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New Mexico knocks off No. 8 Cincinnati

11:13 PM, Dec 27, 2012   |    comments
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Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Alex Kirk finished with 15 points and seven rebounds and blocked Sean Kilpatrick's potential game-winner just before the buzzer, as New Mexico went into Fifth Third Arena and handed No. 8 Cincinnati its first loss in a 55-54 defensive slugfest.

Kendall Williams scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half, while Tony Snell added 10 points, including a late go-ahead jumper for the Lobos (13-1), who fell out of the top-25 after getting upset by South Dakota State last week.

Kilpatrick paced Cincinnati (12-1) with 15 points, while JaQuon Parker and Cashmere Wright chipped in 14 and 12 points, respectively.

The Bearcats, who entered Thursday as one of five undefeated teams remaining, shot just 31 percent from the floor in having their 13-game home winning streak snapped.

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