New Mexico's Hugh Greenwood says man on Twitter motivated him
New Mexico guard Hugh Greenwood scored 22 points and grabbed eight rebounds in a two-point win at UNLV on Wednesday.
After the game, Greenwood said he was motivated by a man who was making jokes on Twitter about his mother, who is battling cancer.
"Actually, it was a man on Twitter," Greenwood said. "I'm not gonna shout him out; he doesn't deserve to. Talking about my mom [who is] battling second-degree breast cancer. He's making cancer jokes all afternoon, talking about bringing my mom to the game in a hearse. There's a line, and it gets crossed. And I was motivated tonight, got my first dunk since my freshman year, and I credit to him for getting us a win tonight, cause that's what motivated me."
Greenwood has started a fundraiser called "Pink Pack" to honor his mother, with all donations going to the University of New Mexico Cancer Center.
In addition, Lobos coach Craig Neal had his hair cut at the team's Lobo Howl event and donated to the non-profit organization "Locks of Love."
Neal and his son, New Mexico guard Cullen Neal, had been growing out their hair to support Greenwood's family.
Over 19 games this season, Greenwood has averaged 11.3 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.6 assists while helping the Lobos post a 13-6 record. New Mexico plays at Wyoming on Saturday.