New Mexico powers past Southern Illinois 74-59 -

New Mexico powers past Southern Illinois 74-59

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) -- Dairese Gary scored 15 points to lead four New Mexico players in double digits as part of a 74-59 win over Southern Illinois on Wednesday night.  

Phillip McDonald and Emmanuel Negedu each scored 11 points for the Lobos (5-1) while Jamal Fenton added 10.  

New Mexico led 33-30 at halftime but widened their advantage in the first 10 minutes of the second half by outscoring the Salukis (3-4) 26-12.  

The Lobos finished with 46.3 percent shooting.  

Troy Long led the Salukis with 13 points, including three 3-pointers, while Carlton Fay, Mamadou Seck and Kendal Brown-Surles each added 10 points.  

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