Lobos return home to host Colorado

New Mexico is looking to get back on track after losing two straight games on the road. Isabel Gonzalez/The Lobo Lair
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New Mexico vs Colorado
Dec. 11, 2018 at 7 p.m. MT
Dreamstyle Arena aka The Pit
Watch: ESPN2


After tough back-to-back losses, the Lobos are returning to New Mexico to try to regroup and recover as they host Colorado for a Tuesday night game. Continue reading “Lobos return home to host Colorado”

Mathis: Game of threes

Anthony Mathis has recorded 24 out of the 71 three-pointers the Lobos have scored this season. Scott Foreman/The Lobo Lair
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Shooters shoot. And for now, that’s what the plan is going to be.

New Mexico head coach Paul Weir said he has a weapon in senior guard Anthony Mathis’ ability to shoot from way downtown. Now it’s just a matter of learning how to fully take advantage of it. The game of basketball is constantly evolving and Weir is not blind to the fact that three-pointers are a big part of the new era. Continue reading “Mathis: Game of threes”

Lobos look to bounce back in LA

New Mexico will play Saint Mary’s at Staples Center as part of the 2018 Basketball Hall of Fame Classic. Isabel Gonzalez/The Lobo Lair
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New Mexico vs Saint Mary’s
Dec. 7, 2018 –
5 p.m. MT
Los Angeles, Calif. STAPLES Center
Where to watch: 
FloSports

New Mexico head coach Paul Weir said he was sick to his stomach. Senior Anthony Mathis said he was truly embarrassed. Friday gives both of them, and the rest of the Lobos, a chance for redemption.

After Tuesday’s 100-65 loss to the New Mexico State Aggies, UNM is hoping to bounce back by taking a win over the Saint Mary’s Gaels on Friday afternoon. This game is set to be played at Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif. as part of the 2018 Basketball Hall of Fame Classic. Continue reading “Lobos look to bounce back in LA”

Spangenberg named Google Cloud Academic All-America

Simon Spangenberg is getting a double major in computer science and applied mathematics. Isabel Gonzalez/The Lobo Lair
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New Mexico soccer player Simon Spangenberg was named the Google Cloud Academic All-America® of the Year for Division I men’s soccer. The announcement was made by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday.

Spangenberg, a senior from Brussels, Belgium. is a double major in computer science and applied mathematics. If that weren’t enough, he also has a minor in psychology and a 4.2 GPA. Continue reading “Spangenberg named Google Cloud Academic All-America”

Women’s basketball team gets three straight Player of the Week honors

Freshman Ahlise Hurst was this week’s Mountain West Player of the Week. She is the third straight player from the New Mexico women’s basketball team to receive this honor. The previous week it was Aisia Robertson. The week before that it was Jaisa Nunn.

Hurst hit nine three-pointers and recorded a total of 39 points, the most points scored by a freshman in Lobo history, during New Mexico’s 84-80 win over Oklahoma on Nov. 28.

Preview: UTEP at the Pit Tonight

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UNM Lobos UTEP
2018-19 Record 5-1 2-5
Scoring 81.0 ppg 64.1 ppg
Defense 69.5 ppg 61.4 ppg
Scoring Margin +11.5 +2.7
Rebounding Margin +6.2 +4.9
TO Margine +0.8 -0.8
Foul Margine +0.8 +5.4
# of 3 pt shots per game 26 20
3 pt shooting % 31.0% 29.5%
Returning players 6 4
Returning starters 1 2.5
# players > 10 min/gm 8 8

Tonight is essentially the third out of four rivalry games this season—OK, NMSU, and now UTEP. While UTEP is currently 2-5 for the season, they have ample motivation coming into this game. Last season the Lobo went to El Paso and soundly beat a UTEP team that had high hopes for the season, 59-35. The Miners were proud of being a tough, physical team led by their senior center, Tamar Seda. Seda got her double-double with 11 & 13, but the Lobos held the rest of the team to 6 for 32 shooting. After the game UTEP coach Kevin Baker had some angry words about how the Lobos were thugs and constantly manhandled Seda (who the Miner offence was built around).

Seda (graduated) and most the players are gone now, including their second leading scorer and best 3-pt shooter, Naj Howell—who just happens to sit on the UNM bench now as a RS. Only four players return for UTEP, but the events of last season’s game will be clearly told to the team—with an appropriate UTEP spin of course. The rest of the team roster has four freshmen and four JUCO transfers. Continue reading “Preview: UTEP at the Pit Tonight”

Lobos get swept in Rio Grande Rivalry series

UNM has yet to win against the Aggies with Paul Weir as a head coach. Isabel Gonzalez/The Lobo Lair
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The Lobo offense wasn’t quite there when the New Mexico State Aggies swept the Lobos in this season’s Rio Grande Rivalry series with a 100-65 result on Tuesday. This wasn’t quite what experts predicted as the opening line posted for this game was UNM +6. Continue reading “Lobos get swept in Rio Grande Rivalry series”

MBB Update: Nov. 26-Dec. 2

The Lobos are on the road for three-games straight and won’t be back at The Pit until Dec. 11 when they host Colorado. Scott Foreman/The Lobo Lair
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The team is in the middle of a three-game stretch on the road. Although it’s not the first time the Lobos hit the road this season, Paul Weir said this was more “business-oriented” since everyone knows what to expect. So far, they have successfully taken care of business. Continue reading “MBB Update: Nov. 26-Dec. 2”