Utah Tops New Mexico, 80-69
Kevin Bradley scores 19 points to lead men's hoops.
Feb. 5, 2001
The Utes, who stretched their conference home winning streak to 42 games, outscored the Lobos 16-6 to end the game and held New Mexico to just one field goal in the last 5:17.
Ruben Douglas had 20 points for the Lobos (13-7, 3-4), who lost for the 12th straight time in Salt Lake City. Wayland White scored 14 and Eric Chatfield had 13.
The Lobos shot 1-11 in the last five minutes and have now lost four consecutive road games for the first time since the 1994-95 season.
The Utes, bolstered by the early return of Chris Burgess from an ankle injury, outrebounded New Mexico 23-11 in the second half and have now outrebounded opponents in 53 of their last 55 conference games.
Utah used a four-point play to cap a 10-3 run and take a 71-64 lead with 3:55 to play. Althoff scored on a power move and was fouled. He missed but Johnsen rebounded and scored in the lane.
Johnsen, who started for the first time since Dec. 9, scored the first six points of the second half and Utah moved out to a 49-42 advantage. But the Lobos rallied and tied the game at 54 and again at 61 behind Douglas's shooting.
The game was tied 39-39 at halftime as the teams combined for 10 3 pointers.
New Mexico shot 60 percent in the period and made 5-of-7 from beyond the arc.