Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A game-high 25 points from senior Ian Baker wasn’t enough Friday night as the NM State men’s basketball team dropped the first installment in the Battle of I-25 against New Mexico 72-59 at WisePies Arena.
Despite shooting 3-of-8 to New Mexico’s 5-of-6 heading into the first media timeout, a 3-pointer from Braxton Huggins followed by a lay-up from Tanveer Bhullar kept the Aggies within 10-8 of the Lobos.
After a 4-0 run by UNM (3-0) to take a 16-10 lead, Jalyn Pennie’s 3-pointer followed by a fantastic give-and-go between Sidy N’Dir and Baker brought the Aggies within 16-15 of New Mexico at the 7:41 media break.
Bhullar gave NM State (2-2) its first lead of the game, 17-16, at the 6:25 mark on the entry pass from Huggins. The lead, however, was short-lived as UNM’s Tim Williams knocked down both free throws to give the Lobos their first points in 4:50 minutes. Continue Reading This Post >>