Published December 01, 2012
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Kendall Williams scored a season-high 24 points to help No. 25 New Mexico beat Indiana State 77-68 in overtime on Saturday.
Hugh Greenwood scored eight of his 14 points in overtime and Chad Adams added 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Lobos (8-0), who squandered a 19-point lead in the second half, then outscored the Sycamores 13-4 in the extra period.
New Mexico won despite shooting 20 percent from the field in the second half. The Lobos outscored the Sycamores 28-18 from the free-throw line.
Jake Odum led Indiana State with 25 points. Manny Arop scored 17 points and Dawon Cummings added 10 for the Sycamores (4-2).
Indiana State had won four straight since an 86-59 loss to UCLA in the opener.
New Mexico, coached by former Indiana University star Steve Alford, entered the game with victories over Connecticut and George Mason.