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

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

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

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

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New Mexico (9-11) vs. San Diego State (11-6) Game Preview

Game Info

Date: Saturday, January 20th
Tip-off: 4:00pm PT
Venue: The Event Center, San Jose, California
Radio: 101.5 KGB, XTRA 1360, Sports IE 1350
TV/stream: CBS Sports Network

Projected New Mexico Lineup

G Antino Jackson
G Makuach Maluach
G Anthony Mathis
F Dane Kuiper
C Vladimir Pinchuk

Projected San Diego State Lineup

G Devin Watson
G Trey Kell
F Matt Mitchell
F Jalen McDaniels
F Malik Pope

Why New Mexico Will Win

New Mexico is coming of a big win over UNLV. In their win the Lobos had six players scoring in double figures. Now the Lobos face rival San Diego State in a home game. The Lobos have been turning the ball over at a high rate, averaging more than 17 turnovers a game. What they have lacked is consistent scoring, however when they do score they can be dangerous. Should New Mexico turn the Aztecs over and convert the turnovers into points then they will likely ride the home crowd to a victory.

Why San Diego State Will Win

San Diego State will look to bounce back from two tough losses against Boise State and Fresno State. The Aztecs are looking for a way to close out close games and unfortunately their upper classmen have not come through. Senior Trey Kell has not been playing his best basketball and Malik Pope was unable to finish the game against the Bulldogs. Devin Watson leads the Aztecs in scoring and assists; essentially being the one who makes them go. Should San Diego State play hard nose defense and find some balanced scoring then an important road win is conceivable.

KenPom Line

San Diego State -3, o/u: 151

Score Prediction

San Diego State 78, New Mexico 68



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