Craig Neal started his post game press conference, saying “I’am really proud of our guys”. The New Mexico Lobos defeated 6th ranked San Diego State at The Pit Saturday night 58 to 44. Cameron Bairstow scored 26 points and pulled down 9 rebounds for the defending Mountain West Champs. Lobos guard Kendall Williams scored 10 points along with 7 assists. With the victory the Lobos have pulled into a tie on top of the Mountain West Conference. The Lobos led by more than 20 points in the second half. With the win the Lobos improve to 12 and 2 in conference play and 21 and 5 overall. The Aztecs have the same conference record and is 23 and 3 overall. The end of the game was ruined by a fan who threw something from the stands as players made their way up The Pit ramp.
Indiana Pacers forward Danny Granger is traded to Philadelphia for Evan Turner. More on KRQE News 13 at 5:30.
CBS Sports coverage of the National Football League divisional playoffs will preempt KRQE News 13 at 5:30 p.m. this weekend.
- On Saturday the CBS broadcast of the Indianapolis Colts at New England Patriots begins with the NFL Today at 5:30 p.m. Kickoff is at 6 p.m.
- On Sunday the San Diego Chargers at Denver Broncos game starts with NFL Today at 2 p.m. with kickoff at 2:30 p.m.
2 KASA Fox also is broadcasting NFL divisional playoffs this weekend:
- Saturday: New Orleans Saints at Seattle Seahawks. NFL on Fox Pre-Game 1:30 p.m.; kickoff 2:30 p.m.
- Sunday: San Francisco 49ers at Carolina Panthers. NFL on Fox Pre-Game 10 a.m.; kickoff 11 a.m.
The last time they met Kendall Williams dropped 46 points on Colorado State. So far Williams has 10 after a half of play. Lobos senior forward Cameron Bairstow leads all scorers with 16 points. Bairstow also has 7 rebounds to go with his 16 points. The Lobos shot 48.4 percent overall and 22.2 from the 3 point line. Colorado State was 37 percent from the 3 point line and 36 percent overall. The Lobos lead Colorado State 39 to 31 at the half.
Albuquerque High football coach Tim Garro is out after only one season. Garro told KRQE Sports that he was fired this morning.
An on the field fight between Garro’s Bulldogs and the Rio Grande Ravens was too much for Garro to overcome and cost him his job. Garro told KRQE that Albuquerque High Principal Tim McCorkle informed him that he did not like the direction the program was headed.
The Bulldogs were winless this season and haven’t experienced a victory the last three seasons. They broke the state record for consecutive losses at 38 this year. Garro, known for restoring broken programs, was brought in to turn things around. We will never know if time would had made him successful.
From where this sportscaster sits, the Bulldogs were vastly improved from week one to the end of the season.