Lobos run to gain some separation.
New Mexico opened the second half with a 6-0 run to go up 47-37. Fresno State got within 50-46 until the Lobos used a 7-1 run to regain the advantage and move to 11-0 at home.
New Mexico kept New Williams in check after he made 10 3-pointers in the Bulldogs’ last game against San Jose State to tie a conference record. He finished with 10 points and two 3-pointers against the Lobos.
Fresno State; The Bulldogs are home Jan. 14 against No. 7 San Diego State.
New Mexico: The Lobos are home Jan. 11 against Air Force, which beat Utah State 79-60 Tuesday.
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