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Lobos Close MW Schedule at Fresno State Tuesday

by Allison Weiss

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— The Lobos wrap up the MW schedule on the road Tuesday at Fresno State with tip set for 7 p.m. MT. UNM enters the game 20-10 on the season, 11-6 in the Mountain West, while the Bulldogs are 14-16, 7-10 in the Mountain West.

With one game remaining on the schedule, the Lobos are tied for second with Wyoming in the MW standings, but own the head-to-head with the Cowgirls.

The Lobos are:
•6-2 in games decided by 1-4 points
•11-2 when shooting 40% or better
•18-1 when scoring 60 or more points
•16-3 when UNM has a higher FG% and 12-2 with a higher 3-point FG% than its opponent
– 11x UNM has had a higher FG% and higher 3-point % FG than its opponent in the same game
•12-4 when outrebounding opponent
•14-3 when leading after the 1st quarter, 15-1 when leading at the half and 15-2 when leading after the 3rd

• Outscoring opponents 286-186 (+100) in fast-break points
• Outscoring opponents 251-213 (+38) in second-chance points
• Outscoring opponents in the 1st (456-395), 2nd (473-449), 3rd (486-480), 4th (513-484) & 1943-1820 overall
• In MW games, the Lobos are outscoring opponents in the first (249-221), third (300-281), fourth (298-275) and overall (1108-1041).
• Outscoring opponents 912-754 in paint
• 46.9% of points scored in paint, 30.4 ppg in paint
• +4.1 scoring margin, +3.0 rebounding margin
• +3.9 scoring margin, +2.1 rebounding margin in MW games

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60 is the magic number for the Lobos as UNM is 18-1 when scoring 60 or more points and 13-2 when allowing fewer than 60 points.

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

Nyah Wilson has led in scoring in nine games, Vianè Cumber in six games, Aniyah Augmon in four games and Paula Reus in three games, and Charlotte Kohl once. Wilson has led or tied for the team lead 13 times and Reus has led or tied for the team lead eight times. On the boards, Kohl has led in seven games, Cumber seven times, Augmon, Wilson and Joaquim three times, and Reus in two. Cumber has led or tied for the team lead in rebounds 11 times.

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

Aniyah Augmon has scored in double figures in 24 games, Nyah Wilson in 23 games, scoring 20 or more points in nine games, and Paula Reus and Vianè Cumber in 17 games. Cumber has four games with 20-plus points and three double-doubles and Augmon has three games of 20-plus points with 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 (14.7 ppg), Augmon (13.2), Cumber (12.0 ppg) and Reus (11.4).

UNM is 14-3 when Reus scores in double figures, 16-7 when Wilson scores in double figures, 17-7 when Augmon scores in double figures and 9-8 when Cumber scores in double figures.

Wilson has scored in double figures in 16 conference games and Augmon in all 16 that she’s played in, with Cumber in 12 and Reus in nine. Four Lobos are averaging double figures in conference games led by Wilson at (16.8 ppg), Augmon (15.1 ppg), Cumber (12.0 ppg) and Reus (10.9 ppg).

The Lobos have flipped a switch in the final 20 minutes in conference, outscoring opponents 300-281 (+19) in the third and 298-275 (+23) in the fourth for a 598-556 (+42) margin in the final two quarters. Four times in conference the Lobos have trailed at the half and won the game (Utah State, Wyoming, UNLV, San Diego State) with the Lobos trailing at the end of the third in both games against Wyoming and at UNLV.

UNM has outscored opponents in the paint in 22 games and by a 912-754 (+158) margin. UNM has scored 46.9% of its points (912 of 1943) in the paint this season, averaging 30.4 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.

The Bulldogs enter the game 14-16 on the season, 7-10 in conference and 10-6 at home (4-4 in conference games). Fresno State is 3-2 in its last five games, but have lost the last two to Boise State (70-65) and Wyoming (62-51).

Mia Jacobs leads the team with 14.1 ppg and 7.1 rpg as well as with 15 blocks and 57 three-pointers and 82 free throws. As a team, the Bulldogs are averaging 65.5 ppg while allowing 62.7 ppg, however they are shooting 40.2% from the floor compared to 43.8% by opponents.

Against MW teams, Jacobs leads with 14.4 ppg and 7.5 rpg, with Fresno State scoring 63.3 ppg and allowing 63.5 ppg. The Bulldogs are second in the conference in steals per game against MW opponents at 8.2, led by Deajanae Harvey’s 33 steals and 1.9 per game.