Lobos show improvement, but not enough to avoid third straight loss

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New Mexico head coach Paul Weir left Tuesday’s postgame press conference early after frustration from his team falling 78-75 to the Colorado Buffaloes at home.

“I’m sorry, more than you’re ever going to know,” he said while getting up from the table. Continue reading “Lobos show improvement, but not enough to avoid third straight loss”

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Lobos return home to host Colorado

New Mexico is looking to get back on track after losing two straight games on the road. Isabel Gonzalez/The Lobo Lair
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New Mexico vs Colorado
Dec. 11, 2018 at 7 p.m. MT
Dreamstyle Arena aka The Pit
Watch: ESPN2


After tough back-to-back losses, the Lobos are returning to New Mexico to try to regroup and recover as they host Colorado for a Tuesday night game. Continue reading “Lobos return home to host Colorado”

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Mathis: Game of threes

Anthony Mathis has recorded 24 out of the 71 three-pointers the Lobos have scored this season. Scott Foreman/The Lobo Lair
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Shooters shoot. And for now, that’s what the plan is going to be.

New Mexico head coach Paul Weir said he has a weapon in senior guard Anthony Mathis’ ability to shoot from way downtown. Now it’s just a matter of learning how to fully take advantage of it. The game of basketball is constantly evolving and Weir is not blind to the fact that three-pointers are a big part of the new era. Continue reading “Mathis: Game of threes”

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Lobos look to bounce back in LA

New Mexico will play Saint Mary’s at Staples Center as part of the 2018 Basketball Hall of Fame Classic. Isabel Gonzalez/The Lobo Lair
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New Mexico vs Saint Mary’s
Dec. 7, 2018 –
5 p.m. MT
Los Angeles, Calif. STAPLES Center
Where to watch: 
FloSports

New Mexico head coach Paul Weir said he was sick to his stomach. Senior Anthony Mathis said he was truly embarrassed. Friday gives both of them, and the rest of the Lobos, a chance for redemption.

After Tuesday’s 100-65 loss to the New Mexico State Aggies, UNM is hoping to bounce back by taking a win over the Saint Mary’s Gaels on Friday afternoon. This game is set to be played at Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif. as part of the 2018 Basketball Hall of Fame Classic. Continue reading “Lobos look to bounce back in LA”

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Lobos get swept in Rio Grande Rivalry series

UNM has yet to win against the Aggies with Paul Weir as a head coach. Isabel Gonzalez/The Lobo Lair
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The Lobo offense wasn’t quite there when the New Mexico State Aggies swept the Lobos in this season’s Rio Grande Rivalry series with a 100-65 result on Tuesday. This wasn’t quite what experts predicted as the opening line posted for this game was UNM +6. Continue reading “Lobos get swept in Rio Grande Rivalry series”

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MBB Update: Nov. 26-Dec. 2

The Lobos are on the road for three-games straight and won’t be back at The Pit until Dec. 11 when they host Colorado. Scott Foreman/The Lobo Lair
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The team is in the middle of a three-game stretch on the road. Although it’s not the first time the Lobos hit the road this season, Paul Weir said this was more “business-oriented” since everyone knows what to expect. So far, they have successfully taken care of business. Continue reading “MBB Update: Nov. 26-Dec. 2”

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Mathis’ three-point shooting lifts Lobos to victory

Senior Anthony Mathis got hot from beyond the arc and led the Lobos with 23 points to carry UNM to an 85-75 victory. Scott Foreman/The Lobo Lair
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The game was hard to watch (literally) but the New Mexico men’s basketball team pulled an 85-75 victory over the Bradley Braves on Saturday night. Continue reading “Mathis’ three-point shooting lifts Lobos to victory”

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Dane Kuiper: Born to be wild

Dane Kuiper dealt with two injuries during preseason but that wasn’t going to stop him from enjoying his senior year. Scott Foreman/The Lobo Lair
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Dane Kuiper’s decision to play basketball was an easy one.

“I remember my freshman year in high school I got put in a varsity football playoff game with my brother, who was a senior at the time,” he recounted. “I saw a 6’4″, 230 lbs linebacker coming for me and I dropped the ball. I was like, ‘you know what? football isn’t really for me.’ That’s when I realized it.” Continue reading “Dane Kuiper: Born to be wild”

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Lobos dig their way out of slow offensive start to defeat Miners

New Mexico is 3-1 after defeating the UTEP Miners 84-78 on Saturday. Scott Forman/The Lobo Lair
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It took seven minutes and 37 seconds for New Mexico to find a way to score on Saturday. However, the Lobos were able to overcome the slow offensive start and pull an 84-78 victory over UTEP.

“I’d be lying if I said I love where we are at, but we are winning,” said UNM head coach Paul Weir. “This was a game that a year ago, quite frankly, we lost. There is growth in that regard. Hopefully we’ll continue to grow from here as the season progresses.” Continue reading “Lobos dig their way out of slow offensive start to defeat Miners”

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