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Men's Basketball Loses Deon Luton, Game
Release: 01/02/2000
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Jan. 2, 2000

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Kevin Henry scored 17 points and five 3-pointers to lead New Mexico to a 78-52 win over Washington on Sunday.

Henry, who started his attack late in the first half, is fourth in 3-pointers for the Lobos (8-7) with 179. Henry finished the second half with another two 3-pointers and 6 points.

New Mexico gained momentum early in the first half with an 8-5 run to break a 13 all tie. Guard Marlon Parmer drove inside twice and dished off to R.T. Guinn for two consecutive baskets. Tim Lightfoot scored another 2 points, giving the Lobos a 19-18 lead.

Washington (5-7) was unable to produce on the other end. Sloppy passes and getting beat on offensive rebounds kept the Huskies from narrowing the deficit.

To seal New Mexico's lead, Henry hit three 3-pointers in 2 1/2 minutes at the end of the first half. Lightfoot and Lamont Long each contributed 2 points.

Washington was able to squeeze out 2 from Thalo Green with 4:33 left in the half. The Huskies trailed 38-28 at the half.

The Huskies came out in the second half pushing the ball, but the Lobos' man-to-man defense left no holes. The Lobos outscored Washington 40-24 in the second half.

Lightfoot hit two 3s in the second half for total of 12 points. Wayland White scored 8 of his 14 points for the Lobos in the second half.

Will Perkins led the Huskies with 16 points and Senque Carey contributed 11.

Washington's Deon Luton was taken out of the game early in the second half after he strained his back.

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