Texas improves to 3-0 as they take down New Mexico in the Pit

Rachel Wenzlaff

In their first true non-conference road game under head coach Karen Aston, the Longhorns secured their third win of the season, 67-52, against the New Mexico Lobos. The win not only kept Texas undefeated, but also broke the tie in its all-time record with the Lobos, putting the Longhorns ahead 4-3 in the series. 

Nneka Enemkpali earned the first points of the game with a layup eight seconds in and continued to get to the basket, leading Texas on the scoreboard with 19 points. New Mexico’s Deeva Vaughn put the next points on the board about two minutes in by sinking a three, giving the Lobos a one point lead, their only lead of the game. 

Texas kept the Lobos in a steady deficit over the remaining 38 minutes. New Mexico struggled to keep up and couldn’t break Texas’ lead, ultimately losing by a 15-point margin.

Although New Mexico was more accurate shooting threes, Texas was more efficient from the field overall, shooting 43.1 percent compared to New Mexico’s 32 percent.