A win was expected on Sunday afternoon in Hobbs, NM, as the Lobos took on the University of The Southwest. UNM won this game 103-47, but this was a good win for the Lobos as they gain some confidence heading into conference play, and this win also gave them great practice moving forward.
“You know I think that everyone can see that we are making some schematic changes to things that we are doing. We put it in before the Penn game and this kind of became a really good game for us to go out and continue to practice things that are new to us. So, We got lucky from the basketball takeaway of continuing to work on new things”, said UNM Head Coach Paul Weir.
Weir compared this game to a preseason exhibition, and having it in Hobbs was great as well. “Yeah, it was good to get away for a little bit. I think we needed a refresh before the conference, so getting out here and doing that was really good”, said UNM Guard Anthony Mathis.
UNM ran more sets on offense and moved the ball well, finishing with 29 assists. Three scorers finished in the double figures, with Anthony Mathis leading the way. Mathis finished with 18 points while shooting 6-9 from 3-point range.
UNM is now 6-9 on the season and will head to Colorado to open Mountain West Conference Play on Tuesday against Air Force, that game will be shown on AT&T Sports Net and will tip off at 7 p.m.