In the Pit on Sunday evening, there was no requirement to defend for a period of 31 minutes.
The Lobos went on a run of 23-6 points in the last minutes of the Lobo Classic championship game, which led to their victory over Northern Colorado. The final score was 98-74.
Udeze Leads Wichita State to Victory in Lobo Classic
The fact that Morris Udeze had one of the best individual performances in the history of the Pit had no impact whatsoever on the home team’s prospects of winning the match.
Wichita State’s 6-foot-8 graduate transfer forward took first place in the Lobo Classic by scoring 33 points, grabbing 14 rebounds, drawing 10 fouls, and making 13 of 13 free throws. The tournament lasted for three days.
After the game, Udeze was very pleased with himself and exclaimed, “Man, it felt so good!” In point of fact, I was able to get a sufficient amount of rest the night before. This morning, God has certainly showered his blessings onto me. The only people I have anything to be thankful for are God, my coaches, and my teammates.
No Lobo player had ever accomplished such an accomplishment before Ruben Douglas did it against Utah on March 1, 2003 in the Pit. Douglas scored 33 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in the game.
What is the team record of New Mexico Lobos to this point in the season?
The Lobos have started the season unbeaten with a perfect 6-0 record, and on Wednesday they will play Saint Mary’s in California, which will be the most difficult opponent they have faced to this point in the season.
However, the first three quarters of Sunday’s game were not as straightforward as the final result might lead you to believe they were.
Riley Abercrombie’s 3-pointer with 8 minutes and 50 seconds remaining brought Northern Colorado (3-5) to within seven points of the lead, 75-68. (the Bears had a decent shooting percentage of.400 after making 12 of their previous 15 shots at the 3-point line).
Another wonderful person was a security guard by the name of Dalton Knecht. The senior player, who has a height of 6 feet 6 inches and 11 rebounds, scored 29 points, made four of his team’s dozen three-point attempts, and grabbed 11 rebounds.
Three-point shooting helps UNC defeat Baylor
It was not a simple task. According to what Udeze reported, the assailants were “coming down and shooting rounds.” It is difficult to defeat a team that can consistently make three-point shots. We made an effort to hold everything together.
If we carried on playing in the same manner as before, the opposing team might become fatigued in the second half.
Udeze claimed that the UNC team was exhausted, but it’s possible that it was just the law of averages doing its thing (the Bears couldn’t keep shooting so well throughout the entire game, could they?).
or any combination of the two, UNC came out on top in the game it was playing. The Lobos have, at long last, returned to the strong defensive performance they’ve displayed over the course of the previous three contests. The final eight minutes and fifty seconds of Sunday’s game were nothing short of a rout for either team.
Jaelen House Leads Lobos to Victory with 22 Points
After that, the Lobos went on a 16-0 run, with senior point guard Jaelen House scoring 9 of those points en route to a game-high 22 points for the Lobos, while the Tar Heels only scored twice in their last 16 possessions. Jaelen House led the Lobos in scoring with 22 points.
They have a fantastic offensive unit as a whole. The head coach of the Lobo, Richard Pitino, stated that in the end, “we just had to swap all ball screens and attempt to play one on one,” and that this strategy, in his opinion, helped his side break away from the competition.
Morris Udeze did a wonderful job on stage. Our guys did a fantastic job of tracking him down. Despite the fact that he hasn’t been very good from the free throw line, he has made an extremely high percentage of his attempts.
The Jaelen House, which is making a comeback, put up a fantastic performance. Junior guard Jamal Mashburn Jr. racked up 15 points and played as steadily as a boulder throughout the game. It was a satisfying experience to come out on top. Indeed, it turned out to be the case.
Udeze Leads Lobos to Championship Victory
NM had 41 rebounds, while UNC only had 22, and they had a 17-7 advantage on the offensive glass. This put UNM in the lead in points gained from turnovers, 15-3. The Bears committed 22 fouls, which the Lobos capitalised on by making 19 of 20 (95%) free throw attempts and punishing the Bears for their mistakes.
Udeze finished the competition with an average of 22.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, a field goal shooting percentage of 66.7%, and a free throw shooting percentage of 90.5%. This resulted in him receiving the Most Valuable Player award as well as a berth on the All-Tournament Team.
The remaining members of the All-Tournament team were North Carolina’s Mashburn, Knecht, Daylen Kountz, Demaree King, and King. All of these players come from the Tar Heel State. The last player on the team was a Jacksonville State University student named King.