George Mason went ahead, 69-64, on a pair of free throws with 17.7 seconds left. But Kendall Williams hit a 3-pointer with 11.9 seconds remaining, and then stole the inbounds pass. The ball wound up in the hands of Snell, who made the game-winner from the left wing. It marked the Lobos' only lead of the second half.
George Mason's desperation heave at the buzzer was far off the mark.
Snell scored a game-high 27 points for New Mexico (3-0). Williams added 14 points for the Lobos.
Sherrod Wright finished with 22 points for George Mason (2-2), which led by as many as eight points in the second half.
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