New Mexico women’s basketball head coach Mike Bradbury reached his 50th victory at UNM as the Lobos defeated Stephen F. Austin 74-33 on Thursday night’s 2018 Lobo Invitational Championship game. This is the second year in a row New Mexico wins this tournament.
Every active player on the Lobo roster scored, with redshirt junior guard Aisia Robertson leading all scorers with 12 points. Robertson was named the tournament MVP, while Jayla Everett and Jaisa Nunn made the All Tournament Team.
“We talked about it a lot today, about how the people that win these games are the people that haven’t left for Christmas yet,” Bradbury said during his opening statement at the postgame press conference. “This is always a tricky game and we were locked in. Our kids were locked in. We couldn’t leave until the game was over anyway, so we might as well be locked in here and not worried about anything else.”
The cherry and silver team opened up with a 15-0 run against the Ladyjacks. The visiting team struggled from the beginning and then went on to finish the night with a 19.3 shooting percentage from the field.
By halftime, the Lobos held a very comfortable 35-9 lead. While New Mexico shot at 41.2 percent during the first two quarters, the Ladyjacks only made four of their 27 attempts (14.8 percent accuracy).
The largest lead of the night came with 1:41 remaining in the last quarter as New Mexico was up by 44 points (72-28).
The Lobos, now with a 10-1 overall record, are enjoying a nine-game winning streak. This was the last home game of 2018, but the team will look to close out the year with the 11th win of the season during a road trip to California, taking on Long Beach State on Dec. 29. That will be New Mexico’s last non-conference game of the season.
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— The Lair New Mexico (@thelairnm) December 21, 2018