New Mexico’s Kendall Williams Sets Record, Shoots Down Colorado State’s Home Winning Streak

Ron Chenoy-USA Today Sports

The New Mexico Lobos took control of the Mountain West Conference on Saturday afternoon with a statement victory on the road at Colorado State.

In the win, junior guard Kendall Williams stole the show, set a record and single-handily struck down one of the nation’s longest home winning streaks.

It’s a day and a performance that Williams will certainly never forget. The 6-foot-4 California-native scored a career-high 46 points on Saturday afternoon. Williams was 12-of-16 from the field, including an untouchable 10-of-13 from distance. His ten 3-pointers set a Mountain West Conference single-game record.

In addition to those gaudy numbers from the field, Williams also managed to convert on 12-of-17 free throws, stuffing the stat sheet with five rebounds and four assists in addition to his scoring numbers. The performance for Williams could not have come at a more perfect time either, as the Lobos advanced to 10-2 within the MWC, taking a two-game conference lead in the process.

As for Colorado State, well the Rams saw their 27-game home winning streak come to an end off the hands of Williams. The Rams simply hand no answer and no response for the junior guard. This despite a 26-point, 15-rebound performance from star forward Colton Iverson.

Numbers aside, the path is set for the Lobos to claim the conference’s regular season title and as if the entire league schedule hadn’t been enough evidence of how crazy the Mountain West Conference Tournament will be, this game only added to that argument.

Williams and the Lobos will continue their quest for conference supremacy on Wednesday when San Diego State come to The Pit.

 

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