ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. The University of New Mexico got eight points from J.R. Giddens in a game-opening 15-0 run in a 62-32 rout over Weber State on Sunday.
The Wildcats (4-7) point total tied a University Arena record for the fewest points scored, as New Mexico (11-2) won its fourth straight game.
Giddens finished with a game-high 18 points, and Daniel Faris added 10 for New Mexico, while Weber State did not have a player reach double figures. Weber's Arturas Valeika and Juan Pablo Silveira each scored eight points.
Giddens also added a game-high nine rebounds.
New Mexico hit five of its first six shots, while the Wildcats missed their first six attempts before finally scoring on a 3-pointer from Silveira 6:14 into the game.
The Lobos led 34-12 at halftime and consistently extended the advantage throughout the second half, with the final margin being the largest lead of the game.
The Wildcats were never able to get a running game going, not scoring a point off a turnover until the final moments. New Mexico didn't offer many chances in that area, finishing with just nine turnovers.
The Lobos also dominated in assists, handing out 15, including four by Roman Martinez, to four total for Weber State.