College Sports

Unbeaten Lobos surprise Aggies

As New Mexico's only senior, Roman Martinez always wants the chance to make a play with the game on the line.

He got it Saturday night.

Martinez scored 22 points, including two key free throws in the final seconds, to lead New Mexico to an 84-81 victory over No. 16 Texas A&M at the Toyota Center in Houston.

"Ro's a big part of what we do at both ends of the floor," New Mexico coach Steve Alford said. "In those last seconds and those last possessions you want the ball in Ro's hands. That was a b ig in-bounds play to get him the ball and then Ro did the rest."

The Lobos are 10-0 for the first time since the 1995-96 season.

"It's a huge, huge win for our program and our team," Alford said. "For a young team to do the things that we're doing, I'm very excited about it."

Donald Sloan had 29 points for Texas A&M (8-2), which had a four-game winning streak snapped. The Lobos never trailed and were ahead by 17 points with 10 minutes left before fighting off a late rally by the Aggies.

TEXAS A&M (8-2): Davis 4-8 2-3 10, Walkup 3-7 0-2 7, Roland 0-3 0-0 0, Harris 1-3 4-6 6, Sloan 10-15 5-5 29, Lewis 0-0 0-0 0, Loubeau 3-3 2-4 8, Holmes 3-12 6-7 14, Middleton 3-6 0-0 7, Hibbert 0-1 0-0 0. To tals 27-58 19-27 81.

NEW MEXICO (10-0): Hardeman 1-2 3-4 5, Martinez 7-13 4-5 22, Hobson 6-12 4-7 18, Gary 3-6 7-8 14, McDonald 4-7 0-0 10, Dennis 0-0 0-0 0, Adams 0-0 0-2 0, Garth 1-3 2-2 5, Fenton 2-3 1-4 5, Brown 2-5 1-2 5. Tota ls 26-51 22-34 84.

Halftime—New Mexico 40-29. 3-Point Goals—Texas A&M 8-28 (Sloan 4-7, Holmes 2-9, Walkup 1-4, Middleton 1-4, Harris 0-1, Hibbert 0-1, Roland 0-2), New Mexico 10-17 (Martinez 4-7, McDonald 2-3, Hobson 2-5, Garth 1-1, Gary 1-1). Fouled Out—Gary, Roland, Sloan. Rebounds—Texas A&M 30 (Davis 7), New Mexico 39 (Hardeman, Martinez 7). Assists—Texas A&M 12 (Middleton 3), New Mexico 14 (Gary 6 ). Total Fouls—Texas A&M 28, New Mexico 21. A—7,757.

Oklahoma 78, Utah 73 OT _ Willie Warren scored 27 points, and Tommy Mason-Griffin had a career-best 18 points as Oklahoma won ni Salt Lake City.

In overtime, Warren scored on a drive and then hit a 26-foot three-pointer to beat the shot clock and give Oklahoma a 74-71 lead.

Luka Drca, who had 13 points and eight rebounds for Utah (5-5), stole the ball, and Warren fouled out trying to slow him on the resulting breakaway. Drca made both free throws, but the Utes did not score again.

OKLAHOMA (7-3): Gallon 3-6 1-2 9, Davis 2-7 4-5 9, Crocker 4-10 3-5 12, Mason-Griffin 5-14 6-8 18, Warren 7-22 11-12 27, Wright 1-3 1-2 3, Pledger 0-1 0-0 0, Fitzgerald 0-1 0-0 0, Allen 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22- 64 26-34 78.

UTAH (5-5): Tillie 2-6 1-2 5, Brown 4-15 6-10 16, Foster 3-5 1-1 7, Henderson 3-11 0-0 8, Drca 5-11 2-3 13, Hines 0-0 0-0 0, Watkins 5-9 3-3 13, Tavita 0-1 0-0 0, Washburn 4-6 1-2 9, Cyphers 1-3 0-1 2. Totals 27-67 14-22 73.

Halftime—Utah 42-36. End Of Regulation—Tied 67. 3-Point Goals—Oklahoma 8-20 (Gallon 2-3, Warren 2-4, Mason-Griffin 2-4, Crocker 1-4, Davis 1-4, Pledger 0-1), Utah 5-24 (Brown 2-7, Henderson 2 -8, Drca 1-7, Tavita 0-1, Cyphers 0-1). Fouled Out—Gallon, Warren. Rebounds—Oklahoma 47 (Crocker 10), Utah 45 (Brown, Drca 8). Assists—Oklahoma 8 (Warren 4), Utah 14 (Brown 5). Total Fouls—Oklah oma 19, Utah 25. A—9,268.

No. 2 Texas 87, Texas St. 54 — Shot by shot, rebound by rebound, the double-doubles keep coming for Texas senior forward Damion James.

James got his 40th career double-double with 21 points and 16 rebounds.

Texas (8-0) has won its first eight games by at least 15 points, the first time that's happened.

TEXAS ST. (3-7): Bishop 2-5 1-3 5, Johnson 0-11 0-0 0, Rybak 3-10 2-2 9, Bowman 3-10 1-2 8, Segura 0-6 0-0 0, Bidias a Moute 4-8 0-0 8, Hale 1-1 0-0 3, Conley 1-5 7-9 10, Jackson 1-3 1-4 3, Sloan 1-1 3-6 5, White 1-4 1-2 3. Totals 17-64 16-28 54.

TEXAS (8-0): James 8-10 5-10 21, Pittman 3-4 3-4 9, Bradley 6-13 0-0 15, Balbay 1-3 0-0 2, Mason 1-3 0-0 2, Johnson 2-2 0-0 4, Williams 0-2 0-0 0, Wangmene 2-3 1-1 5, Hill 1-2 1-3 3, Hamilton 6-16 1-1 14 , Brown 1-5 6-6 9, Chapman 1-1 1-2 3. Totals 32-64 18-27 87.

Halftime—Texas 46-24. 3-Point Goals—Texas St. 4-20 (Hale 1-1, Bowman 1-4, Conley 1-4, Rybak 1-5, Jackson 0-1, White 0-1, Segura 0-4), Texas 5-21 (Bradley 3-6, Brown 1-4, Hamilton 1-6, Williams 0-1, James 0-1, Mason 0-1, Balbay 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Texas St. 44 (Rybak 10), Texas 48 (James 16). Assists—Texas St. 10 (White 3), Texas 17 (Hamilton 4). Total Fouls—Texas St. 25, Texas 23. A—14,304.

Nebraska 50, Oregon State 44 — Ryan Anderson had 16 points and 14 rebounds to lead Nebraska, which survived a scoring drought down the stretch, to hold off Oregon State.

Nebraska (7-2) hit its last field goal of the game with 6:53 remaining and scored its final five points from the free-throw line, including two each from Lance Jeter and Anderson in the final m inute to seal the win.

OREGON ST. (4-4): Burton 0-3 1-2 1, Deane 3-7 2-4 9, Cunningham 0-1 0-0 0, J.Tarver 0-3 1-2 1, S.Tarver 5-9 1-2 12, Schaftenaar 8-12 0-0 16, Brandt 0-1 0-0 0, Haynes 1-3 1-2 3, Johnson 1-3 0-0 2, Wallace 0-7 0-0 0. Totals 18-49 6-12 44.

NEBRASKA (7-2): Diaz 3-4 0-0 6, Richardson 1-9 1-2 3, Henry 1-5 3-4 5, Jeter 4-9 2-2 11, Anderson 6-13 3-4 16, Jones 2-5 0-1 4, Ubel 0-2 0-0 0, Gallegos 2-5 0-0 5. Totals 19-52 9-13 50.

Halftime—Nebraska 24-19. 3-Point Goals—Oregon St. 2-11 (Deane 1-1, S.Tarver 1-1, Brandt 0-1, Johnson 0-1, Haynes 0-2, Schaftenaar 0-2, Wallace 0-3), Nebraska 3-19 (Gallegos 1-2, Jeter 1-3, An derson 1-6, Henry 0-2, Jones 0-3, Richardson 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Oregon St. 34 (Deane 11), Nebraska 34 (Anderson 14). Assists—Oregon St. 6 (Burton, J.Tarver 2), Nebraska 8 (Jeter, Jo nes 2). Total Fouls—Oregon St. 16, Nebraska 15. A—10,553.

Missouri 87, Fairleigh Dickinson 36 — On head coach Mike Anderson's 50th birthday, Missouri (6-3) delivered a 51-point victory.

FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON (1-10): Grier 5-12 1-3 12, Svrdlik 4-8 2-4 11, Galvin 2-9 5-7 10, Scott 0-8 1-2 1, Baptiste 1-8 0-0 2, Mulumba Mbayi 0-3 0-0 0, Fernley 0-3 0-0 0, Larizza 0-2 0-0 0, Brown 0-0 0-0 0, Pursley 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 12-56 9-16 36.

MISSOURI (6-3): Ramsey 0-3 2-2 2, Bowers 6-8 0-0 12, Tiller 2-4 0-0 5, Dixon Jr. 4-7 0-0 10, English 7-14 2-2 20, Paul 3-5 0-0 7, Taylor 2-6 2-2 7, Denmon 3-7 0-0 9, Safford 2-3 0-0 4, Sutton 0-4 0-0 0, Moo re 1-3 0-1 2, Stone 3-4 0-1 6, Underwood 0-3 3-4 3. Totals 33-71 9-12 87.

Halftime—Missouri 45-20. 3-Point Goals—Fairleigh Dickinson 3-22 (Galvin 1-2, Grier 1-3, Svrdlik 1-4, Fernley 0-3, Baptiste 0-5, Scott 0-5), Missouri 12-27 (English 4-9, Denmon 3-6, Dixon Jr. 2-3, Tiller 1-1, Paul 1-2, Taylor 1-2, Sutton 0-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Fairleigh Dickinson 40 (Galvin 8), Missouri 46 (Underwood 7). Assists—Fairleigh Dickinson 7 (Scott 4), Missouri 23 ( Dixon Jr. 5). Total Fouls—Fairleigh Dickinson 15, Missouri 14. A—7,583.

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