It was a big win for the Lobos on Sunday afternoon, as they snapped a 3-game losing skid, but they also had a strong debut from transfer Carlton Bragg.
It wasn’t the prettiest performance at times in UNM’s win over Central Arkansas, but this team did play solid defense in spurts, generated a lot of points from the inside, and finished strong for the win.
With this victory, the Lobos are now 5-4 on the season. It was a highly anticipated game for many fans as Carlton Bragg made his debut as a Lobo. He hadn’t seen any game action in a year and a half leading up to this game, but he looked pretty solid for UNM on Sunday.
Bragg finished with 16 points and 7 rebounds.
“When I first got into the game I was very nervous. I thought I was going to foul out, but things went good and then I started getting the flow of the game”, said Carlton Bragg.
Bragg adds a whole new dimension to this team, as he creates a great high low game and can also draw in defenders to create shots from the perimeter. “I think he technically affected our two-point percentages at both ends, which was good and i think it just gave our team a little more experience on the floor. Which we all kind of need right now”, said Head Coach Paul Weir.
Makuach Maluach was also a key in this Lobo victory, as he finished with a game-high of 22 points and showed great intensity on the floor. UNM will now gear up to host North Texas next on Tuesday at 7 p.m.