ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Tony Snell had 25 points, including a shot-clock-beating 3-pointer with a minute left that helped New Mexico complete an 86-81 comeback win over Davidson early Tuesday.
De'Mon Brooks scored 22 points for the Wildcats (1-1), who led 50-36 early in the second half.
The Lobos (1-0) got back into the game in part because of a dominating performance on the boards in the second half. After getting outrebounded in the first half, New Mexico held a 27-7 margin after the break.
The Lobos also were strong from the line, outscoring the Wildcats 38-15.
Davidson ran out to a 10-0 start and stretched its advantage to its largest, 27-11, midway through the first half.
The Wildcats had five players in double figures, while Jake Cohen grabbed eight rebounds.
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.
DeSean Murray, who averaged 20.2 points as a sophomore at Presbyterian, will transfer to Auburn to play for coach Bruce Pearl.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.