Lobo Men's Basketball Heads to Dixie State Wednesday
New Mexico at Dixie State
Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2020 – 7 p.m. MT
Burns Arena, St. George, Utah (Capacity: 4,779)
|TV: WAC Digital Network
|RADIO: Lobo Radio Network|
|(96.3 FM/770 KKOB-AM flagship in Albuquerque)|
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The University of New Mexico men’s basketball team is set to travel to St. George, Utah to play Dixie State on Wednesday in a contest that was finalized Sunday. As part of the agreement, the Lobos will travel to UNLV and then return to St. George to host San José State in a pair of contests Jan. 21-23.
The Lobos (3-6, 0-6 MW) enter the game coming off of a pair of disappointing losses to Utah State, but look to snap a six-win streak against the Trailblazers.
Dixie State (4-2, 0-0 WAC) has not played since Dec. 29 when it fell 112-67 to No. 1 Gonzaga on the road. The team has been able to play just six games so far on the season including wins at Denver and North Dakota while they have had three games canceled.
Dixie State is in its first year of NCAA Division I transition.
The Lobos are led by senior Makuach Maluach who averages 13.8 points per game on the season to go along with a team-high 5.9 rebounds per game.
Dixie State is led by four players averaging in double figures including junior Cameron Gooden (13.5), junior Jacob Nicolds (13.0), sophomore Frank Staine (12.4) and sophomore Isaiah Pope (11.5). Leading rebounder for the Trailblazers is Nicolds who averages 6.8 per contest.
Wednesday’s game will mark the first meeting between the two teams.
Head coach Paul Weir is 55-53 in his fourth year at the helm of the Lobos, 83-59 in his fifth season as a head coach. Dixie State head coach Jud Judkins is 289-135 in his 16th season with the Trailblazers and is 573-263 in his career.
Wednesday’s game will be available to watch live on WAC Digital Network. Fans can also follow live via live stats or listen in on the radio LIVE. Robert Portnoy and former Lobo Hunter Greene will be on the call on 96.3 FM/770 AM KKOB.