New Mexico State vs. New Mexico – Game Preview – December 3, 2021


The New Mexico Lobos (6-3) will look to add another win to a four-game winning streak at home when they host the New Mexico State Aggies (3-2) on Friday, December 3. 2021. The game is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. ET.

New Mexico defeated Grambling 86-50 in the team’s last outing on Tuesday. Shaiquel McGruder scored 22 points, a team high, in the win.

New Mexico State claimed a victory over Tennessee Tech 66-54 in the team’s last outing on Saturday, led by Deja Terrell’s record 11 points.

New Mexico squad stats

New Mexico enter the game averaging 80.2 points per game, 17.7 more than the 62.5 points allowed by the State of New Mexico per game. The Lobos are 4-1 in games where they score over 62 points.

This season, the Lobos have had a higher shooting percentage than their opponents, shooting 47.9% from the field while limiting the competition to a 38.6% clip. When New Mexico is shooting better than its season average, the Lobos are 2-0 this year.

New Mexico State Team Stats

New Mexico State enters Friday’s game averaging 59 points per game, six less than New Mexico’s 65 points per game. By scoring over 65, the Aggies are 1-0 this season.

The Aggies managed 57.1% of their free throws as a team, the 12th highest score in the WAC. Molly Kaiser takes two free throws per game to lead New Mexico State while hitting 73 percent of her attempts on the line.

New Mexico players to watch

McGruder leads New Mexico in goals and rebounds with 17.3 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. Jaedyn De La Cerda also contributes with 12.2 points and 3.5 assists for the Lobos, and Antonia Anderson averaging 11.5 points, 1.7 steals and two blocks per game.

New Mexico’s three-point shooting attack is led by LaTascya Duff, who averages two three-pointers per game while shooting 44% beyond the arc.

Player stats reflect six of six games this season.

New Mexico State Players to Watch

Bigue Sarr is the state leader of New Mexico in goals and rebounds with 10.8 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. Taylor Donaldson adds 9.8 points for the Aggies, and Kaiser is averaging 8.3 points per game.

The New Mexico state’s three-point shooting efforts are led by Melanie Isbell, who averages a three-point shot per game while hitting 44 percent of her shots from downtown.

Player stats reflect four of the four games this season.

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