Logan, UT (SportsNetwork.com) - Cameron Bairstow scored 22 points, grabbed six rebounds and blocked four shots as the New Mexico Lobos ran past the Utah State Aggies, 78-65, in Mountain West action at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.
Kendall Williams netted 16 points in the win for New Mexico (16-4, 7-1 MW), while Cullen Neal came off the bench to score 12. Deshawn Delaney also chipped in 12 points for the Lobos, who have won four games in a row.
Jarred Shaw scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds to pace Utah State (12-8, 2-6). Preston Medlin contributed 13 points and a team-best nine assists, and Kyle Davis added 10 points in the losing effort. Utah State has lost four consecutive games.
New Mexico hit 44.8 percent of its shots in the first half, including 6-of-12 from 3-point range. The Lobos took a 41-33 lead into the break. Utah State connected on 40 percent of its field goal tries in the first period, including 5-of-9 from 3-point distance.
Both teams improved their shooting in the second frame, as New Mexico hit 46.7 percent of its shot to Utah State's 45.8 percent from the floor. The Lobos added to their lead by outscoring the Aggies 37-32 in the half.
New Mexico had the edge in points in the paint, 36-30, and in points off turnovers, 12-9.