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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Lobos come to town

I don't know what to think about tonight's game. I know that I like the Aggies a lot more with Hamidu Rahman in the lineup, which is up in the air after not practicing all week. Rahman against UNM freshman Alex Kirk could have been a matchup the Aggies could use to put the Lobos on their heels.

The Aggies can probably guard the Lobos man to man, but I don't think the Lobos can punish them in the zone like other teams the Aggies have played. Phillip McDonald is certainly capable of knocking it down and he had a career game here last year, but Dairese Gary is 7 of 20 and backup Jamal Fenton is 10 of 26 from long range. The 3 has hurt the Aggies against UTEP, we will see if UNM can use it as well.

UNM transfer Emmanuel Negedu seems like he's starting to get more time inside, along with AJ Hardeman. Either way, the Aggies could still have an advantage in the post with Troy Gillenwater, who will see a more normal matchup tonight after playing against Julyan Stone the past two games.

The Lobos certainly have the depth advantage, playing as many as 11 at times while Steve Alford tries to figure out his roster. The Lobos biggest strength I think at this point is their balance with no Hobson or Martinez.




1 comment:

Anonymous said...

3-12??