California Drops Road Test at New Mexico, 86-78

Dec. 2, 2009

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP)--Darington Hobson collected 22 points and 15 rebounds to help New Mexico stay unbeaten with a 86-78 victory against California on Wednesday night.

A late 3-pointer from Roman Martinez put the Lobos (7-0) ahead to stay. Martinez finished with 16 points.

Jamal Boykin had 21 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Golden Bears (4-3).

The game was tight throughout, but New Mexico closed with a 9-2 run, resulting in happy students rushing the floor as the final buzzer sounded.

Martinez's big shot came with 3:14 remaining and the score 74-74. The game had 17 lead changes and was tied 12 times.

Phillip McDonald added 15 points for New Mexico, while Jerome Randle added 20 for Cal.

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