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Kirk scores 11 in second half as No. 18 New Mexico edges Valparaiso 65-52

Alex Kirk scored 11 of his 12 points in the second half and No. 18 New Mexico overcame a sluggish start to beat Valparaiso 65-52 on Saturday night.

Chad Adams also scored 12 for the Lobos (10-0).

Ryan Broekhoff had 24 points for the Crusaders (6-3), but none of his teammates managed to score more than seven.

The Lobos forced a season-high 23 turnovers, and turned the miscues into 22 points.