Posted February 01, 2013 on
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New Mexico was humbled for one game, with an atrocious offensive performance leading to its first conference loss. But the Lobos bounced back with a gritty road win to maintain control atop the Mountain West Conference standings and now have a chance to keep rolling.
They appear to be on the right side of a mismatch on Saturday when they host Nevada, the conference's worst road squad with a 2-6 record away from home. Conversely, New Mexico is 10-1 at home this season and 35-7 at The Pit in conference play in six years under coach Steve Alford.
The 20th-ranked Lobos (18-3, 5-1) shot just 25.0 percent in a 55-34 loss at San Diego State on Jan. 26 - their fewest points scored since 1976. They rebounded to shoot 48.1 percent in a 63-59 win at Wyoming on Wednesday, when Cameron Bairstow scored a season-high 17 points.
Hugh Greenwood proved to be New Mexico's closer, hitting a jumper with 8 seconds left and draining two free throws moments later after a Wyoming turnover.
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Hugh Greenwood does it all for New Mexico.
Just as he showed - again - on Saturday night, helping the No. 20 Lobos pull away late against Nevada in a 75-62 victory.
''He's special player,'' New Mexico coach Steve Alford said. ''He can beat you a lot of different ways. He can beat you on the backboard. He can beat you defending. He can beat you in handling...
Australia Day came last Saturday in the Land Down Under. But Wednesday was Australia Night in Laramie, Wyoming Wednesday night as New Mexico’s pair of Aussie ballers - Cameron Bairstow and Hugh Greenwood - both delivered career highs to lead the nationally-ranked Lobos over the Wyoming Cowboys 63-59 at the Arena-Auditorium before 5,376.
New Mexico dropped in the polls earlier this week, but the No. 20 Lobos' confidence never wavered.
Cameron Bairstow scored 17 points as New Mexico rebounded from a loss to San Diego State last Saturday to beat Wyoming 63-59 on Wednesday night.
Hugh Greenwood added 13, including four in the last eight seconds, Kendall Williams 12 and Alex Kirk 10 for the Lobos (18-3, 5-1 Mountain...
Wyoming saw its chance to beat another top-25 team sail away on an errant full-court inbounds pass with 8 seconds left.
Trailing 61-59, Wyoming forward Leonard Washington launched the pass over everyone and out of bounds on the other side of the court. Hugh Greenwood, who had just put the Lobos ahead with a jumper, was fouled on their ensuing possession and sank two free throws...