Updated: Thursday, 14 Feb 2013, 12:36 AM MST
Published : Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013, 11:19 PM MST
Albuquerque (KRQE) - Steve Alford and his nationally ranked University of New Mexico Lobos are finished Wednesday night the same place they started, on top of the Mountain West Conference. The Lobos survived a determined Fresno State team on the road to win 54 to 48. Fresno was up by as much as 13 points in the game. It was the Lobos who would close the Bulldogs out with defense. Over the final 10 minutes, UNM held the Bulldogs to 3 points on 1 of 11 shooting. The Lobos also scored the last 9 points of the game. Tony Snell put the Lobos up by 4 with 16 seconds left and the shot clock set to expire. He would score ten points in the game. Lobos Center Alex Kirk scored ten points and guard Kendall Williams led the team in scoring with thirteen points. Kirk pulled down 9 rebounds and had a career high 6 blocks. The victory improved the Lobos record to 8 and 2 in the Mountain West and 21 and 4 overall. The Lobos will host Boise State Saturday.