ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (KRQE) - It was a heartbreaking loss for the Lobo Men's Basketball Team on Saturday in this year's Mountain West Tournament Championship Game. 5-San Diego State made a late run and would take out 3-UNM 82-75.
UNM would have 5 scorers finish in the double figures in this game that the lead would change 5 times between the Lobos and Aztecs. Antino Jackson would lead the Lobos in scoring with 17 points, Troy Simons and Sam Logwood would both finish with 11 points, Anthony Mathis would have 13 and Joe Furstinger would have 12.
It looked like the Lobos could close this one out in the second half leading by 6 points in with under 4 minutes to play, but UNM would go cold and SDSU would catch fire. SDSU would finish out the Lobos with the help of 22 second-half points from SDSU Guard Trey Kell.
UNM finishes 19-15 overall on the season, and while it wasn't the outcome they wanted it was still a great season for this UNM team.
"To get a group of young men 19 to 22 years old to kind of form as a unit is a challenge and it was amazing to kind of watch them do that, and I think that's what allowed us to kind of string the gaps between us and all of these tremendous teams. I am happy for them that they got to experience that," said Lobo Head Coach Paul Weir. "I would have loved the feeling for them to obviously get it, but San Diego State was just too strong."