The team is in the middle of a three-game stretch on the road. Although it’s not the first time the Lobos hit the road this season, Paul Weir said this was more “business-oriented” since everyone knows what to expect. So far, they have successfully taken care of business.
Hitting the road
The Lobos won the first of the three games on Saturday as they took on the Bradley Braves. The final result was 85-75, thanks to senior Anthony Mathis scoring a total of 23 points, which included seven three-pointers. Corey Manigault also had a good night as he finished with a double-double made up of 18 points and 11 rebounds.
The team is heading to Las Cruces on Tuesday for the second round of the Rio Grande Rivalry. When the Aggies visited Albuquerque on Nov. 17, they left The Pit with a 98-94 win. UNM head coach Paul Weir apologized to fans after that loss. He wasn’t able to get a win against the Aggies last year, but he’s hoping thing are different this year.
After NMSU, New Mexico is taking on Saint Mary’s during the 2018 Basketball Hall of Fame Classic on Dec. 7. This game is set to be played at Staples Center.
After his performance during the Bradley game, it’s not surprising that the senior is ranked high on the NCAA list for three-point field goal percentage. Prior to that game, Mathis had scored four three-pointers in each of the first four games of the season.
Manigault only played four minutes during the UTEP game as he was being disciplined. Weir called it a “teachable moment.” The coach said Manigault reacted well and he was fully available for Saturday’s game against Bradley.
Yes, basketball players are just like the rest of us. During the Bradley radio broadcast, Robert Portnoy and Hunter Greene talked about a couple Lobos having a cough. Something that helps with this is drinking plenty of water, which the team is doing….
The team started a competition to see who can go the longest amount of time drinking only water. On Thanksgiving, Jordan Arroyo was the only player left. A new round was started the following day. As of last Thursday, Weir had been successful for about three weeks.
Jerome Robinson HOF
Assistant coach Jerome Robinson was inducted into the Bradley Athletics Hall of Fame during halftime on Saturday.
Here’s an article from the Journal Star on his accomplishments.
Fun halftime here in Peoria. Once again, congratulations are in order for @JRobin123 #GoLobos #HallOfFamer pic.twitter.com/eFOA7QCOuh
— Lobo Basketball (@UNMLoboMBB) December 2, 2018