ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Lobo men’s basketball did get their first win in exhibition play to Western New Mexico 89 to 45, but that was expected. The Lobos still have work to do in some areas.
Coach Craig Neal was not happy in his team’s overall shooting percentage which was 49 percent, or their free throw percentage which was 63 percent. Free throw percentage is where the Lobos have stood out with the best percentage among all teams last year.
The Lobos are doing some things right, obviously. The dynamic duo of Cullen Neal and Hugh Greenwood played well together. They scored the first 22 points in the game between them, and Hugh had this to say on Cullen, “His biggest strength is scoring, and that’s what he was able to do tonight. He was able to score and distribute the ball, and we are going to need that from him all season long. But moving forward, he will hopefully continue to play at a high level and we will be able to feed off one another.”
The Lobos know they still need work and do not look past these exhibition games. They play Adams State on Saturday at the Pit. That game will tip off at 7 p.m.