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VIDEO: No. 15 New Mexico loses their first Mountain West game to SDSU

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San Diego State’s Jamaal Franklin is on his way to a dunk as New Mexico’s Hugh Greenwood looks on in the second half during an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in San Diego. San Diego State won, 55-34. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)


No. 15 New Mexico entered Saturday’s at San Diego State as the only undefeated team remaining in the Mountain West.

34 points later, the Lobos left with a 55-34 loss to the Aztecs in a game that should give you a sense of just how tough that conference is going to be this year.

New Mexico shot just 25% from the floor in the 55-34 loss. They managed all of 0.576 points-per-possession, which is a number that tends to pop-up when you turn the ball over on 28.8% of your offensive possessions. Alex Kirk went just 1-8 from the floor and Tony Snell finished 2-7 from the field with six turnovers. In fact, if you take away the 14 points on 5-9 shooting that New Mexico got from Kendall Williams, the Lobos managed all of 20 points on 6-35 shooting.

That’s Northern Illinois bad.

Coming from the team that had a two-game lead on the entire Mountain West on Saturday morning: