Williams starts warming up just in time for Lobos

GLEN ROSALES Associated Press Published:

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Kendall Williams has had a bit of a timing problem for No. 14 New Mexico this season.

The junior guard did not start two games because he was late to team functions. One of those times, he watched the entire game from the bench.

There was nothing wrong with Williams' timing Saturday. He dropped a career best 46 points on then-No. 16 Colorado State, including a school- and Mountain West-record 10 3-pointers in the 91-82 win.

Williams' performance, which equaled the third-highest point total in school history, was better than anything his coach, noted long-range sniper Steve Alford, managed to do while playing at Indiana.

Alford, whose career-best was 42 points and eight 3-pointers, said it was something to watch.