Long Beach St. vs New Mexico 2nd Round NCAA Tournament Matchup


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The No. 12 - No. 5 matchup in the West region of the NCAA tournament looks to be another game between a great defensive team and a potent offensive club. Here's how the teams have performed in the history of the tournament.

New Mexico #5
Tournament Appearances: 12
Tournament Wins: 7
Final Four Appearances: 0
National Championships: 0

Long Beach St. #12
Tournament Appearances: 8
Tournament Wins: 7
Final Four Appearances: 0
National Championships: 0

Key Team Stats:

New Mexico
Points per game (54th): 73.2
Rebounds per game (29th): 38.0
Assists per game (10th): 16.4
Field Goal % (56th): 46%

Long Beach St.
Points per game (43rd): 74.0
Rebounds per game (109th): 35.6
Assists per game (72nd): 14.0
Field Goal % (40th): 47%

Player to watch: Drew Gordon - This New Mexico forward averaged a double-double throughout the regular seasons, putting up points and earning 10 rebounds/game. Not known for his defensive presence, Gordon will have to step it up, and add the pressure New Mexico likes to put on teams.

Twitter has been a buzz about the matchup, putting in their two cents...

Long Beach State guard Larry Anderson listed as "probable" and expected to play. New Mexico currently -4.5(image) 4 hours ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Can't wait for the New Mexico-Long Beach State game. #marchmadness(image) 45 seconds ago via Echofon ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

I might pee myself in excitement waiting for Long Beach St. and New Mexico #heartvswallet(image) 2 minutes ago via TweetDeck ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Long beach state against new Mexico is going to be the game to watch today. That's either gonna keep me happy or upset me just a lil bit.(image) 1 minute ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto