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New Mexico vs. Colorado State – Game Preview – January 15, 2022


The New Mexico Lobos (14-4, 5-0 MWC) will look to extend a six-game winning streak when they visit the Colorado State Rams (11-3, 2-2 MWC) on Saturday, January 15, 2022. The game is at 3:00 p.m. ET.

Karly Murphy notched a team-high 13 points in Colorado State’s final game against the Air Force on Thursday, but that wasn’t enough in a 77-52 loss.

New Mexico cruised to an 85-76 win over Wyoming in the team’s last outing on Thursday, led by Shaiquel McGruder’s team-high 26 points.

Colorado State Team Stats

Colorado State is averaging 67.2 points per game, 1.1 shy of the 68.3 New Mexico allows per game. The Rams are 5-0 this season with over 68 points.

This season, the Rams have hit a higher shooting percentage than their opponents, shooting 41% from the field while limiting the competition to 36.8%. When Colorado State is shooting better than its season average, the Rams are 6-0 this year.

New Mexico team stats

The Lobos are scoring 78 points per game, 17.5 more than Colorado State’s 60.5. When New Mexico hits the 60-point mark, it’s 12-1 on the year.

In the 2021-22 campaign, the Lobos are averaging 17 assists and 15.3 turnovers per game. When New Mexico has a better assist-to-rotation ratio than its season mark of 1.11, the Lobos are 7-1.

Colorado State players to watch

McKenna Hofschild’s 15.3 points and 5.1 assists per game are Colorado State’s two highest stats. Upe Atosu is also contributing 13.4 points for the Rams, and Murphy is averaging 12.4 points and nine rebounds per game.

Averaging 1.8 three-pointers, Kendyll Kinzer is Colorado State’s most prolific three-point shooter while knocking down 32 percent of her shots from downtown.

Player stats reflect 12 of 12 games this season.

New Mexico players to watch

McGruder is New Mexico’s leading scorer with 16.0 points per game and leading rebounder with 7.3 rebounds per game. Jaedyn De La Cerda is averaging 13.2 points for the Lobos, while Duff is averaging 13.1 points, 6.1 assists and 1.5 steals per game.

LaTascya Duff has proven to be New Mexico’s best shooter from beyond the arc. She leads the team by three per game, knocking down 2.9 treys per contest (making 51% of her attempts).

Player stats reflect 15 out of 15 games this season.

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