Lee Faria & Brandon Ortega
Created: January 25, 2020 09:42 PM
RENO, Nev. - The Lobo men's basketball team faced their former coach Steve Alford in Nevada Saturday.
Points were hard to come by for New Mexico. In the first half, Nevada went on two 11-0 runs.
UNM opened the game by driving the ball to the hoop. Makuach went for the hoop and the harm.
The Lobos were up early. In the final minutes of the first half, Zane Martin hit back-to-back three-balls, cutting into Nevada's lead, but the team was still down 49-29.
In the second half of the game, UNM and Nevada traded hoops for the most part and the final score was 96-74.
"There is a lot of things that have happened in the last month or so that have put us down four significant players," said head coach Paul Weir. "If you took four significant players off Nevada they would have an impact as well. This is not their cross to bear. They are trying, they are working, they are doing the things we asked them to do."
The Lobos are now 5-4 in conference play. They'll play San Diego State Wednesday.
Click the video above to see Lobo Insider Lee Faria's analysis of the game.
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