NEW MEXICO RUMORS & GOSSIP
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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%
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 (...
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'...
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...
New Mexico guard Tony Snell will forgo his senior season to enter the NBA draft.
The 21-year-old Snell made the announcement at a Monday news conference on the school's Albuquerque campus.
The 6-foot-7 Snell says ''in my heart, I feel like it's a good decision to leave now.''
Newly hired Lobos coach Craig Neal was at Snell's side when he announced his...
Via AP on Fox
April 08, 2013
Craig Neal, associate head for the New Mexico Lobos under
former head coach Steve Alford for the past six years, has accepted
coaching position at UNM the school announced by a brief press
Tuesday afternoon.Alford's abrupt
departure Saturday, when he was announced as the new head coach of
Bruins - replacing Ben Howland at the Los Angeles-based school.
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...
The No. 14 New Mexico Lobos became the first Mountain West Conference 1-seed to win the MWC Tournament since 2006 Saturday, beating UNLV 63-56 before a record-breaking MWC Tourney audience on Saturday in Las Vegas, Nev. With the win, the Lobos secured the MWC’s automatic bid to next week’s NCAA Tournament, a second consecutive tournament title and the sixth MWC championship in...
The top-seeded New Mexico Lobos will play in a second consecutive Mountain West Tournament championship game after defeating San Diego St. Aztecs 60-50 Saturday night in the MWC semifinals before a sold out – and pro-UNM crowd – in Las Vegas, Nev. The Lobos, ranked 14th in the Coaches poll plays UNLV in the title game at 4 p.m. MT Saturday . The game will be televised nationally on CBS-TV.
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In New Mexico Lobos lore, a “Pit Game” is one for the books. And the Lobos 81-58 win before 15,373 in The Pit Wednesday night was certainly that. It was a duel for sole possession of 1st place against Air Force replete with challenges from the Falcons. A second half altercation overshadowed UNM’s stout defensive effort. But in the end, the incident became the catalyst for the win.