ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Cullen Neal scored nine of his 12 points in a decisive run in the second half to help No. 25 New Mexico beat Utah State 67-58 on Tuesday night.
Cameron Bairstow had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Lobos (22-5, 13-3 Mountain West) while Alex Kirk added 13 points, 11 rebounds and five assists.
Utah State led 47-39 with 11:29 left after Preston Medlin hit a 3-pointer and converted a three-point play.
But Neal started the long run with a 3-pointer and Kirk scored six straight points near the end the surge that left New Mexico holding a 62-52 lead.
The Lobos controlled the glass, holding a 46-30 edge, including 12-6 on the offensive end.
Medlin scored 19 to lead the Aggies (15-13, 5-10).