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Top 25: South Dakota State 70, No. 16 New Mexico 65

Published December 22, 2012 3:47 pm

Top 25 basketball • The Jackrabbits handed the Lobos their first loss of the season.
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Albuquerque, N.M. • Nate Wolters scored 28 points and handed out seven assists to help lead South Dakota State to a 70-65 upset of No. 16 New Mexico on Saturday.

Kendall Williams scored 21 to lead the Lobos, who went 7 of 12 from the foul line in the closing minutes to help thwart any comeback efforts. Jordan Dykstra had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Jackrabbits, who went 10 for 11 from the line down the stretch to preserve their lead.

The Jackrabbits (10-4) led the final 37 minutes of the game after taking the lead with an early 8-0 run.

Wolters' 3-pointer with 4 minutes, 49 seconds left in the first half gave South Dakota State its largest lead at 35-23. But the Lobos (12-1) closed the half with an 11-3 run to trail 38-34 entering the second half.

New Mexico never got closer than three points the rest of the way. —