New Mexico MBB updates Dec. 23

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Overall record: 7-6  Mountain West Conference: 0-0

Last game: 

New Mexico took a 68-54 win over Norfolk State on Dec. 21. It was a good way for the Lobos to bounce back from losses to UTEP and SMU. This was the fifth straight home game for the Lobos.

The cherry and silver had found a 19-point lead in the first period and entered the break with a 37-21 advantage. Norfolk State climbed back in the second half. It was a two-point game at 54-52 with 4:20 remaining.

Three Lobos scored in double digits: Jaelen House (16 pts), Jamal Mashburn, Jr. (13 pts) and Emmanuel Kuac (11 pts). The 11 points and his nine rebounds were career highs for Kuac. Jay Allen-Tovar led New Mexico with 10 rebounds.

Box score.

Gethro Muscadin is gone

Muscadin, a former Kansas Jayhawk, has left the program. He appeared in 12 games with the Lobos while averaging 9.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game.

Colorado State game postponed.

The Colorado State Rams were scheduled to visit The Pit on Dec. 28 for the Mountain West Conference opener. The game has been postponed due to COVID-19 related concerns within the CSU program. Per the MW, if the game can’t be rescheduled it will be declared a no contest.