New Mexico coach Steve Alford talks about his team’s 63-59 win over Wyoming Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 in Laramie, Wyo. The 20th-ranked Lobos improved to 18-3 overall, 5-1 in the Mountain West and remain in first place.
Three-point shooting wasn’t the problem for Wyoming Wednesday against No. 20 New Mexico.
Scoring inside and defending inside was.
UW was outscored 28-12 in the paint, and New Mexico’s post players held the Cowboys’ Leonard Washington and Larry Nance Jr., to a combined 7-of-21 from the field and 20 points as the 20th-ranked Lobos won 63-59 Wednesday night in Laramie.
A pair of Australians hurt UW as junior forward Cameron Bairstow, who at 6-foot-9 started in place of 6-6 Chad Adams, scored a game-high 17 points. Sophomore guard Hugh Greenwood hit the game-winning shot with 9 seconds left, and added two free throws a little later to ice it.