LAS VEGAS (AP) — Troy Simons scored 17 points, Joe Furstinger and Sam Logwood added 16 apiece and New Mexico beat Utah State 83-68 on Friday night in the Mountain West Conference Tournament.
The third-seeded Lobos will play No. 5 seed San Diego State in the championship game on Sunday. New Mexico (19-14), which has won seven in a row, beat the Aztecs 79-75 in the only regular-season matchup between the teams this season.
Much at stake as Logwood, Lobos host Fresno State
There were times he wanted to quit.
In fact, there were times where he actually did quit.
On Saturday night in The Pit, he’ll finally get a chance to go out in style instead of letting the door hit him in the rear end on the way out.
Lobos in uncommon position of still having something to fight for
Meaningful games in February?
It’s sort of a new thing around The University of New Mexico’s south campus.
The men’s basketball team was just 6-17 in the calendar’s second month the three previous seasons. That includes a 2-11 mark in road games.
Amongst others, that was one of the many things head coach Paul Weir wanted to change in this, his first season with the Lobos. So far, so good.
The high plains of Wyoming have not been a friendly place for The University of New Mexico over the years.
On Tuesday night, it was home away from home in a record-setting fashion thanks to two players who were nowhere to be found for about a month early in the conference season.
Logwood, Simons lead New Mexico to 119-114 win over Wyoming
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Sam Logwood and Troy Simons scored 24 points apiece as New Mexico held off a late Wyoming surge for a 119-114 victory on Tuesday night to take sole possession of fourth place in the Mountain West Conference standings.
The Lobos (14-14, 9-6) leaped ahead of Wyoming and UNLV to trail league-leading Nevada by 3 ½ games.
New Mexico beats Utah State 78-63
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Anthony Mathis tied his career-high 25 points, including a career-best seven 3-pointers, helping New Mexico to a 78-63 win Wednesday over Utah State.
The Aggies (14-13, 7-7 Mountain West) got a career game out of Sam Merrill, who finished with 33 points and seven 3-pointers.
But the Lobos (13-14, 8-6) had a lot more help as Makuach Maluach had 16 points and Chris McNeal and Sam Logwood added 10 apiece.
Logwood’s return gives Lobos much needed boost
ALBUQUERQUE — A disappointing road trip to Logan, Utah, had a surprise ending when The University of New Mexico men’s basketball team returned home the following day.
That afternoon, the team gathered for practice in The Pit and, as always, there was senior Sam Logwood down on the floor with his teammates. For most of the last month or two, however, his participation had varied between mildly engaged to sitting off to the side nursing a sore shoulder.
Logwood gets Lobos rolling in 71-68 win over San Jose State
SAN JOSE, Calif. — There was a time when it seemed Sam Logwood might never see the light of day in a Lobo uniform ever again.
Banished to the bench and the trainer’s room after off-court issues and a mild shoulder injury put him on the shelf just as Mountain West play was starting to heat up, The University of New Mexico senior was a lost and forgotten man as the Lobos got hot without him.
Logwood sparks New Mexico late in 71-68 victory
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Sam Logwood scored the Lobos' final six points and New Mexico denied San Jose State its first Mountain West Conference win this season, beating the Spartans 71-68 on Saturday.
Logwood's basket with 3:50 to go gave the Lobos the lead for good at 64-62. He added another basket and four more free throws in the final 1:49.
Shallow bench no obstacle in Lobos’ domination of San Jose State
ALBUQUERQUE — The closer Mike Mondragon sits to the scoring table’s side of the bench, the worse things are for The University of New Mexico men’s basketball team.
Mondragon is a walk-on and, as a matter of principle, walk-ons sit closer to the locker room than the part where the coach turns to when looking for subs.
Furstinger double-double lifts New Mexico over Rice 79-69
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — After four years, Joe Furstinger nabbed his first double-double, leading New Mexico to a 78-69 victory Saturday over Rice.
Coming off the bench for the first time this season, his 17 points and 12 rebounds were both career highs, while Troy Simons and Sam Logwood each added 15 as the Lobos (4-8) ended a four-game skid.
Lobos’ leading scorer, rebounder Logwood takes leave of team
Just when it seemed things couldn’t get any worse for The University of New Mexico men’s basketball team, senior Sam Logwood strolled into a team meeting before Friday’s practice in The Pit and told the Lobos he was taking time away from the team to contemplate his future.
Head coach Paul Weir confirmed the news at a press conference Friday afternoon, just a day before the Lobos are to host New Mexico State in the second round of the annual Rio Grande Rivalry.
New Mexico has 5 score in double figures, beats Evansville
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Sam Logwood and Troy Simons scored 14 points apiece, leading five New Mexico players in double figures Wednesday night as the Lobos beat Evansville 78-59.
K.J. Riley led the Purples Aces (5-2) with 13.
New Mexico (3-4) gained control early in the game, reeling off an 11-0 run over an eight-minute span, during which the Aces went 0-for-9 from the field.
TCU edges New Mexico, will play for Emerald Coast title
NICEVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Kenrich Williams led Texas Christian with 23 points Friday as the Horned Frogs advanced to the Emerald Coast Classic title game with a narrow 69-67 victory over New Mexico.
TCU (5-0) will face Maryland or St. Bonaventure for the championship Saturday at Northwest Florida State College.
Williams also led TCU with 17 rebounds. Desmond Bane added 11 points and Jaylen Fisher scored 10 for the Horned Frogs.
Jugovic leads Tennessee Tech over New Mexico 104-96
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Aleksa Jugovic hit his first nine shots and finished with a career-high 31 points to help Tennessee Tech knock off New Mexico 104-96 on Tuesday night.
Jugovic hit all seven of his 3-pointers, including a dagger in the final minute that put the Golden Eagles (4-1) up 97-93, and also added six assists.
Chris McNeal scored 29 points on 7-of-11 shooting on 3-pointers, and Sam Logwood added 21 for the Lobos (2-2).
Simons heats up from 3, New Mexico romps past Omaha, 103-71
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Troy Simons came off the bench to score 24 points, including 10 during a decisive second-half run Tuesday to help New Mexico beat a pesky Omaha squad 103-71.
Antino Jackson added 19 points, including five 3-pointers, for the Lobos (2-0) and Sam Logwood chipped in 18 points.
Simons hit five of those, including two in the midst of a 29-4 surge that sent New Mexico to a 92-61 lead.