The Lobos (6-1) have won 10 of the last 11 in the 109-year-old rivalry, including their sixth consecutive win on the Aggies' floor, tying a school record.
New Mexico led 39-29 at halftime. The Aggies (7-3) got as close as four points in the second half. The Lobos, whose last field goal came at 2:36, had a 10-point lead with 1:05 left and then ensured the win by making nine free throws. The Aggies fans were called for a technical in the final minute after objects were thrown onto the floor.
The Lobos made 29 of 37 free throws, including 22 in the second half. The Aggies made 18 of 20.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.
Mike Brey is looking at former Notre Dame players to fill two assistant jobs that have opened up with the departures of Martin Ingelsby and Anthony Solomon.
Purdue's 2016-17 prospects got a jolt Wednesday when forward Caleb Swanigan announced he will return for his sophomore season.