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It was a rough night for the University of New Mexico Lobo women’s basketball team on all fronts Tuesday.
Not only did the Lobos struggle from the field in the first half against the Texas Longhorns, 6-foot-2 center Ebony Walker was injured in the second half. Walker, a starter for the Lobos, was diagnosed with an Achilles tendon injury and could be sidelined for the balance of the season.
UNM fell to Texas 67-52 at The Pit.
Antiesah Brown had 14 points for the Lobos, but had to sit out a good portion of the game with foul trouble.
UNM managed to connect on just 17.9 percent of its chances from the floor in the first 20 minutes, falling behind 30-18 at the break.
“I really can’t tell you what’s going on with our slow starts,” Brown said. “We’re looking to catch the feel of the game instead of taking over the game.”
For the Longhorns (3-0), Nneka Enemkpali had 19 points in the paint to lead all scorers.
It will be another tough contest for the Lobos (1-2) Saturday when they take on No. 16 Colorado in The Pit.
Lobo men to play in Puerto Rico in 2014
The University of New Mexico men’s basketball team will head to Puerto Rico to start off next season.
The Lobos are part of the eight-team field for the 2014 Puerto Rico Tip-Off Classic, it was announced this morning. The Lobos will join the likes of UConn, Boston College, West Virginia and George Mason.
The tournament is part of a four-tournament package deal between the Lobos and ESPN network. It is scheduled for Nov. 20-23, 2014 in San Juan.
This week, the Lobos (2-0) are heading to the Charleston Classic. They will face Alabama-Birmingham in the opener of that tournament.