Four Lobo seniors will play their last regular season game for the women’s basketball team Thursday. Jaisa Nunn, Nike McClure, Emily Lines and Erica Moore are the seniors moving on.
“It’s crazy,” said Nunn. “I was not expecting to end like this. I came in with a completely different coaching staff and ended with a completely different coaching staff, so it was unpredictable and it was the best.”
Nunn put her mark on New Mexico basketball. She is only the third player in program history to score 1,000 points and pull down 900 rebounds.
“What my job is, is to be a scorer and a rebounder then I want to do my job to the best of my ability,” said Nunn. “It’s nice getting these accomplishments and getting recognized like this, but I wouldn’t be here today without my teammates.”
McClure came to New Mexico as a graduate transfer from Washington State. She helped the Lobos climb into the top ten for overall blocks and blocks per game. She currently has 63. McClure wasn’t sure how it would go coming to New Mexico for one year.
She was pleasantly surprised.
“When I first got here I didn’t think that the community was going to embrace me the way they did,” said McClure. “I thought I was going to be kind of an outcast, but I was extremely wrong. It’s been an incredible experience.”
The Lobos and Wyoming have a 7 p.m. start time Thursday night at Dreamstyle Arena.