Posted November 27, 2012 on AP on Fox
New Mexico is back in the national rankings thanks to its best start in three seasons and a high-profile victory last week. The No. 25 Lobos, though, are not content with their recent performances and will try for a better one when they host Mercer on Wednesday night. New Mexico (6-0) garnered attention for its 66-60 win in the Paradise Jam championship over then-No. 21 Connecticut on Nov. 19. The Lobos defeated Idaho and Portland following their return to the states but their continued shooting struggles dulled the shine off one of those victories. New Mexico has connected on less than 41.0 percent of its attempts in four of its six games but has stayed unbeaten by allowing an average of 63.5 points and 39.3 percent shooting. In Sunday's 69-54 win over Portland, the Lobos limited the Pilots to 32.1 percent shooting and 1 of 10 from beyond the arc, but they weren't much better, shooting 33.3 percent and going 2 of 19 from 3-point range. Coach Steve Alford said lingering...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
College Basketball News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.