The University of New Mexico men’s basketball team will head to Las Cruces on Tuesday evening to face in-state rival, New Mexico State.
It’s the second meeting between the two teams this season, as the Aggies (6-1) defeated UNM (4-1) at the Pit on Nov. 17, 98-94, behind a big night from AJ Harris. He led his team with 31 points and made all six of his 3-point attempts.
Since then, however, both teams have been on an upward trajectory. The Lobos have won two straight, with their most recent coming at Bradley, 85-75.
Senior Anthony Mathis led New Mexico beyond the arc, going 7-for-14 and scoring 23 points in the process.
The Aggies, including their win in Albuquerque, are winners of four straight. Most recently, NMSU defeated Washington State, a school in a power five conference, 69-63 at the Pan American Center.
C.J. Bobbit led the Aggies in that game with 15 points. Harris, too, played a big part, scoring 12 points.
In Paul Weir’s second year leading the Lobos, he has yet to defeat his former team in the Aggies. A season ago, New Mexico lost both games to NMSU, including a 19-point trampling in Las Cruces. It was Weir’s first game coaching against the Aggies.
Tip-off for the game is at 7 p.m.
Matthew Narvaiz is a senior writer for the Daily Lobo. He helps cover men’s basketball, however, he also contributes content to other sports. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @matt_narvaiz.