The New Mexico Lobos play the Nevada Wolf Pack on Wednesday in the first round of the Mountain West Conference tournament at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada New Mexico finished the regular season 13-18 overall and 5-12 in MWC play. The Lobos defeated UNLV 76-67 in the final game of the regular season on Saturday. Jaelen House was the leading scorer for New Mexico with 27 points.
Jamal Mashburn Jr is the leading scorer for New Mexico with an average of 18.3 points per game, while Jaelen House is the second leading scorer and the leader in assists with averages of 16.9 points and 4.4 assists per game. Jay Allen-Tovar is the leading rebounder with an average of 5.1 rebounds per game. Only two players for New Mexico are averaging double-figures in scoring and the Lobos as a team are scoring an average of 74.3 points per game.
Nevada completed its regular season 12-17 overall and 6-12 in MWC play. The Wolf Pack were defeated by the San Diego State Aztecs 79-78 in the final game of their regular-season last Saturday. Grant Sherfield was the leading scorer for Nevada with 30 points but the Wolfpack managed to shoot just 37.7% overall. Nevada lost each of its final four.
Grant Sherfield is leading Nevada in scoring and assists with averages of 18.5 points and 6.5 assists per game, while Desmond Cambridge Jr is the second leading scorer and the leading rebounder with averages of 16.3 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. Five players for Nevada are averaging double-figures in scoring and as a team the Wolf Pack is scoring an average of 72.4 points per game.