The New Mexico Lobos started off extremely slow against the Stanford Cardinal and trailed 16 points within the first seven minutes, and that lead ended up being too much for New Mexico to overcome. The Lobos went on a 23-12 run to make the game interesting at the half, and cut the deficit to five points at 32-27.
In the second half New Mexico kept the game close and was able to cut it within one point in the half but they never were able to get ahead. The Lobos were just off the mark shooting the ball the whole game and the three-point shot was not falling at all from beyond the arc, and made just 4 of 21. It also did not help that Alex Kirk has possibly his worst game of the year by scoring just three points and made no field goals.
Plus, Kendall Williams had a tough go for the second straight year.
New Mexico's Kendall Williams the last two years in the NCAA Tournament: 2-15 FG, 0-9 3PT, 11 total points.— Scott Phillips (@phillipshoops) March 21, 2014
New Mexico's defense played well and held Stanford to just shooting only 38 percent from the field, but they did make 8 of 15 from beyond the arc with Chasson Randle leading the way with 23 points.
This was possibly the worst game that the Lobos played all year and it cost them a chance to move on, once again, in the NCAA tournament.