Published January 26, 2013
SAN DIEGO – JJ O'Brien had 12 points and 10 rebounds, Jamaal Franklin added 10 points and San Diego State routed No. 15 New Mexico 55-34 Saturday to keep the cold-shooting Lobos from running away with the Mountain West Conference race.
The Aztecs (16-4, 4-2) dealt the Lobos (17-3, 4-1) their first conference loss and snapped New Mexico's four-game winning streak.
New Mexico's 34 points and 25 percent shooting (11 of 44) were season lows. Kendall Williams had 14 points for the Lobos.
New Mexico's previous lows of 46 points and 31.8 percent shooting came in their last loss, 60-46 at Saint Louis on Dec. 31.
SDSU shot only 40.4 percent (23 of 57) but outrebounded the Lobos 41-26.
SDSU and New Mexico shared the MWC regular-season title last year, with each team winning at the other's arena. The Lobos then beat the Aztecs in the conference tournament championship game.