ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- New Mexico's Roman Martinez scored a game-high 18 points Saturday to lead the Lobos to a 67-51 victory over UC Riverside in the season-opener for both teams.
The Highlanders (0-1) got 11 points from Sean Cunningham, but they shot just 32.7 percent from the field.
New Mexico took control of the game early, using a 23-6 run over eight minutes of the first quarter to break an 8-8 tie and open a lead it never gave up.
The Lobos hit all five of their 3-point attempts in the surge, from four different players. UNM finished 8-for-22 on threes to just 3-11 for Riverside.
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Chad Ford and Jeff Goodman offer their opinions on the surprises they're expecting at the NBA draft, with Ford believing there will be a lot of trade activity while Goodman thinks people will be surprised by potential draft spot of Marquese Chriss.
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