Post Game Notes: New Mexico 65, New Mexico State 55
*UNM defeated New Mexico State 65-55, improving the Lobos to 4-4 on the season. UNM never trailed or was tied in the game, other than 0-0
*New Mexico has won 34 of the last 35 meetings in the Rio Grande Rivalry, including 12 in a row.
*Yvonne Sanchez is now 26-1 combined as a Lobo assistant coach and head coach against the Aggies of New Mexico State.
*With the win, the Lobos have clinched the Rio Grande Rivalry for the seventh year (it was started in 2007-08, giving UNM the win in all seven years of the official rivalry). UNM now leads this year 16.5-0, having won in women’s basketball, men’s basketball, men’s cross country, women’s cross country, men’s golf, women’s soccer, volleyball and football.
*UNM entered the game shooting just .261 from the three-point line for the season, but they went 3-for-6 on the night, attempting just one in the second half.
*UNM, after not leading at the half in any of their first six games, now have led at the half in back-to-back games as UNM led 34-27 at the break.
*Josie Greenwood, who had taken just one shot and scored just two points in her first five games, went 2-for-3 and scored 4 points.
*Antiesha Brown scored in double-figures for the seventh time in eight games, scoring 21 points.
*Bryce Owens nearly tied her career-high in rebounds as she had nine in the contest (her career-high is 10 against Colorado State last year).
*UNM held New Mexico State to just 24.2% shooting in the second half, going 8-for-33.
*New Mexico State got its first player in double-figures with 1:01 to go when September Ouffutt hit a free throw to get to 10 points.
*Kianna Keller flirted with a double-double with seven points and nine rebounds, adding three blocks.