Four Things I Think I Learned Last Night

Joe Auletta
@Lobo2x53

1.  This is not the kind of Lobo style we are used to. Yes, the 2017-18 team played fast and scored a lot of points, but the fast play was mostly on offense, and largely revolved around Tesha and Alex shooting a lot of threes.  This team seriously doesn’t have anyone who has stepped up to be that deadly three point threat (though there are some possibilities), and they have upped the defensive tempo as well.  Yes, the length and athletic advantage over Texas State allowed the Lobos to be successful at that, and it will be harder against other opponents (including potentially Auburn up next), but the intent to play that way from start to finish seemed evident.  And the physical traits of the team looks appropriate to doing that.  Besides, when Nike is doing a good Marvin Webster imitation (Dikembe Mutombo for you youngsters) Continue reading “Four Things I Think I Learned Last Night”

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Preview: Lobo WBB Team Hosts Lubbock Christian in Exhibition Game

Joe Auletta
@Lobo2x53


The first opportunity to see the 2018-19 Lobo women’s basketball team against a real opponent will be this Tuesday evening against Lubbock Christian University.

2017-18 Comparison UNM Lobos LCU Chaps
Record 25-11 31-2
Result 3rd Round WNIT D-2 Elite52.7 Eight
Scoring 80.4 ppg 71.1 ppg
Defense
70.7 ppg
52.7 ppg
Scoring Margin +9.7 +18.4
Rebounding Margin -1.1 +5.9
TO Margin
+4.2
-0.6
Foul Margin +2.7 +3.0
# of 3 pt shots per game 25 19
3 Pt shooting % 34.2% 36.5
# Returning Players 6 11
# Returning Starters 1 3
# Players playing > 10 min per game 9 8

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