ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Reserve guard Sam Logwood scored 15 points on perfect shooting to help New Mexico hand No. 24 Colorado State its first loss of the season, 66-53 on Saturday night.
Logwood shot 5 for 5 from the field and 4 for 4 from the free-throw line, and Devon Williams added 13 for New Mexico (10-4, 2-0 Mountain West).
Daniel Bejarano led Colorado State (14-1, 1-1) with 13 points on 4-for-13 shooting.
The teams traded the lead nine times in the opening 10 minutes before New Mexico created a little separation. But after Colorado State scored five straight to tie it at 25-25, New Mexico closed the first half on a 10-1 run, capped by an off-balance, buzzer-beating 3-pointer from Williams.
The Rams opened the second half with five quick points to pull to 35-31. New Mexico used an 18-4 surge to take its big lead to that point at 55-37 with 9:11 left.
The Lobos did their damage with almost no contribution from their leading scorers as Deshawn Delaney (14.4 ppg) finished with three, and Hugh Greenwood (11.2) had four. Greenwood didn’t make a shot until 6:55 remained and by then, the Lobos led 57-42.
Colorado State: Rams coach Larry Eustachy entered the game 0-5 against New Mexico, four times with Colorado State and once with Southern Mississippi.
New Mexico: The Lobos had not played a ranked team this season but came into the game 14-8 against ranked opponents since head coach Craig Neal arrived as an assistant in 2007.
Colorado State: Hosts Wyoming on Wednesday.
New Mexico: At San Diego State on Tuesday.
Colorado State: F Tiel Daniels, who missed the previous two games with a calf injury, returned to the starting lineup Saturday. He finished with three points. … F Stanton Kidd played the first 4 minutes before injuring his ankle and he did not return.
New Mexico: G Arthur Edwards, who missed eight games after surgery to repair a dislocated finger, had four points in his return to the lineup.