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Lyle has 18 points, New Mexico rolls CSU Northridge 97-70

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) Led by 18 points from Jaquan Lyle, five New Mexico players reached doubles figures Saturday as the Lobos beat Cal State-Northridge 97-70.

Carlton Bragg and Corey Manigault each added 17 points for New Mexico (2-0).

Lance Coleman II scored 19 to lead the Matadors (0-2), with Terrell Gomez chipping in 14.

Despite the offensive outburst, New Mexico coach Paul Weir was more impressed with the defensive effort.

''I do think defensively these guys are hopefully buying into the idea that's what's going to carry us,'' he said. ''We have very gifted offensive players. We know that. I think the other team knows that. I think our players know that. It's going to be a question of how committed to defense can we get. When we can, I think we can be pretty good.''

After the Matadors went ahead 26-25 on an Elijah Harkless' jumper with 9:19 left in the first half, New Mexico grabbed control over the next nine minutes with an 18-2 run that included six points from the foul line, taking a 43-29 lead.

''We missed some foul shots and they got loose in the break a couple of times and our defensive transition wasn't near as good as it should have been,'' said Northridge coach Mark Gottfried. ''Those two things were probably the biggest issues.''

The game never got closer than 14 points in the second half.

''They (the Matadors) came out with good energy,'' Weir said. ''I think at some point, you could feel them losing a little bit of that. I think that's when we found a little bit of our rhythm and hopefully put our imprint on the game.''

New Mexico dramatically cut down on its turnovers from its first game with 10 fewer at 12, while Northridge had 16. New Mexico turned that advantage into a 26-7 edge in points.

And the Lobos held a 36-30 rebounding edge, with Makuach Maluach grabbing eight.

New Mexico shot exactly 60% from the field for the second straight game.

The Lobos also dominated underneath with a 56-24 advantage in points in the paint.

''They got the ball inside,'' Gottfried said. ''That's something we talked about with the team. We did not execute our defense very well.''

BIG PICTURE

In taking care of business against Northridge, the Lobos continued to hone their eight-man rotation and their substitution patterns. New Mexico is showing a dangerously versatile and diverse offense that is capable of scoring from the perimeter as well as pounding it in deep.

The Matadors faced a second-straight larger opponent and both times the games were all but decided by halftime. And Auburn looms on the horizon next week.

IT'S ALL ACADEMIC

Top Northridge player Lamine Diane, who was the Big West Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year and Newcomer of the Year, missed his second straight game because of academic issues. His return to the court is not known, Gottfried said.

HE SAID IT

''As crazy as it sounds,'' Weir said, ''This really isn't about winning and losing as much as it is about trusting our process and continuing to grow.''

UP NEXT

New Mexico next plays Green Bay on Wednesday in the opener of the Legends Classic Tournament.

Northridge next plays Tuesday at home against Pepperdine.

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1st Half

Time Team Play Score
20:00   Jumpball received by Northridge  
19:46   Offensive foul on Festus Ndumanya  
19:46   Turnover on Festus Ndumanya  
19:46 +3 JaQuan Lyle made 3-pt. jump shot 0-3
19:12 +3 Terrell Gomez made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Elijah Harkless 3-3
19:00   Turnover on JaQuan Lyle  
18:50   Lost ball turnover on Darius Brown II, stolen by JJ Caldwell  
18:45 +2 JJ Caldwell made layup, assist by Vance Jackson 3-5
18:22   Lance Coleman II missed 3-pt. jump shot  
18:20   Defensive rebound by JaQuan Lyle  
18:13 +2 Carlton Bragg Jr. made layup, assist by JaQuan Lyle 3-7
17:47   Elijah Harkless missed layup  
17:45   Defensive rebound by Makuach Maluach  
17:35 +2 JaQuan Lyle made layup 3-9
17:11   Terrell Gomez missed jump shot  
17:09   Offensive rebound by Festus Ndumanya  
17:09   Turnover on Festus Ndumanya  
16:52 +2 Carlton Bragg Jr. made layup, assist by JaQuan Lyle 3-11
16:28 +2 Lance Coleman II made jump shot, assist by Terrell Gomez 5-11
16:08   JaQuan Lyle missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:06   Defensive rebound by Northridge  
15:54 +2 Lance Coleman II made jump shot 7-11
15:32 +3 Zane Martin made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Makuach Maluach 7-14
15:26 +3 Rodney Henderson Jr. made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Darius Brown II 10-14
15:12   JaQuan Lyle missed jump shot  
15:10   Defensive rebound by Rodney Henderson Jr.  
15:03 +3 Rodney Henderson Jr. made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Darius Brown II 13-14
14:46   Offensive foul on Zane Martin  
14:46   Turnover on Zane Martin  
14:17   Darius Brown II missed jump shot  
14:15   Offensive rebound by Festus Ndumanya  
14:15 +2 Festus Ndumanya made layup 15-14
13:57   Personal foul on Festus Ndumanya  
13:57   Carlton Bragg Jr. missed 1st of 2 free throws  
13:57 +1 Carlton Bragg Jr. made 2nd of 2 free throws 15-15
13:47   Turnover on Ron Artest III  
13:31 +2 Carlton Bragg Jr. made layup, assist by Keith McGee 15-17
13:31   Shooting foul on Ron Artest III  
13:31 +1 Carlton Bragg Jr. made free throw 15-18
13:20   Rodney Henderson Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:18   Defensive rebound by JaQuan Lyle  
13:18   Personal foul on Michael Ou  
13:02   Vance Jackson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:00   Defensive rebound by Rodney Henderson Jr.  
12:55 +2 Terrell Gomez made jump shot, assist by Darius Brown II 17-18
12:42   Turnover on JaQuan Lyle  
12:35   Rodney Henderson Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
12:33   Defensive rebound by New Mexico  
12:29   Personal foul on Jared Pearre  
12:14 +3 Keith McGee made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Zane Martin 17-21
11:55   Personal foul on Keith McGee  
11:55 +1 Jared Pearre made 1st of 2 free throws 18-21
11:55 +1 Jared Pearre made 2nd of 2 free throws 19-21
11:36   Zane Martin missed jump shot  
11:34   Defensive rebound by Jared Pearre  
11:06   Personal foul on Corey Manigault  
11:06   Elijah Harkless missed 1st of 2 free throws  
11:06   Defensive rebound by JJ Caldwell  
11:06   Elijah Harkless missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
11:06   Defensive rebound by JJ Caldwell  
11:00   Zane Martin missed layup  
10:58   Defensive rebound by Elijah Harkless  
10:49 +2 Jared Pearre made layup, assist by Terrell Gomez 21-21
10:36   Lost ball turnover on Keith McGee, stolen by Terrell Gomez  
10:30   Elijah Harkless missed layup, blocked by Makuach Maluach  
10:28   Offensive rebound by Northridge  
10:18   Rodney Henderson Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:16   Defensive rebound by Makuach Maluach  
10:08 +2 JaQuan Lyle made layup 21-23
9:59 +3 Lance Coleman II made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Elijah Harkless 24-23
9:40 +2 JaQuan Lyle made jump shot 24-25
9:19 +2 Elijah Harkless made jump shot 26-25
9:09   Personal foul on Terrell Gomez  
9:06   Keith McGee missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:04   Defensive rebound by Elijah Harkless  
9:00   Darius Brown II missed layup  
8:58   Defensive rebound by Keith McGee  
8:55 +2 Keith McGee made dunk 26-27
8:31   Lance Coleman II missed jump shot  
8:29   Defensive rebound by Corey Manigault  
8:29   Personal foul on Jared Pearre  
8:29 +1 Corey Manigault made 1st of 2 free throws 26-28
8:29 +1 Corey Manigault made 2nd of 2 free throws 26-29
8:03 +2 Darius Brown II made layup 28-29
7:43   Lost ball turnover on JaQuan Lyle, stolen by Ron Artest III  
7:33   Elijah Harkless missed jump shot  
7:28   Offensive rebound by Ron Artest III  
7:28   Ron Artest III missed layup  
7:27   Defensive rebound by Tavian Percy  
7:27   Turnover on Makuach Maluach  
7:09   Elijah Harkless missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:07   Defensive rebound by Zane Martin  
6:53   Zane Martin missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:51   Defensive rebound by Elijah Harkless  
6:31   Darius Brown II missed jump shot  
6:29   Defensive rebound by Carlton Bragg Jr.  
6:21   Offensive foul on Vance Jackson  
6:21   Turnover on Vance Jackson  
5:58   Elijah Harkless missed jump shot, blocked by Carlton Bragg Jr.  
5:56   Offensive rebound by Rodney Henderson Jr.  
5:54   Personal foul on Zane Martin  
5:54   Rodney Henderson Jr. missed 1st of 2 free throws  
5:54   Defensive rebound by Tavian Percy  
5:54   Rodney Henderson Jr. missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
5:54   Defensive rebound by Tavian Percy  
5:36   Tavian Percy missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:34   Defensive rebound by Northridge  
5:18   Terrell Gomez missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:16   Defensive rebound by JaQuan Lyle  
5:08 +2 Vance Jackson made jump shot 28-31
4:49   Offensive foul on Rodney Henderson Jr.  
4:49   Turnover on Rodney Henderson Jr.  
4:42   Personal foul on Darius Brown II  
4:42 +1 JaQuan Lyle made 1st of 2 free throws 28-32
4:42 +1 JaQuan Lyle made 2nd of 2 free throws 28-33
4:30   Personal foul on Vance Jackson  
4:17   Darius Brown II missed jump shot  
4:15   Defensive rebound by Makuach Maluach  
4:01   Carlton Bragg Jr. missed jump shot  
3:59   Defensive rebound by Northridge  
3:38   Terrell Gomez missed jump shot  
3:36   Defensive rebound by Carlton Bragg Jr.  
3:28   Offensive foul on JaQuan Lyle  
3:28   Turnover on JaQuan Lyle  
3:02   Lost ball turnover on Terrell Gomez, stolen by Corey Manigault  
2:41   Out of bounds turnover on Corey Manigault  
2:29   Offensive foul on Rodney Henderson Jr.  
2:29   Turnover on Rodney Henderson Jr.  
2:13 +2 Corey Manigault made layup, assist by JJ Caldwell 28-35
1:58   Lance Coleman II missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:56   Defensive rebound by Makuach Maluach  
1:48 +2 JJ Caldwell made layup, assist by Makuach Maluach 28-37
1:48   Personal foul on Jared Pearre  
1:48 +1 JJ Caldwell made free throw 28-38
1:25   Lance Coleman II missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:23   Defensive rebound by Makuach Maluach  
1:15   Lost ball turnover on JaQuan Lyle, stolen by Jared Pearre  
1:15   Personal foul on JJ Caldwell  
1:15 +1 Darius Brown II made 1st of 2 free throws 29-38
1:15   Darius Brown II missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
1:15   Defensive rebound by JaQuan Lyle  
1:02 +2 Corey Manigault made layup, assist by Keith McGee 29-40
1:02   Personal foul on Michael Ou  
1:02 +1 Corey Manigault made free throw 29-41
37.0   Darius Brown II missed jump shot  
35.0   Defensive rebound by Keith McGee  
32.0 +2 Corey Manigault made dunk, assist by Keith McGee 29-43
5.0 +3 Lance Coleman II made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Darius Brown II 32-43

2nd Half

Time Team Play Score
19:47 +2 Carlton Bragg Jr. made dunk, assist by JaQuan Lyle 32-45
19:21 +2 Lance Coleman II made jump shot 34-45
19:21 +3 Makuach Maluach made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Carlton Bragg Jr. 34-48
18:55   Elijah Harkless missed jump shot  
18:53   Defensive rebound by Makuach Maluach  
18:46   Carlton Bragg Jr. missed jump shot  
18:44   Defensive rebound by Festus Ndumanya  
18:24   Terrell Gomez missed jump shot  
18:22   Offensive rebound by Elijah Harkless  
18:21   Personal foul on Carlton Bragg Jr.  
18:13   Personal foul on JJ Caldwell  
17:54   Darius Brown II missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:52   Offensive rebound by Darius Brown II  
17:48 +3 Terrell Gomez made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Darius Brown II 37-48
17:34 +3 JaQuan Lyle made 3-pt. jump shot 37-51
17:16   Lance Coleman II missed jump shot, blocked by Vance Jackson  
17:14   Defensive rebound by Carlton Bragg Jr.  
17:06   Offensive foul on Vance Jackson  
17:06   Turnover on Vance Jackson  
16:42   Lance Coleman II missed jump shot  
16:40   Offensive rebound by Festus Ndumanya  
16:42 +2 Festus Ndumanya made layup 39-51
16:23   Personal foul on Festus Ndumanya  
16:23 +1 Carlton Bragg Jr. made 1st of 2 free throws 39-52
16:23 +1 Carlton Bragg Jr. made 2nd of 2 free throws 39-53
16:10 +2 Lance Coleman II made layup, assist by Darius Brown II 41-53
15:49   Personal foul on Festus Ndumanya  
15:39 +2 JaQuan Lyle made layup 41-55
15:20   Terrell Gomez missed jump shot  
15:18   Defensive rebound by New Mexico  
14:50   Corey Manigault missed layup  
14:48   Defensive rebound by Rodney Henderson Jr.  
14:30   Lance Coleman II missed jump shot  
14:28   Defensive rebound by Corey Manigault  
14:22 +2 Corey Manigault made layup, assist by JaQuan Lyle 41-57
13:52   Turnover on Northridge  
13:25   Zane Martin missed layup  
13:23   Defensive rebound by Darius Brown II  
13:19 +2 Darius Brown II made layup 43-57
13:00   Keith McGee missed 3-pt. jump shot  
12:58   Offensive rebound by Zane Martin  
13:00 +2 Keith McGee made layup, assist by Zane Martin 43-59
12:57   Personal foul on Jared Pearre  
12:57 +1 Keith McGee made free throw 43-60
12:44   Rodney Henderson Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
12:42   Offensive rebound by Michael Ou  
12:44   Rodney Henderson Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
12:42   Defensive rebound by Keith McGee  
12:44   Corey Manigault missed dunk  
12:42   Offensive rebound by Keith McGee  
12:44   Keith McGee missed 3-pt. jump shot  
12:42   Defensive rebound by Lance Coleman II  
12:42   Rodney Henderson Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
12:40   Defensive rebound by Makuach Maluach  
12:42   Personal foul on Lance Coleman II  
11:52   Zane Martin missed layup  
11:50   Offensive rebound by Carlton Bragg Jr.  
11:50 +2 Carlton Bragg Jr. made layup 43-62
11:28 +3 Lance Coleman II made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Terrell Gomez 46-62
11:08 +2 JJ Caldwell made jump shot 46-64
11:08   Personal foul on Michael Ou  
10:56   Makuach Maluach missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:54   Offensive rebound by Makuach Maluach  
10:47   Personal foul on Rodney Henderson Jr.  
10:47 +1 Zane Martin made 1st of 2 free throws 46-65
10:47 +1 Zane Martin made 2nd of 2 free throws 46-66
10:30 +2 Brendan Harrick made jump shot, assist by Elijah Harkless 48-66
10:12 +2 Zane Martin made layup 48-68
10:12   Personal foul on Michael Ou  
10:12 +1 Zane Martin made free throw 48-69
10:04   Terrell Gomez missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:02   Defensive rebound by Vance Jackson  
9:55   Zane Martin missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:53   Offensive rebound by New Mexico  
9:49   Personal foul on Michael Ou  
9:49 +1 JJ Caldwell made 1st of 2 free throws 48-70
9:49 +1 JJ Caldwell made 2nd of 2 free throws 48-71
9:47   Offensive foul on Festus Ndumanya  
9:47   Turnover on Festus Ndumanya  
9:20   Carlton Bragg Jr. missed 1st of 2 free throws  
9:20 +1 Carlton Bragg Jr. made 2nd of 2 free throws 48-72
9:04   Brendan Harrick missed jump shot  
9:02   Defensive rebound by JJ Caldwell  
8:58 +2 Zane Martin made layup, assist by JJ Caldwell 48-74
8:35 +2 Darius Brown II made jump shot, assist by Jared Pearre 50-74
8:18 +2 Vance Jackson made layup, assist by Zane Martin 50-76
9:00   Personal foul on Vance Jackson  
7:47 +2 Lance Coleman II made jump shot 52-76
7:30 +2 Carlton Bragg Jr. made jump shot, assist by Zane Martin 52-78
7:24 +2 Terrell Gomez made layup 54-78
7:24   Personal foul on Keith McGee  
7:24 +1 Terrell Gomez made free throw 55-78
7:00   Carlton Bragg Jr. missed layup, blocked by Jared Pearre  
6:58   Defensive rebound by Northridge  
6:38   Terrell Gomez missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:36   Offensive rebound by Brendan Harrick  
6:38   Lost ball turnover on Brendan Harrick, stolen by Tavian Percy  
6:38 +3 Zane Martin made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by JaQuan Lyle 55-81
6:38   Lance Coleman II missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:36   Defensive rebound by Zane Martin  
6:36   Bad pass turnover on JaQuan Lyle  
5:48 +2 Brendan Harrick made jump shot, assist by Darius Brown II 57-81
5:31   JaQuan Lyle missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:29   Defensive rebound by Jared Pearre  
5:28   Turnover on Jared Pearre  
5:25 +2 JaQuan Lyle made layup, assist by Zane Martin 57-83
5:00 +2 Jared Pearre made dunk, assist by Brendan Harrick 59-83
4:42