At the University Credit Union Pavilion in Moraga, California, on Thursday evening, the New Mexico Lobos and Saint Mary’s Gaels will engage in a non-conference matchup.
In the first game of the season, St. Mary’s defeated Division II Stanislaus State 107-28 at home. The Gaels controlled from the start and led 50–11 at halftime. They also recovered 20 offensive rebounds as well as shooting 56.5% whereas the Warriors only managed 15.5%. Aidan Mahaney scored 15 points, Mitchell Saxen added 12 points along with 8 rebounds, and Mason Forbes paced the squad with 19 points from the bench. The return of Alex Ducas, Mitchell Saxen, and Aidan Mahaney gives the Gaels a strong core. The best recruits from the squad are two Australians. Jensen Bradtke is 6 ’10 ” and a 6′ 5″ Rory Hawke. St. Mary’s emerged as one of the top defensive sides in the country the previous season, finishing 4th with an average of only 60 points allowed, and they could be competitive once more this year.
This campaign, the New Mexico squad, which has senior guards Jamal Mashburn Jr. and Jaelen House back, wants to go beyond just making the NIT. They had a fantastic start to the season, crushing Texas Southern 92–55. In the victory, just one Lobos player failed to score. New Mexico’s offensive prowess was demonstrated by their 43.5% three-point shooting, 81.5% success rate on the line for free throws, 13 offensive rebounds, 20 assists, as well as only 9 turnovers. After blowing over the Tigers, the defense will be put to the test. The Lobos need to put up more effort at this end of the court because last year’s squad allowed 74.3 points per match, which was aided by a quick tempo. Additionally, the squad finished Monday’s game with a total of 5 blocks and 9 steals.
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New Mexico vs St. Mary’s Game Information
- Date: 11/09/2023
- Time: 10:00 PM ET
- Location: McKeon Pavilion.
- How to Watch New Mexico vs St. Mary’s: ESPN2
- Live Stream: CBS.com