CANCUN, Mexico — The script went out the window early, but the University of New Mexico women’s basketball team found a winning formula late.
Jayla Everette and Aisia Robertson sparked a game-finishing 13-3 run and the Lobos came from behind to steal a 71-68 victory over Missouri on Thursday afternoon in the Cancun Challenge at the Hard Rock Hotel Maya Riviera. It was an unlikely rally to say the least.
UNM (6-0) trailed 65-58 with 7:32 left and two of its three available posts fouled out in the second half. That meant crucial minutes for Robertson, who was playing in her first game since suffering a torn ACL last March.
Robertson hit a key 3-pointer to give the Lobos a 69-65 lead in the closing minutes, Everett scored 14 of her team-high 17 points in the second half, and New Mexico earned just its fourth win all-time over an SEC opponent.