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

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

Elijah Brown Transfers From Butler To New Mexico

Elijah Brown has transferred from Butler to New Mexico. Brown will have three years of eligibility remaining after sitting out in 14-15. Brown is the son of Mike Brown. With Kendall Williams out of eligibility and Hugh Greenwood being a senior next season, the addition of Brown is an important one for New Mexico head coach Craig Neal.
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May 10, 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...
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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

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...
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March 16, 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...
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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...
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March 02, 2014

There's a New Mexico now?

This was a long day.  I flew to New Mexico today, which included a 4-hour layover in Denver.  I finally get to my room, and see the Gophers are actually leading at halftime and have scored 50 points, which was weird.  Then I look and see Charles Buggs had 11 of them.  Even weirder.  I tried to watch some of the game on the btn2go thing but the internet here sucks.  Then I had...
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February 26, 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 did not...
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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...
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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 the...
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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...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Freshman shoots New Mexico past Marquette, 75-68

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Freshman Cullen Neal scored a career-high 24 points, including six 3-pointers, to lead New Mexico past Marquette 75-68 at the MGM Grand Showcase benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer on Saturday night. Neal attempted eight 3-point shots and was 8 of 12 from the field. His six 3-pointers also were a career high. Cameron Bairstow added 20 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists...
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December 22, 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 separates...
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December 20, 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...
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December 06, 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 Lobos...
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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...
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November 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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