New Mexico defeats Nicholls State 83-59
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP)—Every New Mexico player got into the scoring column Friday and Phillip McDonald’s 18 points led four Lobos in double figures as New Mexico topped Nicholls State 83-59 on the first day of the Basketball Travelers World Vision Classic.
Anatoly Bose had 20 points and six rebounds for the Colonels (0-3).
New Mexico (3-0) led from the 14-minute mark of the first half when it started an 11-minute, 24-4 run to go up 33-15. The lead never slipped into single digits.
McDonald got plenty of offensive help as Darington Hobson scored 14, Dairese Gary 13 and Roman Martinez 10. Martinez and A.J. Hardeman grabbed a game-high eight rebounds each.
New Mexico took a 37-25 lead into halftime behind McDonald’s 13 first-half points.