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

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.