10:35 PM ET, March 18, 2010
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- After all of Darington Hobson's big talk about a deep NCAA tournament run for New Mexico, Montana nearly shut up the Lobos right away.Roman Martinez had 19 points, six rebounds and four assists and third-seeded New Mexico overcame a shaky start to beat 14th-seeded Montana 62-57 in the NCAA tournament's East Regional on Thursday night.
• New Mexico used a 17-0 run in the second half to win despite posting their second-lowest point total of the season.
• Darrington Hobson recorded his 13th double-double of the season and Roman Martinez scored 19-plus points for the second time since December.
• The Lobos got two points from their bench on 1-8 shooting.
• Brian Qvale's 26 points for Montana were a career high and his 13 rebounds were one shy of a career high.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
NCAA Mens Tournament
SAN JOSE, CA - MARCH 18: Forward Will Brown #15 of the New Mexico Lobos goes up for a shot against the Montana...(Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||22-54 (.407)||22-53 (.415)|
|3P Made-Attempted||6-21 (.286)||5-20 (.250)|
|FT Made-Attempted||7-12 (.583)||13-23 (.565)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||21 (0/0)||14 (0/0)|
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