California Drops Road Test at New Mexico, 86-78
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  12/02/2009

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 a season-high 13 rebounds to lead the Bears (4-3). He was one shy of tying his personal best of 14.

The game was tight throughout, but New Mexico closed with a 9-2 run, 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. He connected on three straight three-pointers in a little over a minute in the second half. Randle also added seven assists. He's recorded 16 assists in the last two games.

Patrick Christopher drilled three three-pointers, part of his 15 points on the night. Christopher also notched four steals.

Cal lead by six halfway through the second half for its biggest lead of the night.