RENO, Nev. – It was far from UNM’s best but just good enough.
Aisia Robertson scored 21 points and hit a go-ahead layup with 1:03 left as the University of New Mexico women’s basketball team pulled out a 66-64 victory over host Nevada on Saturday. The Lobos (12-1, 2-0 Mountain West) earned their 11th consecutive victory in spite of being outplayed in the post and watching an 11-point lead evaporate in the fourth quarter.
After the Wolf Pack (4-9, 0-2) rallied to tie the score with 1:40 left and later had possession with a chance to go ahead, UNM forced a steal near midcourt. Shai McGruder then found Robertson with a lead pass for what would be the decisive basket.
Nevada had a final shot for the lead but Da’Ja Hamilton’s long, contested 3-point try before the buzzer was an airball.