New Mexico vs. Wyoming: Full Game Preview

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New Mexico vs. Wyoming: Full Game Preview
(20) New Mexico
(17-3, 5-2 away)
Wyoming
(15-4, 10-2 home)
Venue: Arena-Auditorium
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, January 30, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
New Mexico K Williams 14.1 A Kirk 7.6 K Williams 4.5
Wyoming L Washington 14.5 L Washington 9.1 D Gilmore 2.6

Wyoming plays host to No. 20 New Mexico at Arena-Auditorium on Wednesday. Tip-off is at 9:00 EST and you can see it on ROOT. The Cowboys are 2-7 against the Lobos over the last four years. They lost 48-38 the last time they played (2/11/2012).

New Mexico maintains 1st place in the Mountain West while Wyoming sits at 8th place.

The Cowboys fell 57-48 to Air Force on January 26th. Leonard Washington finished with 19 points and 9 rebounds in the loss. A stat-sheet stuffer, he leads the team with 14.5 points per game, 9.1 rebounds per game, and 2.2 blocks per game. For the Lobos, Kendall Williams put up 14 points in the 55-34 loss to San Diego State on January 26th. With 14.1 points per game and 4.5 assists per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

New Mexico has an edge in a single key statistical category, rebounding, where the Lobos have the upper hand over the Cowboys, 35 per game to 29 per game. New Mexico will hope to exploit their strength in free throw rate in this matchup. Their mark of 48.9 in this area ranks 1st in the conference and 3rd in the country.

New Mexico StatSmack

  • The Wyoming rebounding leader (Leonard Washington) has more rebounds than the New Mexico rebounding leader (Alex Kirk).
  • At least you keep showing up. Wyoming has an average margin of victory of 8 over New Mexico in 29 wins since 1980.
  • The Wyoming three-point leader (Luke Martinez) has more three-pointers than the New Mexico three-point leader (Kendall Williams).
  • Derrious Gilmore is ranked 6th in the Mountain West in three-pointers and 9th in the Mountain West in assists.
  • Wyoming has a better scoring defense (54.6 allowed per game vs 62.1 allowed per game) than New Mexico this season.
  • Wyoming is a better shooting team (46.2% vs 41.3%) than New Mexico this season.
  • Leonard Washington is ranked 10th in the Mountain West in points, 48th nationally in rebounds, and 1st in the Mountain West in blocks.
  • It's only wins and losses, but Wyoming has a better overall record than New Mexico this season (13-0 vs 13-2).
  • Luke Martinez is ranked 50th nationally in three-pointers and 3rd in the Mountain West in steals.
Lobos Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ K. Williams 35 14 4 5 1 0 2
B Alex Kirk 27 11 8 0 1 1 2
B Tony Snell 30 12 2 3 1 1 3
B- Hugh Greenwood 27 7 5 2 1 1 1
C+ C. Bairstow 20 8 5 1 1 1 1
C Chad Adams 23 6 4 1 1 0 1
C Jamal Fenton 14 4 1 1 1 0 1
C- D. Walker 16 5 1 1 1 0 2
D+ C. Thomas 7 1 1 1 0 0 0
D+ Nick Banyard 7 1 2 0 0 0 1
D Kory Alford 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Chris Perez 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
WYO Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A L. Washington 33 15 9 2 1 2 2
B Luke Martinez 31 15 3 2 2 0 2
B Larry Nance Jr 32 11 7 1 1 1 2
C+ D. Gilmore 33 11 2 3 1 0 3
C+ Josh Adams 28 6 1 2 1 0 1
C Riley Grabau 29 6 1 3 0 0 1
D+ Nathan Sobey 10 3 1 1 0 0 1
D+ Derek Cooke Jr 10 2 3 0 0 0 1
D Aaron Tyser 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
D A. Haldorson 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Jason McManamen 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Matt Sellers 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Jack Bentz 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
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