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Is it deep run time for the Lobos

March 18th, 2013 at 3:47 pm by under Sports

It seems like New Mexico basketball fans can smell it. The aroma of a sweet 16 appearance or better by their Lobos appear to be in the air.

The Lobos will head into the NCAA Tournament as a 3 seed facing a 14 seed in the Harvard Crimson. Like the Lobos, Harvard won it’s regular season league title. Unlike the Lobos the Crimson is not undefeated against ranked opponents.

The Lobos have been tough away from The Pit with a 14 and 4 record. They are 9 and 4 on the road and 5 and 0 at neutral sites. You could also argue that this season the Lobos are built for a deep run into the tournament.

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Photos: Lobos Return

March 17th, 2013 at 1:51 pm by under Photos

From photojournalist Lex Stanfield: The Lobo men’s basketball team returns to New Mexico as Mountain West Conference Champions.

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Van’s Tweets: UNM-UNLV title game

March 16th, 2013 at 4:13 pm by under Sports

KRQE Sports Director Van Tate tweets from the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nev., as the UNM Lobos and the UNLV Running Rebels battle for the Mountain West Conference championship.

3:49 p.m.    The UNM Lobos and UNLV Runnin Rebels clash for the Mountain West Tournament title is only minutes away.

4:06 p.m.:    Boyz to Men just finished singing the National Anthem at the Mountain West Championship Game.

4:28 p.m.:    Lobos and UNLV tied at 11 with 14:21 left in the first half.

4:36 p.m.:    Hugh Greenwood back to back 3′s. Lobos lead UNLV 19 to 15 with 11:12 left in the first half.

4:46 p.m.    Lobos lead UNLV 26 to 22 with 7:56 left in the first half.

5:08 p.m.:    Lobos lead UNLV 34 to 32 at the half.

5:25 p.m.:    The Lobos are shooting 44 percent while the Rebels are shooting 36 percent.

6:04 p.m.:    Lobos lead UNLV 56 to 47 with 3:42 remaining in the game.

6:12 p.m.:    Lobos lead cut to 3. Under 2 minutes.

Lobos defeat UNLV 63-56 to win Mountain West title.

More coverage on KRQE.com: Players react, link to game details »

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Lobo Women lose to San Diego State

March 15th, 2013 at 3:05 pm by under Sports

The UNM Women’s Lobo Basketball team has lost 39-67 against San Diego State in the semi-final round of the Mountain West Conference in Las Vegas Friday afternoon. The Lobo women shot 16 percent in the first half and trail San Diego State 34 to 15 in the second half. We’ll have full coverage of the game on KRQE News 13 at 4:30pm and 5:30pm