TLL Interview With Lobo WBB Coach Mike Bradbury

Joe Auletta
@Lobo2x53

Joe: The season is over, but from all the signs around here—and from things you said last April, it hasn’t slowed down for the staff. Thanks for taking a few minutes to do an interview before things get busy again.  I assume a lot of that is recruits before the late signing period?

Coach Bradbury:  A little bit of that, but mostly it’s dealing with our team. You’ve got to decompress. You’ve got to figure out who’s coming and who’s going. It’s a lot more hectic than you think.

Joe: Last summer you said that things calm down when kids come back in August and you got into a routine.  What keeps you so busy during the next four months until August?

We’re taking care of in house things for now. That will go on until later this month, and then we go out recruiting looking for young kids. That’s towards the end of the month and then we will probably have visits by
people in April and May–people like transfers who want to see if they fit with your kids. We also have a recruiting weekend in May that we have to go out. May’s not bad other than some visits. Continue reading “TLL Interview With Lobo WBB Coach Mike Bradbury”

WBB: A brief (and too early) look at next year’s MWC

Jonathan Lee
@String Music

The 2019 MWC season is officially over now. A lot could change between now and next year with unexpected players leaving and so many more transfers available in the spring. But based on current projected returning players, I would not be surprised if there is a lot of significant change in the standings. The bottom teams look to be stronger and some of the top teams may be rebuilding. Here, briefly and without much in-depth analysis, is my much-too-early projection for next year. Continue reading “WBB: A brief (and too early) look at next year’s MWC”

April Is The Cruelest Month

“April is the cruelest month”. The opening line to The Wasteland by T. S. Eliot.

I had to read and analyze The Wasteland as a senior in high school. It took the better part of a semester to write my report, and in all that time I never realized Eliot was talking about basketball. Or if he wasn’t, he should have been. It fits my mood every April since I became hooked on the Lady Lobos.

The most obvious parallel is the end of the season. Each April, after 30 games—plus or minus a few—a season comes to an end. I pick up my season ticket envelope, turn it upside down, shake it….but no more narrow cardboard pieces fall out. I have punched the last colored circle out of the last parking pass. I shudder a little, knowing it will be almost Continue reading “April Is The Cruelest Month”

Bradbury named finalist for WBCA National Coach of the Year

Isabel Gonzalez
@cisabelg

University of New Mexico women’s basketball head coach Mike Bradbury was named one of 13 finalists for the 2019 United States Marine Corps/WBCA National Coach of the Year on Tuesday. He was the only finalist from a non-Power 5 conference, as New Mexico competes in the Mountain West.

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New Mexico ends season after first round of WNIT

Senior Jaisa Nunn got a double-double of 26 points and 12 rebounds during her last game as a Lobo. Isabel Gonzalez/The Lobo Lair
Isabel Gonzalez
@cisabelg

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”