New Mexico ends season after first round of WNIT

Isabel Gonzalez

Denver’s pace took the Lobos by surprised. The time it took for them to adjust, combined with offensive struggles and a sprinkle of defensive errors, turned into an 83-75 loss in the first round of the WNIT on Thursday night.

“It was really fast. The first two minutes I was trying to catch my breath because they just kept going,” said New Mexico senior Jaisa Nunn. “They are a really good offensive team and it showed.” Continue reading “New Mexico ends season after first round of WNIT”

2019 WNIT: Lobos Host Denver Tonight, 7 PM

Thirty games into an exciting season, and tonight the team is on the verge of the end—win and play another game, lose and they start looking towards next season. And at this point in time, no one wants the season to end.

The Lobos have played at a high tempo all season, scoring 75 a game, outscoring their opponents by 12 a game. Tonight they face an opponent who plays at an even higher rate—Denver has a top-10 offence, scoring over 80 ppg. No matter how the game turns out, there will be a lot of points scored—the key for a Lobo win will be defense.

Unless the Lobos find a way to play some effective defense, those points Continue reading “2019 WNIT: Lobos Host Denver Tonight, 7 PM”

Jackson named to MW All-Tournament team

New Mexico redshirt sophomore Vance Jackson was named to the Mountain West All-Tournament team. He was in full postseason mode and made quite a statement during the conference tournament.

Jackson collected 26 points against the Wyoming Cowboys during the first round. Half of these points were part of a 13-0 he got going during the second period. On the second day, he collected 25 against the Utah State Aggies, the team that ended up winning the trophy at the end of the week.

The other members of the All-Tournament team were SDSU’s senior Devin Watson and sophomore Jalen McDaniel, as well as Utah State’s junior Sam Merrill and freshman Neemias Queta.

Selection Sunday, teams New Mexico faced

Isabel Gonzalez

It’s Selection Sunday and the official 2019 NCAA bracket is out. While the New Mexico Lobos did not make it in, they faced a couple of teams that are competing in the Tournament.

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Lobos end tournament journey with loss to Utah State

New Mexico ended its 2018-19 season with a 91-83 loss to Utah State in the second round of the MW Tournament. Scott Forman/The Lobo Lair
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Utah State sneaked into the next round of the Mountain West Tournament after winning 91-83 against New Mexico. The game was close for most of the night but the No. 2-seed Aggies made stops and shots when they needed them the most. Continue reading “Lobos end tournament journey with loss to Utah State”