NEW MEXICO RUMORS & GOSSIP

Alex Kirk Leaves New Mexico For NBA Draft

Alex Kirk has left New Mexico to declare for the 2014 NBA Draft. Kirk, a seven-foot redshirt junior, averaged 13.3 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.7 blocks in 32.0 minutes per game this season.
Via RealGM
5 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  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
26 days ago  |  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

New Mexico Lobos Take Down Aztecs to Claim MW Tourney title

Lobo Coach Craig Neal has his first championship ring as New Mexico's head man. His New Mexico Lobos also have some Mountain West jewerly. And senior Cameron Bairstow has a MVP trophy. “It was very special to me,” Neal said of his first title as a head coach. “I’ve told my guys that they’ll always be my favorite team because they were my first team." The 27...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 16, 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

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

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 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

Preview: Kansas hopes to stop the bleeding against New Mexico

After a stretch of uneven performances, Andrew Wiggins is starting to look like the can't-miss prospect he was touted as going into college. For Kansas to turn things around, though, the freshman phenom will need some help. The 13th-ranked Jayhawks look for just their second win in five games Saturday night, when they'll face New Mexico in Kansas City in the schools'...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

#23 New Mexico Lobos: College Basketball 111 in 111

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s fourth annual college basketball season preview series where we break 111 teams in the 111 days leading up to the opening tip-off of the 2013-2014 season.  We will rank the 84 power conference teams (including the new Big East and American Athletic Conferences) and top 27 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters...
Via The Sports Bank
October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Craig Neal named New Mexico head coach

Craig Neal, associate head for the New Mexico Lobos under former head coach Steve Alford for the past six years, has accepted the head coaching position at UNM the school announced by a brief press release later Tuesday afternoon.Alford's abrupt departure Saturday, when he was announced as the new head coach of the UCLA Bruins - replacing Ben Howland at the Los Angeles-based school.
Via newmexico.scout.com
April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

New Mexico Beat Writer Quits Job Via Column After Lobos Loss to Harvard Thursday

There’s a big difference between a journalist and your run-of-the-mill blogger — objectivity. While journalists (generally) abide by an ethical code that’s maintained to keep the integrity of their work, bloggers tend to get emotionally involved with their subject. Case in point is Dennis Latta, a New Mexico Lobos beat writer for Loboland.com. According to Latta, he’s been...
Via NESN.com
March 22, 2013  |  1 Comment
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