19-0 run to start 2nd half carries Lobos over TCU

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP)—J.R. Giddens scored 25 points and Jonathan Wills had six during a 19-0 run to open the second half as New Mexico beat Texas Christian 64-48 Saturday night.

The Lobos (20-6, 7-4 Mountain West) held the Horned Frogs scoreless for the first 6:27 of the second half to notch their fourth consecutive conference victory and improve their homecourt record this season to 15-1.

Henry Salter had 13 points for TCU (12-12, 4-7), which has now lost six of its last seven games and is winless in the last six trips to Albuquerque.

Wills hit a 3-pointer and three free throws as New Mexico took a 45-23 lead after its early second-half run.

The Horned Frogs used an 11-0 spurt to close within 47-38 midway through the second half but got no closer.

In the teams’ first meeting Jan. 15 at Fort Worth, TCU rallied from an 18-point second-half deficit to win 74-72 on a last-second 3-pointer.

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Henry Salter Henry Salter
4-11,  13 Pts
6 Rebs, 0 Assists
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J.R. Giddens J.R. Giddens
10-18,  25 Pts
8 Rebs, 3 Assists

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