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

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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”

A hot second half sends Lobos to the next round of the tournament

Redshirt sophomore Vance Jackson sparked momentum in the Lobo offense in the second period. Skyler Forman/The Lobo Lair
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A hot second half allowed the University of New Mexico men’s basketball team to move on the next round of the Mountain West Tournament. The Lobos struggled at the beginning but managed to take down the Wyoming Cowboys 78-68 on Wednesday afternoon.

While four Lobos scored in double digits, it was redshirt sophomore Vance Jackson’s performance that sent the Thomas & Mack Center, known as Pit West to New Mexico fans, into loud cheers as if the team were playing in Albuquerque. Continue reading “A hot second half sends Lobos to the next round of the tournament”

Mathis named to the All-Mountain West Third Team

New Mexico finished the regular season with a losing record (13-17), but while the team struggled overall, the Mountain West conference still offered some recognition for the Lobos before the tournament.

The league’s 11 coaches voted and their results were released on Tuesday. Senior guard Anthony Mathis was named to the All-Mountain West Third Team for the second year in a row. Continue reading “Mathis named to the All-Mountain West Third Team”