Williams scores 24, NM beats Indiana St. 77-68

Williams scores 24, NM beats Indiana St. 77-68
December 1, 2012, 4:46 pm
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New Mexico guard Jamal Fenton, right, looks to pass around Indiana State guard Jake Odum during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Terre Haute, Ind., Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) Kendall Williams scored a season-high 24 points to help No. 25 New Mexico beat Indiana State 77-68 in overtime on Saturday.

Hugh Greenwood scored eight of his 14 points in overtime and Chad Adams added 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Lobos (8-0), who squandered a 19-point lead in the second half, then outscored the Sycamores 13-4 in the extra period.

New Mexico won despite shooting 20 percent from the field in the second half. The Lobos outscored the Sycamores 28-18 from the free-throw line.

Jake Odum led Indiana State with 25 points. Manny Arop scored 17 points and Dawon Cummings added 10 for the Sycamores (4-2).

Indiana State had won four straight since an 86-59 loss to UCLA in the opener.

New Mexico, coached by former Indiana University star Steve Alford, entered the game with victories over Connecticut and George Mason.