New Mexico vs. New Mexico State: Preview, Score Prediction

New Mexico vs. New Mexico State: Preview, Score Prediction

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New Mexico vs. New Mexico State: Preview, Score Prediction

New Mexico vs. New Mexico State Preview & Score Prediction


Check out the New Mexico vs. New Mexico State game preview and score prediction


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New Mexico (2-0) vs. New Mexico State (1-1) Game Preview

Game Info

Date: Friday, November 17th
Tip-off: 6:00pm PT
Venue: Pan American Center, Las Cruces, New Mexico
Radio: 610 KNML
TV/stream: ESPN3

Projected New Mexico Lineup

G Chris McNeal
G Antino Jackson – 1.42 points per possession vs. Omaha
G Dane Kuiper
F Sam Logwood
F Joe Furstinger

Projected New Mexico State Lineup

G A.J. Harris
G Sidy N’Dir
G Jemerrio Jones
F Zach Lofton – 18 points in loss at Saint Mary’s on Monday
F Johnathon Wilkins

Why New Mexico Will Win

This one should be fun. First-year New Mexico head coach Paul Weir returns back to where it all started in Las Cruces. After a decade with the NMSU program, Weir left the Aggies for in-state rival New Mexico to become Craig Neal’s successor. As for Friday’s matchup, New Mexico State is a fairly comfortable favorite having been to the NCAA Tournament last year, as well as staying competitive at Saint Mary’s on Monday for about 30 of 40 minutes. New Mexico will ramp up the pace and try to frustrate NMSU as the Lobos did in its first two games. The best shot for Weir’s squad is to get off to a quick start and then press the Aggies offense the rest of the night in hopes of bad shot selection or turnovers. Weir’s return to Las Cruces, his team’s style of play, and the history between these two teams should make for a highly competitive and entertaining matchup.

KenPom Line

New Mexico +7, o/u: 147

Score Prediction

New Mexico State 88, New Mexico 77

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