NEW MEXICO LOBOS NEWS

Merv Lindsay is transferring from New Mexico

University of New Mexico junior Merv Lindsay has requested, and received, a release from his scholarship from the Lobos men’s basketball team and will seek a transfer for the upcoming season. Lindsay, a 6-foot-7 wing player who transferred two years ago to UNM from Kansas, played in 20 games this past season, averaging 6.5 minutes per game with a season high three points at UNLV...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

New Mexico center Alex Kirk to play on Cavs’ Summer League team

Alex Kirk, a 7-foot center out of New Mexico, will play for the Cavs team in the Las Vegas Summer League next month. Basketball Insider’s Alex Kennedy reported the news earlier on Friday. The junior center averaged 13.3 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.7 blocks for the Lobos this past season. Kirk was ranked No. 87 in the draft class by ESPN Insider’s Chad Ford. In his scouting report...
Via Waiting For Next Year
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Rape charges against Lobo football player, CNM student are dropped

Rape and kidnapping charges filed against a UNM football player and another college student were dropped Monday. Charges against Crusoe Gongbay, a Lobo running back, and Ryan Ruff, a Central New Mexico Community College student are no longer being pursued, said George Anthony Bleus, Ruff’s attorney. Charges against SaQwan Edwards, a UNM cornerback also charged in the case, are...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Elijah Brown Transfers From Butler To New Mexico

Elijah Brown has transferred from Butler to New Mexico. Brown will have three years of eligibility remaining after sitting out in 14-15. Brown is the son of Mike Brown. With Kendall Williams out of eligibility and Hugh Greenwood being a senior next season, the addition of Brown is an important one for New Mexico head coach Craig Neal.
Via RealGM
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

College football team suspends accused rapist!

In a move that is sure to send seismic waves across the college football landscape, the University of New Mexico suspended a player accused of rape on Tuesday. That player is Lobos running back Crusoe Gongbay, who seems like he could have gotten by in life on cool name alone. Unfortunately, that is no longer possible. Gongbay turned himself in to campus police as he and another man...
Via Rumors and Rants
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Lobos’ RB Gongbay charged with rape, kidnapping, suspended from team

Crusoe Gongbay, who was expected to be the New Mexico Lobos’ starting running back in the fall, has been charged with criminal sexual penetration and has been suspended from the team, UNM announced. Gongbay is facing two counts of second-degree criminal sexual penetration and one count of kidnapping, UNM said. Another suspect has been charged in connection with the incident. In...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

New Mexico RB Arrested After Alleged Gang Rape

  University of New Mexico running back Crusoe Gongbay has been arrested along with two other men after allegedly gang raping a woman in a car. The RB is being charged with rape and kidnapping. Here are the details from KRQE.com: “Officers were dispatched to the Casa dorms, they met with a female, they subsequently took her to the same unit the sexual assault nurses examiner...
Via BlackSportsOnline
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

University of New Mexico RB Crusoe Gongbay Arrested For Rape

The Associated Press is reporting that University of New Mexico running back Crusoe Gongbay has been arrested for rape and has been suspended from the team. The 20-year-old turned himself in to campus police. Lobos head coach Bob Davie says he’s aware of the allegations, and suspended the junior indefinitely because of the serious nature of the charges. KOB-TV reports that Gongbay...
Via Thacover2
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

New Mexico's Alex Kirk declaring for the NBA draft

New Mexico center Alex Kirk will forgo his senior season and declare for the NBA Draft, sources told CBSSports.com. Kirk, a 7-foot center, averaged 13.3 points and 8.7 rebounds this past season for the Lobos. He had a couple of monster games throughout the season, including a 32-point, 11-rebound, five-block performance against Massachusetts. However, he did struggle offensively...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Cameron Bairstow uses physicality to power New Mexico

Let's get less physical. That was the aim of new NCAA basketball rules this season. But you can't legislate against the broad shoulders and bulk power Cameron Bairstow displayed as he seemed to fill up a hallway just walking Thursday into the locker room area at the Scottrade Center. When Bairstow enrolled at the University of New Mexico as a freshman he was 6-9 and about...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

What Seed Did New Mexico Get In The 2014 NCAA Tournament?

Seed: For the upcoming 2014 NCAA Tournament, the New Mexico Lobos were given a 7-seed in the South-region. They are coached by Craig Neal and hail from the Mountain West Conference. You can view the entire 2014 NCAA Tournament field here in our official bracket. Where: They will open play against Stanford in St. Louis on Friday.  Why: New Mexico finished the regular season...
Via College Spun
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

SDSU beats New Mexico for MW title

Steve Fisher is an old school Big Ten basketball coach, from the days of Bobby Knight and Gene Keady. You play man-to-man defense because zones are soft, a cop-out, the ultimate sign of weakness. Guess how Fisher and his Aztecs just won a Mountain West championship on Saturday night. “I used to drive a manual transmission car,” Fisher said recently when explaining why he spent...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Bairstow Named a Finalist for Robertson Award

Senior forward Cameron Bairstow was one of 15 players named a finalist for the Oscar Robertson Trophy by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association. Members of the association's board of directors chose the finalists and the entire 975-member USBWA will vote on the awards as well as the annual All-America and All-District teams. The ballots will be distributed Sunday evening and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Around the Rim: New Mexico at Nevada

The New Mexico Lobos come to Reno as big favorites in the second matchup of the year against the Wolf Pack, after beating them 90-72 in Albuquerque.
Via nevada.scout.com
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Utah St.-New Mexico Preview

New Mexico has to navigate three more games before a potential title-deciding showdown in the Mountain West Conference. Fresh off a significant upset, the 25th-ranked Lobos will try to sail through the first of those contests Tuesday night against struggling Utah State. New Mexico (21-5, 12-2) moved into a tie for the Mountain West lead with a 58-44 victory over then-No. 6 San...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

New Mexico Lobos/Bairstow Pound San Diego St. Aztecs 58-44

A Mountain West championship might not have been claimed Saturday night in The Pit – the Aztecs get their West Coast rematch -- but a Lobos’ name was firmly stamped on the Player of The Year trophy. UNM’s seemingly unstoppable Cameron Bairstow ripped through one of the nation’s premier defense for 26 points and sparked New Mexico to a 58-44 Mountain West victory over the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Bairstow, New Mexico upsets No. 6 SDSU

Cameron Bairstow scored 26 points, including 10 during a second-half run that led New Mexico to a 58-44 victory over No. 6 San Diego State on Saturday night.
Via Philly Sports Live
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

San Diego St.-New Mexico Preview

For whatever reason, the Mountain West Conference schedule makers decided to have the top two teams, San Diego State and New Mexico, play each other twice in the final two weeks of the regular season. It should provide for an exciting finish for the programs that have accounted for the last four conference tournament titles and at least a share of the last four regular-season titles...
Via AP on Fox
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Kirk, New Mexico trounces Nevada 90-72

Alex Kirk scored 29 points on 11-of-17 shooting and New Mexico led by an unforgiving 24 points at the half in cruising to a 90-72 win over Nevada on Saturday. Cameron Bairstow poured in 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for New Mexico (19-5, 10-2), which has won seven of their last eight games and entered the contest one game behind Mountain West Conference leader San Diego State...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Bairstow leads New Mexico past San Jose St 72-47

After missing the past two games with a shin injury, New Mexico post Alex Kirk showed little rust in scoring 13 points in 19 minutes Saturday against San Jose State . His return helped the Lobos to a 72-47 win over the Spartans, their 10th straight loss. ''It was great to have Alex back with the team,'' said New Mexico coach Craig Neal. ''He looked really...
Via AP on Fox
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Scouting Report - Cameron Bairstow

Name:   Cameron Bairstow        Age:   23   School: New Mexico Height: 6’9         Weight: 250   Projected Position:  PF       2013-14 Stats (as of 1/25/14): 20.3 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.4 bpg, 1.8 tpg (31.8 minutes per game) 56.3 FG%, 74.4 FT%, 61.9 TS%, 56.3 eFG% 28.9 USG%, 8.7 ORB%, 15.3 DREB%, 12.2 TRB%   ...
Via NBA Draft Blog
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

New Mexico squeezes past Colorado State 68-66

Kendall Williams scored 23 points and New Mexico survived several lead changes late in the second half in beating Colorado State 68-66 on Saturday. Colorado fended off New Mexico (15-4, 6-1 Mountain West) through 15 minutes of the second half until a pair of 3's boosted the Lobos to a 60-56 lead with 4:38 left. The Rams charged back leading 63-60, but Williams and Hugh Greenwood...
Via AP on Fox
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

New Mexico runs away from Boise State 84-75

New Mexico has been waiting all season for this Hugh Greenwood to show up: The Greenwood who can bomb from the outside, unclogging the interior. That Greenwood finally showed up Tuesday with five 3-pointers and a 20-point night that more than doubled his season high to help the Lobos to an 84-75 victory over Boise State. ''I think we've always expected that when we...
Via AP on Fox
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

New Mexico's strong finish tops San Jose St, 69-65

Kendall Williams scored 10 straight New Mexico points to power the Lobos to a 69-65 win over San Jose State Saturday night. Williams' 3-pointer with three minutes left gave New Mexico a 61-60 lead and his layup with under a minute left gave the Lobos the lead for good, 65-63. Rashad Muhammad's 3-pointer with 1:30 left pulled San Jose State even, 63-63, but the Spartans...
Via AP on Fox
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

New Mexico Discovers Raised Rim In Game At Wyoming

Wyoming basketball has been excellent at its home arena this year, posting an 8-1 record heading into last night’s game against New Mexico.  The Lobos may have discovered the reason for the Cowboys’ home court advantage: NO WAY!!!! The Lobos said something about the rim for the 2nd half…and they wee right…it was high. They just adjusted it #GoLobos #MWBB — UNMHoops (...
Via College Spun
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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