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03/03/2013 12:55 AM EST
No. 14 New Mexico beats Wyoming 53-42
NEW MEXICO 53, WYOMING 42

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A work of it art it wasn't, but for New
Mexico coach Steve Alford and the No. 14 Lobos, Saturday's 53-42
victory over Wyoming was good enough.



"This game was ugly from the beginning," Alford said.



The victory gives the Lobos (25-4, 12-2 Mountain West) their
fifth conference championship in the last six seasons.



"If you go into our locker room, we don't hang up just
pictures," Alford said. "We hang up championship pictures."



And this victory was similar to many other Lobos wins this
season, especially at home, where they were perfect.



"To be able to win every home game is something special," Alford
said. "It's been a very consistent team in regards to toughness
and the ability to play hard and to do it together and to do it
unselfishly."



New Mexico scored big from the foul line, going 21 for 27. And
the Lobos limited Wyoming's opportunities from the line, holding
the Cowboys (18-11, 4-11) to just seven foul shots.



The Lobos also played gritty defense on the Cowboys, who shot 16
of 57 from the field. New Mexico was particularly effective
guarding the 3-point arc in the second half, holding Wyoming to
2 of 11.



"There is nobody that plays tougher that the Lobos," Alford
said. "This team is downright nasty."



The Lobos have had a historic season defensively, he pointed
out.



"It's going to be only the second time in school history, since
the peach basket went up, that we are going to hold teams to
under 40-percent shooting in back-to-back seasons and under 60
points per game," Alford said.



Offensively, New Mexico was able to exploit its big front court,
with post Alex Kirk scoring 15 points with nine rebounds and
forward Cameron Bairstow adding 13 points while also grabbing
nine boards.



The pair also dominated Wyoming forwards Leonard Washington and
Larry Nance Jr., who combined for four points and 12 rebounds.



Still, Wyoming was in the game, pulling within 34-31after a
Derek Cooke Jr. basket with 11 minutes left.



The Lobos were in the middle of a drought from the field as they
went almost nine minutes without a basket.



"We had the game exactly where we wanted," Wyoming coach Larry
Shyatt said. "If we dropped a couple shots, or perhaps got a
foul or two, I thought we were right there to win the game.
Especially when it was three or four points."



While New Mexico went cold from the field, it was also marching
to the line and stifling Wyoming.



The Lobos hit 7 of 9 on foul shots while building a 13-3 run
that put the game away.



"They keep each other accountable on the floor," Alford said.
"They help each other defensively. They move the ball and they
do so many



things to keep each other accountable. Unselfishness. There is
nothing better to say about a group of young men and a team then
to talk about



unselfishness. And they've been doing that all year long."

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