December 24, 1998
SEATTLE - Deon Luton scored 22 points and Todd MacCulloch 21 as Washington dropped No. 11 New Mexico from the ranks of the unbeaten with a 70-61 victory Thursday afternoon.
It was the first road game of the year for New Mexico (8-1), and a battle between two of the best centers in the country, MacCulloch and New Mexico's Kenny Thomas.
MacCulloch, who led the nation in field goal percentage the last two seasons, was 9-of-9 from the field and grabbed 14 rebounds for Washington (6-3).
Thomas scored 26 points for New Mexico while John Robinson II and Greg Davis added 12 apiece.
Washington led for most of the game, but Robinson capped a 9-0 New Mexico run with two 3-pointers to give the Lobos a 53-52 edge with 9:36 remaining, their second and final lead of the game.
The Huskies came back with 10 unanswered points, six by Luton and four by MacCulloch. Washington led by at least five points the rest of way.
Thomas has averaged 21.7 points a game in three games since serving a suspension during New Mexico's first six games of the year.
Thomas scored the first four points of the game, but MacCulloch scored eight points as Washington answered with a 12-0 run.
After New Mexico fought back to within one point on Brian Smith's putback with 6:21 left in the half, the Huskies responded with an 8-0 run and ultimately led 39-29 at halftime.