Although New Mexico is having a suprising banner year so-far and is now 2-0 in the tougher than usual MWC, this win over Fresno State is their best yet. At the beginning of the game there was already controversy as starter Chad Adam's knee was too sore to play and team leader Kendall Williams was late to the game and was benched for the entire game by Coach Alford. The last time a similar thing happened against South Dakota State I think we remembered what happened. Yeah, the Lobos lost. This time, against an underrated Fresno State team that although living in the cellar of the MWC, has played almost everygame this year close. They had held all but one opponent under 65 points. (UCLA) Now they had a New Mexico team in the Pit who had been struggling mightily shooting. So what happens? New Mexico blows them out. Cameron Bairstow dominates from the tipoff and Alex Kirk comes in in the second half and dominates. 72-45. The Lobos outrebound Fresno St 42-21, out shoot them 49% to 33%.
This Lobo team is deep and if they were to find that kind of combination more, it will be a very good year.