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11/16/2012 6:43 PM EST
New Mexico holds of Illinois-Chicago 66-59
NEW MEXICO 66, ILLINOIS CHI 59

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) -- Kendall Williams scored
23 points and New Mexico withstood a spirited comeback bid by
Illinois-Chicago in a 66-59 victory at the Paradise Jam on
Friday.



Demetrius Walker added 14 points for New Mexico (2-0), which saw
its 13-point halftime lead whittled down to two, at 58-56, with
35 seconds remaining, after a steal and layup by UIC's Daniel
Barnes.



But the Lobos hit their final eight foul shots down the stretch
to hold off the upstart Flames (1-1).



Hugh Greenwood had nine points and nine rebounds for New Mexico,
which shot just 27.8 percent (5 for 18) from the floor in the
second half.



Hayden Humes led UIC with 16 points, Gary Talton added 14 and
Barnes 11.



New Mexico will now face George Mason on Sunday at 6 p.m. UIC
will face Mercer on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

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