New Mexico Lobos

#266 Overall 9th in MWEST Tournament Odds: 0.2%
2020-21 Season
#309 ‐ #235 Off-Def
#309 Offense
#235 Defense
#266 Overall

New Mexico's Tim Williams will not play on Wednesday

Forward Tim Williams of the New Mexico Lobos will not play on Wednesday as the team faces the UTEP Miners due to a concussion, according to Geoff Grammer of the Albuquerque Journal.

What It Means:

The Lobos leading scorer already missed one game -- a 79-74 loss to the Illinois State Redbirds -- due to the head injury. Joe Furister started in Williams' place, but Elijah Brown took on a larger role attempting 17 shots. The team hopes to have Williams back on Saturday for their showdown with in-state rivals the New Mexico State Aggies. Williams is averaging 19.0 points and 6.9 rebounds this season for the Lobos.

Our models give New Mexico only an 8.6 percent chance of making the NCAA tournament, so they can't afford an extended absence from Williams.