Created: 12/01/2013 9:47 PM
By: Lee Faria, KOB Eyewitness Sports 4
The New Mexico men's basketball team was down to San Diego by as many as 12-points in the first half last Saturday. That is when the Lobos went to the "ZONE" they proceeded to finish off the half on a 17-to-3 run and have the lead 32-to-30 at the halftime break.
What the zone did was control the tempo, force USD into tough shots, it didn't allow penetration and the Lobos were able to rebound in the zone. It change the completion of the game and it gives the Lobos a weapon on defense that when the man to man is not working you can go to the zone. This is extremely important because the Lobos have struggled on defense with fouls and penetration. Mark My words this will be a big deal as we move forward.