Kirk helps New Mexico stay unbeaten

Kirk helps New Mexico stay unbeaten
December 8, 2012, 11:22 pm
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New Mexico head coach Steve Alford signals to his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Valparaiso in Albuquerque, N.M., Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Craig Fritz)

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) Alex Kirk scored 11 of his 12 points in the second half and No. 18 New Mexico overcame a sluggish start to beat Valparaiso 65-52 on Saturday night.

Chad Adams also scored 12 for the Lobos (10-0).

Ryan Broekhoff had 24 points for the Crusaders (6-3), but none of his teammates managed to score more than seven.

The Lobos forced a season-high 23 turnovers, and turned the miscues into 22 points.