Lobos Close Out Week at SDSU Saturday
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SAN DIEGO, Calif.– The Lobo women’s basketball team closes out their fourth game in eight days at San Diego State Saturday, looking to get back on track after dropping their first conference game on Thursday.
Start time is scheduled for 12 p.m. PT/ 1 p.m. MT, with the game available to watch on the Mountain West Network, can be heard on the radio and able to be followed through live stats.
Shaiquel McGruder led the Lobos with 27 points and six rebounds, one of three Lobos to finish in double figures on Thursday at UNLV. LaTora Duff scored 17, going 7-for-10 from the floor to go with a team-high five assists, and Paula Reus scored 13 points with five rebounds and three assists. It was McGruder’s sixth game with 20-plus points, the fifth game in double figures for Reus and the 15th time this season for Duff.
Despite the loss, the Lobos still remain at the top of the MW standings, tied with UNLV for first at 8-1 in conference with nine games left on the MW schedule.
The Lobos still lead in scoring offense, both overall and in MW games, in field-goal and three-point percentage (in both), in three-pointers per game (in both), assists per game (in both), blocked shots per game (in both) and McGruder leads in field-goal percentage and blocks/ blocks per game (in both). LaTascya Duff leads the MW in three-point field-goal percentage in both as well as in overall three-pointers and three-pointers per game and currently has the second-longest streak with a three-pointer in program history at 24 games.
New Mexico continues to have five players in double figures in both MW games and overall, with Reus close to joining the list in MW games with 9.9 points per game. McGruder leads with 16.4 points in conference games and with 14.9 points per game on the season, ranked fourth in the MW in both.
San Diego State enters the game at 9-10 overall, 3-5 in the MW having lost its last two games to Air Force (59-46) and Nevada (58-46). Since playing the Lobos back on Jan. 9, the Aztecs have gone 2-2 with wins over Utah State (66-45) and Boise State (80-63). On the season, SDSU is scoring 62.0 points per game with opponents at 62.1 points per game, and in MW games, scoring 63.0 points per game with opponents at 62.3 points per game. The Aztecs have three players in double figures in Sophia Ramos (13.6), Asia Avinger (12.2) and Mallory Adams (10.7).
Following Saturday’s game, the Lobos will host Colorado State (Feb. 2), Wyoming (Feb. 5) and Air Force (Feb. 9).