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  • Merv Lindsay is transferring from New Mexico

    Albuquerque Journal "University of New Mexico junior Merv Lindsay has requested, and received, a release from his scholarship from the Lobos men’s basketball team and will seek a transfer for the upcoming season. Lindsay, a 6-foot-7 wing player who transferred two years ago to UNM from Kansas, played in 20 games..." July 23

  • Samford transfer Tim Williams chooses New Mexico over Iowa

    The Daily Iowan "The Iowa men’s basketball team has lost out on yet another possible recruit. Former Samford University forward Tim Williams will play at New Mexico for the rest of his college career, he announced on Sunday. The 6-8 forward also considered Iowa and Nevada but ultimately chose to play for..." June 23

  • Cleveland “Pancake” Thomas leaving Lobo basketball team

    Albuquerque Journal "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..." May 01

  • New Mexico lands JC star Jordan Goodman

    CBSSports.com "Jordan Goodman, one of the top junior college players in America, has committed to New Mexico, sources told CBSSports.com. The 6-foot-8 forward has two years of eligibility remaining and was one of the top high school players in the country a few years ago. Goodman previously committed to..." April 28

  • New Mexico's Alex Kirk declaring for the NBA draft

    CBSSports.com "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,..." April 12

  • New Mexico's Alex Kirk declaring for the NBA draft

    CBSSports.com "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,..." April 11

  • New Mexico's Craig Neal to Receive Two-Year Extension

    GoLobos.com "University of New Mexico Vice President for Athletics Paul Krebs has announced that head men’s basketball coach Craig Neal, who became the first rookie coach in school history to lead the Lobos to the NCAA Tournament, will receive a two-year contract extension. Neal, whose original contract was..." April 01

  • New Mexico's Craig Neal emerges as legitimate target at South Florida

    CBSSports.com "New Mexico's Craig Neal has emerged as a legitimate target of South Florida's ongoing coaching search, multiple sources told CBSSports.com on Thursday. No offer has been extended, the sources said. But it's not hard to connect the dots. USF's new athletic director, Mark Harlan, is a..." March 28

  • Cameron Bairstow uses physicality to power New Mexico

    USA Today "Let's get less physical. That was the aim of new NCAA basketball rules this season. But you can't legislate against the broad shoulders and bulk power Cameron Bairstow displayed as he seemed to fill up a hallway just walking Thursday into the locker room area at the Scottrade Center. When..." March 21

  • Stanford upsets New Mexico 58-53

    San Jose Mercury News "Stanford hadn't been to the NCAA tournament in six years, and the Cardinal doesn't want to go home. There was no sense of satisfaction after a 58-53 win over No. 7 New Mexico on Friday at the Scottrade Arena. Stanford is only looking forward. "Coach tells us, a lot of teams are just happy to..." March 21

  • New Mexico a formidable challenge for Stanford

    San Jose Mercury News "If Stanford wants to avoid being a casualty in New Mexico's campaign of #unfinishedbusiness, the Cardinal is going to have to cope with an Australian power forward who is so enthusiastic he heads to the weight room after most games. The Cardinal's opening-round NCAA tournament matchup against..." March 19

  • Lobos Face Stanford in St. Louis

    GoLobos.com "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..." March 19

  • NCAA Tournament snubs and surprises

    CBSSports.com "Heading into the Selection Show, most bracketologists seemed to reach a relative agreement and consensus on the 68 teams in the field – and the four No. 1 seeds. Of course, the selection committee isn't part of the bracketology world, and messed up the consensus. So, who got snubbed and who..." March 17

  • New Mexico Lobos Take Down Aztecs to Claim MW Tourney title

    GoLobos.com "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..." March 16

  • New Mexico 70, Boise St. 67

    ProSportsDaily "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..." March 15

  • New Mexico 93, Fresno St. 77

    ProSportsDaily "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..." March 14

  • SDSU beats New Mexico for MW title

    San Diego Union-Tribune "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..." March 09

  • New Mexico 80, Air Force 52

    ProSportsDaily "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..." March 06

  • Bairstow Named a Finalist for Robertson Award

    GoLobos.com "Senior forward Cameron Bairstow was one of 15 players named a finalist for the Oscar Robertson Trophy by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association. Members of the association's board of directors chose the finalists and the entire 975-member USBWA will vote on the awards as well as the annual..." March 01

  • New Mexico looms for Aggies

    Salt Lake Tribune "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..." February 25

  • Arizona studying options for basketball game at football stadium

    Fox Sports Arizona "Arizona basketball in Arizona Stadium? It's a possibility. News has trickled out that Arizona athletic director Greg Byrne is looking into the possibility of holding an in-season game in the 56,000-seat football stadium beginning next year. Late Monday night, New Mexico coach Craig Neal..." February 25

  • New Mexico Lobos/Bairstow Pound San Diego St. Aztecs 58-44

    GoLobos.com "A Mountain West championship might not have been claimed Saturday night in The Pit – the Aztecs get their West Coast rematch -- but a Lobos’ name was firmly stamped on the Player of The Year trophy. UNM’s seemingly unstoppable Cameron Bairstow ripped through one of the nation’s premier defense..." February 23

  • Wooden Award releases midseason list; Joel Embiid snubbed?

    CBSSports.com "The Wooden Award released its midseason list of 25 players on Wednesday, and most of the usual suspects are on the list. Creighton's Doug McDermott is the favorite heading into the final six weeks of the season, but the talk of the sport for the past two weeks has been Kansas big man Joel..." January 23

  • Appreciating the underappreciated

    ESPN.com "North Carolina State forward T.J. Warren can’t catch much of a break. Even when I was ready to talk about how underappreciated he is nationally, he got overshadowed by Wake Forest guard Codi Miller-McIntyre. Miller-McIntyre made the game-winning basket to cap off a 20-point performance in the..." January 17

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