Boxscore
New Mexico 75, Long Beach St. 68
Thursday, March 15, 2012 4:20 PM
Location - Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon
Officials - Mike Eades, Darron George, Tim Nestor
Attendance - 17050

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Long Beach St. 29 39 68
New Mexico 33 42 75

Recap


New Mexico 75, Long Beach State 68: Drew Gordon had 18 points and 13 rebounds and Kendall Williams scored 16 points as the Lobos downed the 49ers in West Regional play in Portland.

Hugh Greenwood scored 12 points and Demetrius Walker added 11 for fifth-seeded New Mexico (28-6), which advances to face Louisville on Saturday.
Casper Ware scored 17 points, James Ennis added 13 points and T.J. Robinson had 12 points and 14 rebounds for 12th-seeded Long Beach State (25-9).

The 49ers had battled back from an eight-point deficit to take a brief 61-59 lead on a fast-break slam by Ennis, before Williams hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 4:38 remaining. Williams scored seven points during a 12-5 spurt that saw New Mexico take a 71-66 with 39 seconds to play.

The Lobos rolled off eight consecutive points to take a 51-43 lead with just under 12 minutes left. Greenwood and Phillip McDonald hit back-to-back 3-pointers and Gordon scored on the inside.

Long Beach State responded with six straight points as part of a 14-6 surge and tied the score at 57 on a basket by Eugene Phelps with 6:06 to play.
Mike Caffey added 11 points on 5-for-6 shooting for Long Beach State, which made just 8 of 14 free throws. New Mexico was 18 of 24 from the line.

The Lobos finished the first half on a 10-3 run to take a 33-29 halftime advantage. The teams combined for 22 first-half turnovers, 12 by Long Beach State.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Long Beach State guard Larry Anderson (knee) played but was largely ineffective and scored just five points … New Mexico’s bench had a 26-15 edge in scoring … The 49ers were just 4-of-16 from 3-point range … Lobos guard Tony Snell went scoreless despite being the team’s third-leading scorer.

Long Beach St. 49ers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Larry Anderson 17:00 2-5 1-3 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 5
James Ennis 37:00 6-10 0-1 1-1 2 5 7 5 4 2 2 1 13
Eugene Phelps 25:00 3-8 0-0 0-2 3 2 5 0 2 1 3 1 6
T.J. Robinson 37:00 6-15 0-0 0-1 8 6 14 1 1 1 3 0 12
Casper Ware 36:00 5-19 2-9 5-7 0 3 3 6 3 0 2 0 17
Mike Caffey 25:00 5-6 1-2 0-0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 11
Edis Dervisevic 18:00 1-1 0-0 2-3 0 3 3 1 4 0 3 0 4
Peter Pappageorge 5:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Nick Shepherd 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 28-65 4-16 8-14 14 20 34 13 19 6 15 2 68
  43.1% 25.0% 57.1% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 15

New Mexico Lobos

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Drew Gordon 36:00 7-10 0-0 4-6 5 8 13 1 2 0 1 1 18
Hugh Greenwood 27:00 3-6 2-5 4-4 0 4 4 4 1 1 2 2 12
A.J. Hardeman 15:00 1-2 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 3
Tony Snell 18:00 0-4 0-3 0-0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
Kendall Williams 35:00 6-11 2-5 2-2 1 2 3 5 3 2 2 1 16
Demetrius Walker 20:00 2-7 1-3 6-8 0 4 4 1 2 0 2 1 11
Jamal Fenton 13:00 2-4 1-3 0-0 1 2 3 3 1 0 4 0 5
Cameron Bairstow 26:00 3-4 0-0 1-2 0 3 3 1 3 1 1 2 7
Phillip McDonald 10:00 1-2 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 3
TOTAL 200 25-50 7-21 18-24 7 23 30 19 16 6 14 7 75
  50.0% 33.3% 75.0% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 14
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