Lobos Drop New Mexico Highlands 86-59
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  11/24/2003
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Nov. 24, 2003

Box Score

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Javin Tindall scored 18 of his 27 points in the first half and New Mexico pulled away in the second half for an 86-59 win over New Mexico Highlands Monday night.

Tindall hit four 3-pointers and David Chiotti had his first career double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds in New Mexico's second win over a Division II school. The Lobos (2-0) opened the season Saturday with a 95-42 win over San Francisco State.

Terence Mirabal scored 15 points and Jamaal Weaver 14 for New Mexico Highlands (0-2). The Cowboys, who lost to New Mexico State (89-69) Saturday, played the state's only two Division I schools to open the season.

The Cowboys stayed close in the first half and trailed 34-29 with 2:21 left in the opening period before New Mexico stretched the lead to 41-31 at halftime.

An offensive rebound slam dunk by Jamaal Barbee got the Cowboys within 43-37 less than two minutes into the second half, but New Mexico then went on an 11-2 run. Alfred Neale hit a pair of 3-pointers, Chiotti two free throws and Tindall another 3 and the Lobos' lead ballooned to 54-39.

In that stretch the Cowboys hit just 3 of 11 shots.

New Mexico, which set a school record by hitting 72 percent of their 3-point shots against San Francisco State, hit 12 of 27 shots from behind the arc Monday.

Saturday, December 20
7:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
at New Mexico State
Tuesday, December 23
7:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
at Grand Canyon
Wednesday, December 31
5:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
vs. Fresno State
Saturday, January 03
6:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
vs. Colorado State (Alumni Day)
Tuesday, January 06
9:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
at San Diego State
Saturday, January 10
7:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
at Utah State
Wednesday, January 14
7:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
vs. Air Force
Sunday, January 18
4:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
vs. Boise State