Dixie State Men’s Basketball Hosts New Mexico Wednesday

first_img Tags: Dixie State men’s basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Wednesday, Dixie State men’s basketball (4-2, 0-0 in WAC play) continues its non-conference season by hosting New Mexico (3-6, 0-6 in Mountain West play) of the Mountain West Conference.Dixie State head coach Jon Judkins, who has 573 career wins at Dixie State University and Snow College, is only nine wins short of surpassing former University of Utah women’s basketball coach, Elaine Elliott (582-234, .713) for the most wins in Utah college basketball history.The Trailblazers score 78 points per game, ranking them 77th in Division I in scoring offense.Defensively, Dixie State gives up 76.2 points per game, which ties the Trailblazers for 283rd in Division I in scoring defense with Central Michigan.Junior guard Cameron Gooden is Dixie State’s leading scorer (13.5 points per game). He also leads the Trailblazers in assists, with 21.Also scoring in double figures on-average for Dixie State are junior forward Jacob Nicolds (13 points per game, a team-best 6.8 rebounds per contest) sophomore guard/forward Frank Staine (12.4 points per game, a team-best 10 steals) and sophomore guard Isaiah Pope (11.5 points per game). Senior guard Dason Youngblood has a team-best 4 blocked shots for Dixie State.New Mexico scores 65.6 points per game, ranking the Lobos 290th nationally in scoring offense.The Lobos surrender 73.4 points per contest, ranking New Mexico 246th nationally in scoring defense.New Mexico’s leader in scoring (13.8 points per game) and rebounding (5.9 boards per game) is senior guard/forward Makuach Maluach, an Australian national out of Sydney. Maluach also leads New Mexico in steals, with 10.He is the only Lobo to score in double figures- on-average this season.Maluach is tied for the team lead in blocked shots (6) with Dominican national, redshirt freshman forward Bayron Matos.Sophomore guard, North Carolina transfer Jeremiah Francis III, leads the Lobos in assists, with 19.New Mexico is coached by Paul Weir who is 55-53 (.509) in his fourth season at the helm of the Lobos’ program.Weir is 83-59 (.585) as a Division I head coach, having also coached at New Mexico State (2016-17).This game commemorates the first time the Trailblazers and Lobos have met on the hardwood. Written by Brad James January 12, 2021 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Men’s Basketball Hosts New Mexico Wednesdaylast_img

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