Boxscore
New Mexico 76, Mercer 58
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 9:00 PM
Location - University Arena, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Officials - Ronnie Hernandez, Robert Lehigh, Kelly Self
Attendance - 13561

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Mercer 22 36 58
New Mexico 31 45 76

Recap

No. 23 New Mexico 76, Mercer 58: Alex Kirk and Cameron Bairstow each scored 16 points as the Lobos used a big scoring run in each half to pull away from the visiting Bears.

Kirk posted his second consecutive double-double and third of his career as he grabbed a career-best 13 rebounds for New Mexico (7-0), which used a 19-5 run early in the first half to build a 13-point lead. The Lobos led 31-22 at halftime.

After Mercer (3-4) pulled within 44-38 midway through the second half, New Mexico put away the Bears with an 18-3 spurt over the next 6:12 to take a 62-41 lead with 5:26 remaining.

Bairstow came off the bench to score his career high on 5-of-6 shooting from the field and 6-of-6 from the free throw line while Tony Snell added 13 for the Lobos.

Travis Smith led Mercer with 16 points and Jakob Gollon chipped in 10 as the Bears shot only 37.9 percent from the field and committed 17 turnovers.

NOTEBOOK: New Mexico's leading scorer Kendall Williams did not record a basket as he scored a season-low two points. He did have a game-high six assists. ... The Lobos' bench outscored Mercer's reserves 32-24 and, over the last four games, New Mexico's bench has enjoyed a 105-49 advantage. ... New Mexico is 7-0 for the 10th time in school history and eight of the previous nine teams have advanced to either the NCAA or NIT.

Mercer Bears

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Jakob Gollon 27:00 3-10 2-4 2-2 1 5 6 2 3 2 2 0 10
Bud Thomas 27:00 0-4 0-3 0-2 1 1 2 3 4 0 1 0 0
Daniel Coursey 14:00 1-4 0-0 1-2 0 3 3 0 3 0 2 3 3
Travis Smith 32:00 6-14 1-6 3-3 1 5 6 1 2 1 4 0 16
Langston Hall 25:00 2-10 1-5 0-1 0 0 0 3 3 2 4 0 5
Monty Brown 16:00 2-7 0-0 0-1 3 2 5 0 5 1 1 1 4
T.J. Hallice 15:00 3-4 0-0 1-2 1 2 3 0 1 1 0 0 7
Jibri Bryan 10:00 1-1 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 3
Kevin Canevari 9:00 2-2 1-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 5
Chris Smith 8:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
Anothony White Jr. 7:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Darious Moten 5:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Dylan Poston 3:00 2-2 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
Lawrence Brown 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 22-58 7-21 7-13 7 20 27 14 25 9 17 4 58
  37.9% 33.3% 53.8% Team Rebs: 6   Total TO: 17

New Mexico Lobos

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Chad Adams 24:00 3-7 0-1 0-0 2 3 5 1 2 0 2 1 6
Alex Kirk 31:00 6-8 0-0 4-5 4 9 13 1 1 2 1 3 16
Tony Snell 30:00 4-13 3-7 2-3 1 4 5 5 3 1 1 0 13
Kendall Williams 28:00 0-5 0-3 2-6 0 4 4 6 1 0 2 1 2
Hugh Greenwood 23:00 3-9 1-3 0-0 0 8 8 1 3 1 1 0 7
Cameron Bairstow 20:00 5-6 0-0 6-6 3 2 5 1 3 1 1 1 16
Jamal Fenton 20:00 2-5 0-1 1-3 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 5
Demetrius Walker 14:00 3-6 1-4 1-1 0 0 0 2 2 0 3 0 8
Nick Banyard 5:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Kory Alford 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cleveland Thomas 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
Chris Perez 1:00 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
TOTAL 200 27-60 5-19 17-26 10 30 40 19 16 6 15 6 76
  45.0% 26.3% 65.4% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 15