Giddens’ career-high 36 points carries Lobos over Cowboys

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP)—J.R. Giddens scored 21 of his career-high 36 points in a lopsided first half as New Mexico beat Wyoming 100-55 Saturday night.

Giddens, who was 15-of-24 from the field, also had 11 rebounds and six steals as the Lobos completed a season sweep of the Cowboys for the first time since 1994.

Chad Toppert added 18 points—making five 3-pointers—for New Mexico, which reached 100 points for the first time this season.

It also marked the first time that Wyoming (9-3, 2-7) has given up 100 points this season.

Brad Jones had 13 points to pace the Cowboys, who trailed 50-34 at halftime.

Giddens scored seven points in an 18-2 run midway through the first half that gave the Lobos a 29-9 lead.

A 13-0 run midway through the second half made it 76-46 and New Mexico coasted from there.

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Mikhail Linskens Mikhail Linskens
4-8,  9 Pts
8 Rebs, 1 Assists
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J.R. Giddens J.R. Giddens
15-24,  36 Pts
11 Rebs, 3 Assists

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