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Lobos Face Stanford in St. Louis

In their quest to finish what Kendall Williams calls “unfinished business,” the No. 7 NCAA seed New Mexico Lobos know who, where and when: the No. 10 Stanford Cardinal in St. Louis on Friday. The winner of that game is expected to advance and play No. 2 seed Kansas which has a opening game with No. 15 Eastern Kentucky. The Lobos are bracketed in the South Region along with...
Via Pro Sports Daily
29 days ago  |  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

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...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
March 17, 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 70, Boise St. 67

Cameron Bairstow had 23 points and eight rebounds as the Lobos held off the Broncos to advance to the Mountain West title game in Las Vegas. Kendall Williams scored 16 points for second-seeded New Mexico (26-6), which advances to meet top-seeded San Diego State (29-3) in Saturday’s championship contest. Deshawn Delaney added a career-high 14 points and Alex Kirk grabbed 11 rebounds...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 15, 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

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

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

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

New Mexico wins big in Vegas, beats UNLV, 68-56

Kendall Williams poured in 29 points as New Mexico gained a measure of revenge in Las Vegas by knocking off UNLV, 68-56 Wednesday night. New Mexico (20-5, 11-2) is in second place in the Mountain West Conference, a game behind San Diego State, which plays at New Mexico Saturday. The win avenged a 76-73 loss on Jan. 15 at The Pit. Williams drilled a pair of 3-pointers to get the...
Via AP on Fox
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Boise State over New Mexico State 71-70

Derrick Marks hit two free throws with 13.4 seconds left to lift Boise State to a 71-70 victory over New Mexico Wednesday. Anthony Drmic scored 18 points and Thomas Bropleh scored all of his 14 in the second half for the Broncos (16-9, 6-6 Mountain West). Ryan Watkins added 12 points and Marks had 11. Kendall Williams scored 22 points and Cameron Bairstow added 20 for the Lobos...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Boise State over New Mexico 71-70

Derrick Marks hit two free throws with 13.4 seconds left to lift Boise State to a 71-70 victory over New Mexico Wednesday. Anthony Drmic scored 18 points and Thomas Bropleh scored all of his 14 in the second half for the Broncos (16-9, 6-6 Mountain West). Ryan Watkins added 12 points and Marks had 11. Kendall Williams scored 22 points and Cameron Bairstow added 20 for the Lobos...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

New Mexico takes care of Utah State 78-65

Cameron Bairstow scored 22 points and grabbed six rebounds as New Mexico ran past Utah State 78-65 Tuesday night. Kendall Williams had 16 for New Mexico (16-4, 7-1 Mountain West Conference) while Deshawn Delaney and Cullen Neal each added 12. New Mexico has yet to lose a conference game on the road this season. Utah State (12-8, 2-6 MWC) was led by Jarred Shaw with 15 points and...
Via AP on Fox
January 29, 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'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 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

Bairstow, New Mexico top Colorado State 80-73

Cameron Bairstow scored New Mexico's first seven points and equaled his career high with 29 points while also grabbing a career-high 14 rebounds to help push the Lobos to an 80-73 win over Colorado State on Saturday. Kendall Williams added 22 points, eight rebounds and seven assists for New Mexico in its Mountain West opener, while Daniel Bejarano scored a career-high 25 for...
Via AP on Fox
January 04, 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

Marquette faces final tough, nonconference test against New Mexico

MILWAUKEE -- There have been two distinct portions of Marquette's non-conference schedule, one featuring a few of the nation's best teams and the other providing the Golden Eagles nothing but games to work on themselves for 40 minutes. A good chunk of the high-major college basketball teams play a similar schedule, but winning games in the tough part of the schedule is what...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

New Mexico beats rival New Mexico State 79-70

Kendall Williams scored 24 points and Cameron Bairstow 20 as New Mexico defeated New Mexico State 79-70 Wednesday night. The Lobos (6-1) have won 10 of the last 11 in the 109-year-old rivalry, including their sixth consecutive win on the Aggies' floor, tying a school record. New Mexico led 39-29 at halftime. The Aggies (7-3) got as close as four points in the second half. The...
Via AP on Fox
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Williams sparks New Mexico past San Diego 73-66

Kendall Williams scored 28 points and was a school-record 16-of-16 on free throws, and Alex Kirk added 21 points with 11 rebounds as New Mexico beat San Diego 73-66 Saturday. The Lobos (5-1) erased a 12-point deficit in the first half, closing with a 17-3 run fueled by nine points from Williams and eight from Kirk. San Diego (7-2) led by as much as seven in the second half, but...
Via AP on Fox
November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Kirk's 32 not enough as No. 19 New Mexico falls to UMass

Massachusetts coach Derek Kellogg waited for No. 19 New Mexico to wear out and had his Minutemen ready when the time came. Chaz Williams scored 19 points and Raphiael Puntey added 18 as Massachusetts ran past the weary, 19th-ranked Lobos 81-65 Friday to reach the Charleston Classic championship. The Minutemen used a late 14-0 run to take control and improve to 5-0 for the second...
Via AP on Fox
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

UMass-New Mexico Preview

If New Mexico was eager to face a legitimate test after easy wins in its first two games, the opener of the Charleston Classic provided that - and a whole lot more. The No. 19 Lobos figure to have another challenging assignment on their hands Friday when they take on unbeaten Massachusetts in the semifinals. New Mexico (3-0) opened the season with wins over Alabama A&M and...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

UAB stung by 3 big 3s against New Mexico

UAB coach Jerod Haase's toughest task so far this season probably started when the Blazers went to the locker room after their disappointing, double-overtime loss to No. 19 New Mexico. Haase undstood why his players might want to hang their heads after the Lobos twice kept the game going on last-second 3-pointers in regulation and overtime to pull out a 97-94 victory. '...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

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