New Mexico returns with many questions

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) There are no catchy mottos and no inspirational slogans to mark this season for the New Mexico Lobos. Bereft of three of the top players to have donned a New Mexico uniform, second-year coach Craig Neal is trying to mold a winner from what is largely a collection of newcomers and seldom-used holdovers. ''When you're going to play five new guys and you have...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Bulls Brass Impressed By Another New Addition At the FIBA World Cup

After a white knuckled round-of-16 affair, Cameron Bairstow and the Australian’s road at the FIBA World Cup has come to an end. Turkey bested the Boomers by the narrowest of margins, 65-64 on Sunday in Barcelona, Spain. Shattering loss for @AussieBoomers but impressed w/youngsters @matthewdelly & @cbairstow41 in Q4. Both stood up under pressure. #GoBoomers — Jason Bennett...
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September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls Sign Rookie Cameron Bairstow

Posted to The One And OnlyThe Chicago Bulls signed 2014 2nd round draft pick Cameron Bairstow on Monday. At 6’9″, 250 lbs., Bairstow has an NBA ready body, and can shoot (over 50% FG and 70% FT in NCAA). Bairstow will join fellow New Mexico Lobos Tony Snell as part of the Bulls roster. It’s an important move because it is a cheap roster spot option for Gar Forman and John...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls Select Cameron Bairstow with 49th Pick

Posted to The Bull PenThe Chicago Bulls have selected New Mexico big man Cameron Bairstow with the 49th pick in the NBA Draft. He was teammates with current Chicago Bulls forward Tony Snell 11 total views, 11 views today The post Chicago Bulls Select Cameron Bairstow with 49th Pick appeared first on Chicago Fan Board.
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Aussie Prospects For The 2014 Draft

With the Celtics’ offseason beginning earlier than fans have become accustomed to in recent seasons, the lack of news surrounding the C’s has been deflating. In the lead up to this week’s lottery, we take a look at the two Australians vying for their chance to join the NBA – hopefully in a green uniform as far as we’re concerned. The first Australian (that some of you may...
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May 18, 2014  |  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...
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May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Stanford knocks off No. 7 New Mexico

ST. LOUIS -- Stanford made the most of its first NCAA appearance since 2008, starting fast and finishing strong. New Mexico made another hasty exit. "We came out energetic and ready to go," guard Chasson Randle said after the Cardinal led almost start to finish and knocked off the seventh-seeded Lobos 58-53 on Friday. "We knew how big this game was. We definitely had enough confidence...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Stanford knocks off No. 7 New Mexico

ST. LOUIS -- Chasson Randle scored 23 points and No. 10 seed Stanford made an impression in its first NCAA appearance since 2008, leading almost start to finish in a 58-53 victory over seventh-seeded New Mexico on Friday. The Cardinal (22-12) built an early 16-point lead then held on after New Mexico rallied to tie it midway through the second half. They got four crucial free throws...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

New Mexico basketball: NCAA tournament preview

The most exciting time of the college basketball season, is finally upon us. The New Mexico Lobos are slotted at the seven seed in the south region of the bracket, set to take on the Stanford Cardinal as the ten seed. The Lobos are coming into the NCAA tournament hot, winning their third straight Mountain West tournament and sporting an overall record of 27-6. Usually for Lobo fans...
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 March Madness: New Mexico Vs. Stanford – Game Time, TV Schedule, Predictions

Twitter/@stanfordbball In one of the more intriguing games of the second round of the NCAA Tournament, the Stanford Cardinal and New Mexico Lobos will fight for the right to move on to the Round of 32 – and a probable date with the No. 2 seed Kansas Jayhawks. Be sure to click here for more on New Mexico and Stanford. Also, check out our printable bracket here. Date: Friday, March...
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March 19, 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

San Diego announcer goes on incredible rant about security during last minute of championship game

It's the last minute of the Mountain West Championship Game between San Diego State and New Mexico.  There's a little over a minute left in an exciting game and you happen to have the privilege of calling the game on radio.  Just then, in that inopportune moment, a security guard comes over and asks you to move your suitcase. What do you do?  Do you politely ignore him knowing...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 South Region Breakdown – First Weekend

The Kansas Jayhawks are the No. 2 seed in the South Region and are headed to St. Louis. Here’s the breakdown of the entire South region of teams KU could possibly play, with importance on the teams KU could face in the first weekend first. Kansas vs. Eastern Kentucky – Friday, March 21st – Approx. 3:10 CST Last year, Kansas played Western Kentucky in the first round. This year...
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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.
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

New Mexico upsets No. 8 SDSU for MWC title

Cameron Bairstow scored 17 points to lead No. 20 New Mexico to a 64-58 victory over No. 8 San Diego State in the Mountain West Conference championship game Saturday, giving the Lobos the automatic berth into the NCAA tournament.
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Lobos slip past Boise State into MWC finale

Cameron Bairstow had 23 points and eight rebounds to lead No. 20 New Mexico to a 70-67 victory over Boise State in the Mountain West Conference tournament semifinals Friday night.
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Faces of March: Cameron Bairstow

This is the final installment of our Faces of March series, in which we profile five players currently under the national radar who could become breakout stars of the NCAA tournament. Previous profiles include: Grant Gibbs, Creighton Nigel Hayes, Wisconsin Zach LaVine, UCLA Ryan Harrow, Georgia State NCAA tournament games are often about matchups, or a collision of styles between...
Via The Sports Post
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

Post mortem: Lobos figure out Nevada's strategy, rallies for win

Print date: March 3, 2014Nevada basketball coach David Carter chose a pick-your-poison approach against 25th-ranked New Mexico on Sunday.It worked for a while, but the Lobos are No. 25 for a reason.The Wolf Pack raced out to a 31-17 lead with 4 minutes, 28 seconds left in the first half at Lawlor Events Center while the Lobos struggled trying to figure out how to attack Nevada...
Via Pack Blog
March 02, 2014

‘Embarrassed’ Wolf Pack looks to even score against New Mexico

Print date: March 1, 2014If you’ve ever been on the wrong end of a beat-down to the point where your opponent appears to be playing with you, you know exactly how Cole Huff and his Nevada basketball teammates felt on Feb. 15 in Albuquerque, N.M.In short: They were the half-dead mouse; New Mexico was the semi-interested cat.The Lobos, tied for first in the Mountain West Conference...
Via Pack Blog
February 28, 2014

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

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

SDSU loses to New Mexico 58-44

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- San Diego State has seen some tough opponents this season, but coach Steve Fisher would stack New Mexico up against any of them. "They're the best team we've played this year," Fisher said after the Lobos beat his sixth-ranked Aztecs 58-44 on Saturday night. "That includes Kansas. That includes Creighton. That includes Marquette. They're a terrific team...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Bairstow leads New Mexico past No. 6 San Diego St

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. Kendall Williams added 10 points for the Lobos (21-5, 12-2 Mountain West), who were 50 percent (25 for 50) from the field. Bairstow, who also had nine rebounds, shot 11 for 18 and was the only New Mexico player to attempt a...
Via AP on Fox
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
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