No style points will be awarded, but playing style may well determine the outcome of Wednesday night’s Colorado State-New Mexico women’s basketball game.
The up-tempo Lobos (10-8, 1-4 Mountain West) and slow-it-down Rams (8-8, 2-3) will clash at Dreamstyle Arena, and both teams will do their best to dictate the pace. UNM ranks second in the league in scoring (76.8 points per game), while CSU is second in fewest points allowed (61.6 per game).
But as much as UNM coach Mike Bradbury would love to engage CSU in a shootout, he’s not expecting a high-scoring affair.
“You can’t really force them to shoot early in the shot clock,” Bradbury said of the Rams, “and they hardly ever do. CSU is going to run its offense, take care of the ball and play great defense. It’s really hard to score 80 (points) against a team like that.”