March 21, 2011
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Kendall Williams led New Mexico (22-13) with 18 points, including a couple of 3-pointers in the final 35 seconds to cut it to a six-point deficit, but the Lobos fell to Alabama 74-67 Monday Night.
Tony Mitchell scored 23 points and Trevor Releford matched his career-high with 20 to lead Alabama over New Mexico in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament.
The Crimson Tide (23-11), mostly known for its defense, made 15 of 20 shots in the second half to roll into the quarterfinals. Alabama will host Miami on Wednesday night, aiming for its sixth trip to the NIT final four at Madison Square Garden.
Then Charvez Davis hit one of two free throws with 24 seconds left to make it a three-possession game and the Lobos missed their 3-point attempt, anyway.
Davis finished with 14 points and hit half of Alabama's six 3-pointers.