The New Mexico Lobos hammered third-ranked Brigham Young, 82-64, Wednesday night in Provo, Utah, just two days after the Cougars dismissed starting forward Brandon Davies for a violation of the school's honor code.
The game was the first without the 6-foot-9 sophomore, who had started 26 of 29 games and averaged 11.1 points and a team-leading 6.2 rebounds.
The Salt Lake City Tribune reported that Davies, from Provo, was dismissed after he admitted to having sexual relations with his girlfriend. A source told the Tribune that the 19-year-old Davies was "extremely remorseful, heartbroken" but has accepted the punishment.
The honor code requires students to live a chaste and virtuous life and attend church regularly, and abstain from alcoholic beverages, tobacco, tea, coffee, drugs, and premarital sex.