ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) Chad Adams hit two 3-pointers during a key second-half run to spur No. 20 New Mexico to a 75-62 victory over Nevada on Saturday.
With the Lobos (19-3, 6-1 Mountain West) trailing 51-50, Adams started a 10-2 surge and then capped it as New Mexico went ahead to stay at 60-53.
Hugh Greenwood led New Mexico with 15 points, while Malik Story had 20 for the Wolf Pack (11-10, 2-5). Nevada's Deonte Burton, who came into the game leading the conference in scoring at 18.5 per game, finished with 13 points, 11 of those in the second half.
Burton brought the Wolf Pack within four points at 60-56 with a 3-pointer at the 5:40 mark, but the Lobos closed the game on a 15-6 run.
New Mexico led throughout the first half, but never took a lead greater than six points. Nevada took its first lead early in the second half when Burton scored five straight points to turn a 37-34 into a 39-37 edge.
The teams combined to go 21 for 47 from behind the arc. The difference for the Lobos, however, was the bench play as Adams scored 10 and Demetrius Walker 12 to hold a 32-6 advantage.
New Mexico shot 28 for 50, topping the 50-percent mark for the third time this season, which helped offset a rare subpar game at the line, where the Lobos went 8 of 14.
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As the NFL morphs into a pass-first sport, the importance of a hard-hitting safety with enough speed to cover the deep middle grows each year.
Maryland’s Darnell Savage Jr. hits every part of that description.
Haven’t heard of Savage? The league has.
NFL Network Draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah said that as the selection process grows closer Savage is emerging as a possible first round pick. Pro Football Focus listed Savage as the second-best safety prospect in the 2019 draft class.
Savage’s greatest strength is his versatility. He can play both safety spots, and plenty of NFL talent evaluators also see him being able to play slot corner.
Speed helps. Savage ran a 4.36 40-yard-dash.
Measurables like that paired with a second-team All-Big Ten performance last season means Savage certainly doesn’t make it to Saturday of the draft. And he might make it all the way to Thursday.
The Redskins can absolutely use a player like Savage. But a player like Savage might not make it to the Redskins' second round pick.
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One more week of the NFL offseason in the books. Here's the latest Baltimore Ravens news.
1. Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti donated $100,000 to help rebuilding efforts for three historically black churches in the Louisiana area that recently burned down by an alleged arsonists. An effort led by former tight end Benjamin Watson, Bisciotti reached out to him Sunday committing his donation.
2. The GOAT gene has transferred from Justin Tucker to his son, Easton. The kicker posted a video on his Instagram Thursday of the little guy kicking a (mini) field goal right down the middle, just like his dad.
April 19: Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets
April 25-27: 2019 NFL Draft in Nashville, Tn.
May 3-6 or May 10-13: Potential three-day rookie mini camp
The 2019 NFL schedule is set! See the Baltimore Ravens defend the AFC North at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Get your tickets now at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets.
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