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Lobos Remain at Home to Host Spartans Wednesday

by Allison Weiss

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— The Lobos continue their homestand on Wednesday night against San José State with tip set for 7 p.m.

Wednesday’s game will include the Teddy Bear Toss at halftime.

UNM enters the game 17-8, 8-4 in the Mountain West following Saturday’s win over Colorado State. The Spartans enter the game 6-17 on the season, 1-10 in the Mountain West and are 3-9 in road games this season, 1-4 in MW road contests.

The Lobos have won the last four games in the series, including a 65-54 win on Jan. 31, and are 16-4 all-time, 7-1 in games played in Albuquerque.


The Lobos are:

  • 4-0 in games decided by 1-4 points
  • 10-1 when shooting 40% or better
  • 16-0 when scoring 60 or more points
  • 15-2 when UNM has a higher FG% and 10-0 with a higher 3-point FG% than its opponent

– 9x UNM has had a higher FG% and higher 3-point % FG than its opponent in the same game

  • 10-2 when outrebounding opponent
  • 12-2 when leading after the 1st quarter, 13-0 when leading at the half and 13-1 when leading after the 3rd

FROM 0-60
60 is the magic number for the Lobos as UNM is 16-0 when scoring 60 or more points and 11-1 when allowing fewer than 60 points.

The Lobos have been led in scoring by five different players (with five games of players sharing the team high) and in rebounds by six different players with three games of multiple players sharing the team lead this season.

Nyah Wilson has led in scoring in nine games, Vianè Cumber in five games, Aniyah Augmon in three games and Paula Reus in two games, and Charlotte Kohl once. Wilson has led or tied for the team lead 11 times and Reus has led or tied for the team lead six times. On the boards, Kohl has led in seven games, Cumber seven times, Augmon three times, and Reus and Wilson in two each. Cumber has led or tied for the team lead in rebounds 10 times.

In conference, Wilson has led in eight of the games. including five of the last six (Nevada, at Colorado State, Wyoming, Fresno State, Air Force, San José State, UNLV, San Diego State), Cumber twice (Utah State and UNLV) and Augmon twice (Boise State and Colorado State), with Cumber leading in rebounds six times (against Nevada, Utah State, Colorado State, Wyoming, San José State and San Diego State), and Kohl against Boise State. Augmon and Cumber tied for the team high in rebounds at UNLV, Reus led against Fresno State, Kohl led at Air Force and Hulda Joaquim led against UNLV.

Aniyah Augmon has scored in double figures in 19 games, Nyah Wilson in 18 games, scoring 20 or more points in nine games, and Paula Reus in 14 games. Vianè Cumber has scored in double figures in 14 games with four games with 20-plus points and three double-doubles. Charlotte Kohl has scored in double figures six times and has four double-doubles on the season. UNM has four players averaging double figures led by Wilson (14.8 ppg), Augmon (13.1), Cumber (12.0 ppg) and Reus (11.2).

UNM is 12-2 when Reus scores in double figures, 13-5 when Wilson scores in double figures and 14-5 when Augmon scores in double figures.

Wilson has scored in double figures in 11 conference games and Augmon in all 11 that she’s played in, with Cumber in nine and Reus in six. Four Lobos are averaging double figures in conference games led by Wilson at (17.9 ppg), Augmon (15.6 ppg), Cumber (12.0 ppg) and Reus (10.2 ppg).

UNM has outscored opponents in the paint in 20 games and by a 780-594 (+186) margin.

To date, the Lobos finished with a +24 margin against Texas Southern (38-14), +8 margin at Pepperdine (34-26), a +10 margin against Tarleton State (34-24), a +22 margin against Texas A&M-Commerce (50-28), a +2 margin (32-30) against Georgia Tech, a +16 margin against Eastern Illinois (36-20), a +26 margin against New Mexico State (42-16), a +10 margin against Mississippi Valley State (32-22), a +8 margin against Hampton (18-10), a +4 margin against Western New Mexico (30-26), a +12 (42-30) margin at Nevada, a +8 margin against Boise State (24-16), a +12 margin at Colorado State (30-18),  a +2 margin against Wyoming (36-34) a +8 margin at No. 25 UNLV (26-18), a +8 margin against Fresno State (34-26), a +22 margin at Air Force (34-12), a +12 margin in the second game against UNLV (38-26), a +4 margin at San Diego State (30-26) and a +8 margin in the second game against Colorado State (30-22).

UNM has scored 48.5% of its points (780 of 1609) in the paint this season, averaging 31.2 points per game with 13 games scoring 50% or more of its total points in the paint. The Lobos had a season high of 50 paint points against Texas A&M-Commerce and scored 67.9% of their points in the paint in the Feb. 3 game against UNLV.

Since the Lobos last played the Spartans on Jan. 31, SJSU lost to Air Force (78-56), Boise State (73-42) and San Diego State (63-62). The Spartans are 6-17 on the season, 1-10 in the MW.

The Spartans are averaging 60.0 ppg, shooting 40.7% from the floor and 32.0% from behind the arc, making 6.4 three-pointers per game. On the defensive end, they are averaging 9.5 steals per game and forcing 17.6 turnovers per game, but are also allowing 63.9 ppg and 40.1% shooting and 32.9% from three-point range with teams making 7.2 threes per game.

SJSU is led by Jyah Lovett (14.6 ppg) and Amhyia Moreland (12.0 ppg), with Moreland also leading with 6.2 rebounds per game. In MW games, Lovett averages 18.0 ppg with Moreland at 12.7 ppg and 6.1 rpg. As a team, the Spartans are averaging 56.9 ppg and allowing 68.5 ppg in conference games.

UP NEXT: Following Wednesday’s game, the Lobos head on the road for their next two before returning to host San Diego State on Feb. 28.