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”

WBB Mountain West Tournament: Day 3

Watching the two semi-final games with the Lobos not playing was certainly not my preference.  I would have much preferred seeing if UNM could beat Wyoming a third time, but since that was not to be, I sat there with a more objective view of the two games.  I had no reason to root for or against any of them–while I would like to see Joe Legerski, a class act, win a tournament with Wyoming, I also appreciate Candice White as she ends her Fresno career, the effort SDSU has been playing with, and the quality of Boise’s play.  I sat there thinking that any would be an acceptable champion.  I would likely have felt different if UNLV were still alive–objectivity in journalism can only go so far.

The 1st semi-final:  #1 Boise St 89, #4 Fresno St 77.

Both teams started off at a very fast pace, scoring almost at will.  Fresno, which usually plays Continue reading “WBB Mountain West Tournament: Day 3”

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”

New Mexico goes home early after SDSU pulls upset

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Lots of good things torpedoed by a couple wretched ones.

The University of New Mexico women’s basketball team, the #2 seed in the Mountain West Tournament, couldn’t hold on to a double-digit lead and ended the night falling 70-61 to the #7 San Diego State Aztecs in overtime.

Photo By Cameron Goeldner/The Daily Lobo @Goeldfinger

The biggest question going into the game was clear—how would Jayla Everett and Jayden de la Cerda handle the ball, especially if the Aztecs pressed. There were a few passes that went a little awry—mostly high—but for the most part ball control was not a problem. The Lobos only committed 17 turnovers—not great, but not horrible. Continue reading “New Mexico goes home early after SDSU pulls upset”