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Bairstow scores 10 of his 26 in key 2nd-half run as New Mexico beats No. 6 SD State, 58-44

  • New Mexico's Kendall Williams (10) scores on a breakaway during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against San Diego State at The Pit in Albuquerque, N.M., Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Juan Antonio Labreche)

    New Mexico's Kendall Williams (10) scores on a breakaway during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against San Diego State at The Pit in Albuquerque, N.M., Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Juan Antonio Labreche)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Diego State's Angelo Chol (13) drives to the basket against New Mexico's Cleveland Thomas (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at The Pit in Albuquerque, N.M., Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Juan Antonio Labreche)

    San Diego State's Angelo Chol (13) drives to the basket against New Mexico's Cleveland Thomas (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at The Pit in Albuquerque, N.M., Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Juan Antonio Labreche)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Diego State's JJ O'Brien (20) shoots over New Mexico's Deshawn Delaney (33) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at The Pit in Albuquerque, N.M., Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Juan Antonio Labreche)

    San Diego State's JJ O'Brien (20) shoots over New Mexico's Deshawn Delaney (33) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at The Pit in Albuquerque, N.M., Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Juan Antonio Labreche)  (The Associated Press)

Cameron Bairstow scored 26 points, including 10 during a second-half run that led New Mexico to a 58-44 victory over No. 6 San Diego State on Saturday night.

Kendall Williams added 10 points and Bairstow also had 10 rebounds for the Lobos (21-5, 12-2 Mountain West), who shot 50 percent (25 for 50) from the field.

Winston Shepard had 10 points for the Aztecs (23-3, 12-2), but leading scorer Xavier Thames shot 3 for 15 and finished with seven points — 10 below his average.

The Lobos took the lead for good early in the first half with a 10-2 run to go up 16-8. San Diego State closed to 23-20 with an 8-0 run shortly before halftime.

However, after the Aztecs opened the second half with a bucket, New Mexico went on 21-2 run that featured Bairstow's 10 points to expand the lead to 50-26.