Lobos outlast Badgers, 59-50

AP Photo New Mexico guard JaQuan Lyle, left, watches as New Mexico guard Zane Martin (0) tries to prevent a pass by Wisconsin’s Trevor Anderson (12) in the second half Tuesday. New Mexico defeated Wisconsin 59-50.

NEW YORK (AP) — Coach Paul Weir is cognizant of the differences between Power 5 programs and the resources he has available at New Mexico.

That does not mean he believes his team cannot compete with those monoliths. Quite the contrary.

“Us non-Power 5s kind of take on a David vs. Goliath,”î Weir said after his New Mexico Lobos topped Wisconsin 59-50 in the consolation game of the Legends Classic Tuesday night.

“We’re blessed,”î Weir said. “We’re very thankful for the things that we do have.”

Against Wisconsin, what New Mexico (6-2) had was balanced scoring as Jaquan Lyle was one of four Lobos to score in double figures. Lyle led New Mexico with 14 points. Carlton Bragg, JJ Caldwell and Zane Martin scored 12 points each.

“The guys battled,” Weir said. “And were terrific.”

On the other side of the coin was Wisconsin (4-3) which leaves Brooklyn having lost two straight. Nate Reuvers led all scorers with 16 points. D’Mitrik Trice finished with 11.

“You’ve got to be able to score,” Wisconsin coach Greg Gard said.

Wisconsin travels to North Carolina State on Dec. 4.


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