NEW MEXICO 82, TEXAS STATE 51
Albuquerque, NM – New Mexico broke open a tight game at halftime by outscoring Texas State 33-12 in the third quarter, then handled the contest the rest of the way to advance out of Round 1 of the 2018 Preseason WNIT.
The Lobos (1-0) will host Auburn in Round 2, with tipoff set for 4 p.m. ET. The Bobcats (0-1) will play in the consolation round.
Also helping matters for New Mexico was a defense that forced 24 turnovers. Offensively, the tone was set by Aisia Robertson’s 17 points (along with eight rebounds), while Jaisa Nunn added 14 points and Jayla Everett had 11 points. Shaiquel McGruder reeled in 13 rebounds.
Texas State got 18 points from Toshua Leavitt, but she was the only player to have more than six points.