ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Darington Hobson hit some difficult shots, including a 55-footer to end the first half. None was tougher than his final two that helped New Mexico win.
Hobson scored eight of his 29 points in overtime, including two free throws with 2.7 seconds remaining, to lift the No. 15 Lobos to a thrilling 88-86 victory over San Diego State on Saturday.
“I knew the game was on the line,” Hobson said. “I was a little nervous.”
The Lobos (21-3, 7-2) won their seventh straight game to forge a three-way tie atop the Mountain West standings with UNLV and Brigham Young.
Just when New Mexico appeared to have the game under control, San Diego State (16-7, 5-4) erased a 66-56 deficit with four minutes to go, with D.J. Gay scoring 10 of his 25 points in the final 2:01 of regulation.
• Colorado State 80, Wyoming 64 — At Fort Collins, Colo., Travis Franklin scored 18 of his 20 points in the second half, carrying the Rams (14-9, 5-4) to a season sweep of the Cowboys (9-14, 2-7).
• Texas Christian 65, Air Force 51 — At Air Force Academy, Colo., Greg Hill scored a career-high 23 points off the bench as the Horned Frogs (11-13, 3-6) defeated the Falcons (9-13, 1-8).