Lobos Set to Face Aggies Sunday-Monday
LOGAN, Utah— The University of New Mexico Lobos close out the month of February and begin the month of March with a two-game series against Utah State set for Sunday and Monday.
Sunday’s game will start at 12 p.m. MT and Monday’s game at 2 p.m., both on the Mountain West Network.
UNM enters the two-game series 7-3 in the Mountain West but is coming off a split with Air Force.
The Lobos made another third-quarter comeback in the first game against the Falcons, turning an eight-point deficit into a 62-55 lead at the end of the third quarter after outscoring Air Force 28-13 in the quarter. UNM continued to outscore Air Force for the remainder of the game, ultimately outscoring the Falcons 46-24 in the final two quarters.
UNM was not able to complete the comeback in the second game, falling in the last minute to the Falcons.
LaTascya Duff made her first two starts of the season against the Falcons and responded by scoring 31 points in the first game and 20 points in the second game, an average of 25.5 points per game, to lead the Lobos in both games. Duff also led the team with seven steals in the series and added 10 rebounds. Antonia Anderson recorded her first double-double of the season in the first game with 14 points and 10 rebounds and Corina Carter brought a spark off the bench with a team-high nine assists between the two games.
As a team, in MW games, UNM leads the conference in assists per game (15.4), turnover margin (+3.9), and three-point field goals made (9.3). The Lobos are second in assist/turnover ratio (1.22), field-goal percentage (.454) and in steals per game (8.5) and third in scoring margin (+6.5).
On the other side of the court, the Aggies enter the weekend 2-14 in the Mountain West with their two wins coming against Air Force.
Jessica Chatman leads the team in points with 234 on the season and in rebounds with 150, averaging 11.1 ppg and 7.1 rpg. Faith Bradley leads the team with 20 steals and Emmie Harris leads the team with 51 assists.
Utah State is third in the MW and 21st in the NCAA in defensive rebounds per game at 29.8.
UNM has won the last eight games in the series and is 20-6 overall against the Aggies.