ALEX KIRK NEWS

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
16 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Combine Invite List Beginning To Trickle Out, Jabari Parker, Joel Embiid To Skip Event

The NBA Combine takes place this upcoming week in Chicago from May 14- May 18. The full list of players to be invited to the event has not yet been officially released, but ESPN’s Jeff Goodman has the inside scoop on who will be in the Windy City.  Can confirm @WojYahooNBA report that Jabari Parker and Joel Embiid are not on participant list for NBA combine this week in Chicago...
Via College Spun
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland “Pancake” Thomas leaving Lobo basketball team

Cleveland “Pancake” Thomas wants to be a starter. And since the 6-foot-3 sophomore guard doesn’t see that as a realistic possibility at the University of New Mexico in the next couple of seasons, he requested, and was granted, his release from his scholarship from the Lobos basketball team Wednesday. “All came down to I didn’t see my dreams coming true here,” Thomas...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

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
April 11, 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

NCAA Tournament Preview: South Region

Three weeks ago, the South Region would have looked like the Region of Death in this year’s NCAA tournament, with Florida, Kansas and Syracuse ranked as three of the top five teams in the country. Now, given Syracuse’s recent struggles and the injury bug that has bitten Joel Embiid and Kansas, the Gators look to be the prohibitive favorites to make the Final Four. To say that...
Via The Sports Post
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

New Mexico Beats San Diego State To Win 2014 Mountain West Tourney

New Mexico defeated San Diego State by a final score of 64-58 to win the 2014 Mountain West Tournament. Cameron Bairstow was named Tournament MVP and was joined on the All-Tournament Team by Alex Kirk, Kendall Williams, Dwayne Polee II and Xavier Thames.
Via RealGM
March 16, 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

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

New Mexico 93, Fresno St. 77

Cameron Bairstow scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the second-seeded Lobos to a win in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Conference tournament in Las Vegas. Alex Kirk also scored 21 points for New Mexico (25-6), which will play Boise State in Friday's semifinals. Kendall Williams collected 17 points, nine assists and six rebounds as the Lobos won their seventh...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

'Dogs Out In MW Quarterfinals

The Fresno State Bulldogs were defeated by the No. 20 New Mexico Lobos 93-77 on Thursday. The Lobos’ frontcourt duo of Cameron Bairstow and Alex Kirk combined for 42 points and 16 rebounds. The Bulldogs are now eliminated from the Mountain West Tournament with a record of 17-16 and await a potential postseason opportunity.
Via fresnostate.scout.com
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Aztecs rally to beat UNM for the Mountain West title

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- It took a 1-3-1 zone defense, of all things, for No. 10 San Diego State to complete a remarkable comeback against No. 21 New Mexico that clinched the outright Mountain West Conference title. SDSU was getting manhandled inside by New Mexico's big men, Cameron Bairstow and Alex Kirk, and fell behind by 16 points with 12:05 to play. Coach Steve Fisher finally agreed...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

New Mexico 80, Air Force 52

Cameron Bairstow scored a game-high 21 points and grabbed seven rebounds as the Lobos downed the visiting Falcons to move one step closer to capturing the Mountain West title. Kendall Williams added 13 points and three assists for New Mexico (24-5, 15-2), which has won six straight contests and will face No. 10 San Diego State in the final game of the regular season Saturday. Alex...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Neal and Kirk help New Mexico beat Utah State

Cullen Neal scored nine of his 12 points in a decisive run in the second half to help No. 25 New Mexico beat Utah State 67-58 on Tuesday night. Cameron Bairstow had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Lobos (22-5, 13-3 Mountain West) while Alex Kirk added 13 points, 11 rebounds and five assists. Utah State led 47-39 with 11:29 left after Preston Medlin hit a 3-pointer and converted...
Via AP on Fox
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

New Mexico looms for Aggies

As San Diego State rang up its huge win streak on the way to a top-10 national ranking, it seemed almost forgotten that 2014 was supposed to be the year of the Lobo. New Mexico had been picked to win the Mountain West. The Lobos were bringing in three starters who could start for any team in the conference. They would be fueled on disappointment following an embarrassing early postseason...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy College Basketball Game of the Week: San Diego State at New Mexico

My first choice for this week's Game of the Week was the AAC battle between Louisville and Cincinnati. Sadly, that game was preempted in my area so that CBS could show Florida-Ole Miss to all of my friends who love the SEC. The Cardinals win turned out to be one of the better games of the day (based on the highlights), but I wasn't too unhappy to take the biggest and best...
Via Rotowire
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

New Mexico outlasts Wyoming in overtime 66-61

Cameron Bairstow scored four of his 23 points in overtime Saturday to send New Mexico to a tense 66-61 win over Wyoming. Bairstow, who added 11 rebounds, also hit the game-tying shot with 35 seconds left in regulation, while the Cowboys' Larry Nance Jr. missed a potential game-winning shot with one second left. New Mexico's Alex Kirk also had a double-double for the Lobos...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 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

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

New Mexico outlasts Wyoming 72-69 in overtime

Cameron Bairstow scored 15 points and Cleveland Thomas hit the go-ahead 3-pointer in overtime, as New Mexico defeated Wyoming 72-69 on Wednesday night. Alex Kirk had 12 points and blocked a layup by Riley Grabau with 15 seconds left to help the Lobos (11-3, 2-0 Mountain West) to their fourth straight win. Thomas finished with 12 points and Kendall Williams added 10 points for New...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

New Mexico dumps Grand Canyon 80-68

Cullen Neal led four players in double figures with 18 points as New Mexico defeated Grand Canyon 80-68 on Monday. Neal was 5 of 10 from the floor, including 3 of 5 from beyond the arc, and added seven assists. Alex Kirk added his eighth double-double of the season with 14 points and 11 rebounds and Kendall Williams added 15 points and eight assists for New Mexico (9-3) The Antelopes...
Via AP on Fox
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

New Mexico beats Cincinnati 63-54

Cameron Bairstow scored a game-high 24 points and grabbed 13 rebounds Saturday and New Mexico won 63-54, handing Cincinnati its first loss of the season. New Mexico (7-1) took a 6-4 lead on a free throw by Bairstow at 17:36 and pulled away by as many as 14 to take a 27-20 halftime lead. Cincinnati (7-1) shot just 26.7 percent from the field in the half. Cincinnati rallied in the...
Via AP on Fox
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Cincinnati vs New Mexico Preview

If you were waiting until the end of football season to invest yourself in Cincinnati basketball, you picked the right weekend to pay attention. Cincinnati goes on the road for their biggest test of the season to date, taking on the New Mexico Lobos in the Pit. New Mexico has dropped a game this season to 21st ranked UMass. This was a very competitive game that Cincinnati dropped...
Via Bearcats Blog
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss
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