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  1. JUCO center J.J. Nganga commits to New Mexico

    Apr 13, 2014, 8:36 PM EDT

    Craig Neal

    The Lobos landed their third commit.

  2. New Mexico center Alex Kirk to enter 2014 NBA Draft

    Apr 11, 2014, 2:59 PM EDT

    Alex Kirk

    After averaging 13.2 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per game, Alex Kirk has decided to enter the NBA Draft.

  3. New Mexico gives head coach Craig Neal an extension

    Mar 31, 2014, 7:25 PM EDT

    Craig Neal

    New Mexico opted to extend the contract of head coach Craig Neal on Monday.

  4. Four dark horse Final Four teams

    Mar 19, 2014, 4:59 PM EDT

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    Making some late changes to your bracket? Here are four teams capable of making a surprise run to the Final Four.

  5. Mountain West Tournament: Tough afternoons for Xavier Thames, Winston Shepard III spell doom for No. 8 San Diego State

    Mar 15, 2014, 10:03 PM EDT

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    Tough afternoons for Xavier Thames and Winston Shepard III hurt No. 8 San Diego State, but they should be encouraged by the play of Dwayne Polee II in Las Vegas.

  6. Mountain West Tournament: No. 20 New Mexico wins rubber match, third straight tournament title

    Mar 15, 2014, 8:32 PM EDT

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    With the help of their role players and a critical three-pointer from Kendall Williams, No. 20 New Mexico withstood No. 8 San Diego State’s pressure to win the Mountain West tournament crown.

  7. 2014 Mountain West Tournament Preview: San Diego State, New Mexico clear favorites in Las Vegas

    Mar 12, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

    Cameron Bairstow

    No. 8 San Diego State, No. 20 New Mexico are the clear favorites in Las Vegas. But don’t expect those two teams to simply coast to the title game, either.

  8. Cameron Bairstow, a Mountain West Player of the Year snub?

    Mar 10, 2014, 10:47 PM EDT

    Cameron Bairstow

    Cameron Bairstow spent his offseason toiling in international competition, and return to New Mexico with a chip on his shoulder. After a season spent toying with the other Mountain West frontcourts, Bairstow’s efforts might not get the necessary recognition.

  9. No. 21 New Mexico falls victim to unexpected defensive wrinkle

    Mar 9, 2014, 12:56 AM EDT

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    New Mexico led by 16 with 12:05 remaining. And then their inability to adjust to San Diego State’s 1-3-1 zone cost them the Mountain West title.

  10. No. 10 SDSU uses 26-4 run to beat No. 21 New Mexico, win MWC title

    Mar 9, 2014, 12:50 AM EDT

    Alex Kirk, Skylar Spencer

    No. 10 San Diego State overcomes a 16-point second half deficit as they knock off No. 21 New Mexico and bring home a Mountain West title. But should that change how we view the Aztecs?

  11. Improved offensive execution keeps No. 25 New Mexico tied atop Mountain West

    Mar 2, 2014, 9:15 PM EDT

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    Fifteen days ago No. 25 New Mexico blew out Nevada in Albuquerque, shooting 55.2% from the field and assisting on 27 of their 32 made field goals in the 90-72 victory. And considering just how well Craig Neal’s team played for much of that game, it can be argued that the final margin was a…

  12. Most Improved Players lists cannot leave off New Mexico’s Cameron Bairstow

    Feb 26, 2014, 1:26 PM EDT

    Cameron Bairstow

    On Tuesday night, New Mexico’s Cameron Bairstow went for 14 points and 11 boards for No. 25 New Mexico as they used a late-run in the second half to knock off Utah State and keep pace with San Diego State atop the Mountain West standings. In the past, that would have been considered a great…

  13. Are post-game handshake lines outdated?

    Feb 25, 2014, 5:26 PM EDT

    Craig Neal

    Following New Mexico’s home win against San Diego State this past Saturday, there are appeared to be a scuffle while both teams snaked through the traditional post-game handshake line. While both the Lobos are the Mountain West Conference are still investigating whether an actionable incident occurred, UNM coach Craig Neal offered his advice on what…

  14. New Mexico makes statement in win over No. 6 San Diego State

    Feb 23, 2014, 12:44 AM EDT

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    In a season that has seen the Mountain West as a whole not perform as well as in recent years, No. 6 San Diego State emerged as the best team in the conference. With a resume that includes a win at Kansas, the Aztecs looked to be the class of the conference entering their game…

  15. Late Night Snacks: No. 1 Syracuse remains undefeated

    Feb 13, 2014, 1:15 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 1 Syracuse 58, No. 25 Pittsburgh 56 Once against a Syracuse game went down to the wire, and once again the Orange made the plays needed to win in the end. Tyler Ennis’ 35-footer as time expired proved to be the difference, with he and C.J. Fair combining to scored…

  16. Wyoming head coach Larry Shyatt to miss second straight game due to illness

    Feb 4, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT

    Wyoming v UNLV

    On Jan. 8, Wyoming dropped a 72-69 overtime game against New Mexico, a contest later overshadowed by the height of the rims the Lobos were shooting at in the second half. For Wednesday’s rematch with the Lobos at The Pit, the Cowboys will be without head coach Larry Shyatt due to an illness, according to…

  17. Report: Alex Kirk’s injury is to lower leg, officially day-to-day

    Jan 27, 2014, 12:50 PM EDT

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    The big news coming out of Fort Collins on Saturday wasn’t that New Mexico went into Moby Arena and knocked off Colorado State, it’s that they did so without Alex Kirk on the court. Kirk sat out with an undisclosed injury and was officially listed as day-to-day. The Lobos never went back to New Mexico…

  18. Cameron Bairstow, Hugh Greenwood lead New Mexico over Boise State

    Jan 22, 2014, 12:34 AM EDT

    Cameron Bairstow

    Through 20 minutes inside The Pit on Tuesday night, Cameron Bairstow, Kendall Williams and Hugh Greenwood accounted for a combined 35 points, off 12-of-17 shooting. The entire Boise State team shot 10-of-36 from the field for 27 first half points. Boise State would rally in the second half, but its last 20 minutes couldn’t undo…

  19. Late Night Snacks: Texas Tech whips No. 12 Baylor

    Jan 16, 2014, 2:05 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: UNLV 76, New Mexico 73 After playing poorly in home losses to Air Force and Nevada the Runnin’ Rebels needed to circle the wagons with games at New Mexico and San Diego State this week. On Wednesday night UNLV brought the effort needed to win a game of this magnitude and…

  20. Did Wyoming raise the rims against New Mexico?

    Jan 9, 2014, 11:38 AM EDT

    Wyoming New Mexico Basketball

    It appears there may be some hi-jinx afoot in Laramie? A weird thing happened at halftime of the New Mexico-Wyoming games last night. According to Lobo beat writer Geoff Grammer, someone sitting on the New Mexico bench noticed a Wyoming staffer messing with the basket that the Lobos would be shooting on in the second…

  21. New Year’s Resolutions: New Mexico Lobos

    Dec 31, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Over the course of the holiday week, we at College Basketball Talk will be detailing what we believe will be the New Year’s Resolutions of some of the nation’s most talented, most disappointing, and thoroughly enigmatic teams. What can we say, we’re in a giving mood. Who else made Resolutions? Click here to find out.…

  22. Conference Catchups: Mountain West competitive at the top

    Dec 30, 2013, 5:30 PM EDT

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    College basketball is now almost two months old. League play will be kicking off in the next week. Let’s get you caught up on all you need to know with some of the country’s best conferences.  To read through the rest of our Conference Catchups, click here. Midseason Player of the Year: Cameron Bairstow, New Mexico…

  23. Another missed opportunity makes Big East play even more important for Marquette

    Dec 22, 2013, 1:37 AM EDT

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    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — While the matchup between Marquette and New Mexico didn’t receive the same billing as No. 7 Oklahoma State/No. 20 Colorado, viewed as the undercard for the main event by many. But there was no debating the importance of the meeting if taking the long-term view. Both teams entered the game in…

  24. Cullen Neal snaps out of his slump as New Mexico beats Marquette

    Dec 21, 2013, 11:36 PM EDT

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    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — On a night that saw leading scorers Alex Kirk and Kendall Williams held in check, New Mexico received valuable contributions from a freshman guard and a senior forward. And thanks to those two players the preseason favorite to win the Mountain West picked up a needed non-conference victory for its resume.…

  25. Report: New Mexico’s Hugh Greenwood won’t play against Marquette Saturday

    Dec 19, 2013, 12:27 PM EDT

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    New Mexico will be without starting guard Hugh Greenwood against Marquette on Saturday in Las Vegas. Greenwood has been battling a wrist injury for a couple weeks. He initially injured in when the Lobos took on New Mexico State in their first matchup on December 4th. It’s his right wrist, his shooting wrist. Greenwood took…

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