Steve Alford brings his Lobos (not Rebecca... the team) to Tuscaloosa in what should be a good game. For those that don't know, Steve Alford used to be the Iowa basketball coach before this gig... was forced out 'cause he wasn't doing enough. I bet Iowa fans (those that are left) are wishing he was back.
Stats. This is the first meeting between the 2 teams (as far as I know).
New Mexico has a balanced scoring attack (4 guys averaging double figures), but are missing Dairese Gary (torn ACL vs BYU). McDonald, Gordon, and Williams picked up the slack vs UTEP and need to do the same to have a chance tomorrow night. Kendall Williams is lethal from 3 (42.5%) so we need to keep an eye on him. Inside the Lobos are small and should not give us much trouble on either end. Drew Gordon is the only real offensive option inside. Still... if they pack the paint we're going to need someone to keep them honest from outside.
Prediction: too much JaMychal, Hines, and Charvez finds his stroke from outside. Close game for 30 minutes and them we pull away. Bama by 12.
Game time is 3/21 at 9PM EST (8PM CST) on ESPN.