Wolters helps S. Dakota St. upset No. 16 UNM
- Associated Press
- December 22, 2012 - 4:32 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Nate Wolters scored 28 points and handed out seven assists, leading South Dakota State to a 70-65 upset of No. 16 New Mexico on Saturday.
Kendall Williams scored 21 to lead the Lobos, who went 7 of 12 from the foul line in the closing minutes to frustrate their own comeback efforts.
Jordan Dykstra had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Jackrabbits, who went 10 for 11 from the line down the stretch to preserve their lead. Chad White added 13 points for South Dakota State and Brayden Carlson had 10.
The Jackrabbits (10-4) led the final 37 minutes of the game after taking the lead with an early 8-0 run.
Wolters' 3-pointer with 4:49 left in the first half gave South Dakota State its largest lead at 35-23. But the Lobos (12-1) closed the half with an 11-3 run to trail 38-34 entering the second half.
New Mexico never got closer than three points the rest of the way. Williams, the team's leading scorer for the season, sat out the first 5:33 after he and fellow starter Chad Adams arrived late.
The Jackrabbits had a 1,220-mile bus ride from their last game Wednesday in Nashville, Tenn., because of the weather. They didn't arrive until Friday evening.
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