Buzzer beaters were there for the New Mexico at the end of the second and third quarter. But the Lobos did not get the one when they needed it most—at the end of the game.

New Mexico (15-13, 10-7 MW) fell to Wyoming (19-8, 11-5 MW) in the closing seconds, 60-58, on Saturday afternoon at WisePies Arena.

Head coach Mike Bradbury seemed visibly upset and kept his answer short and simple when asked why his team lost to Wyoming, saying it was his team’s inability to score on open opportunities.

“Same old song,” Bradbury said. “When they got open shots, they make them. When we get open shots, we miss them... it's the same old thing.”


Two heavyweights stood toe-to-toe and traded shots all the way into the final round, but the slugfest didn’t occur in a boxing ring, rather on a baseball diamond in Dallas, Texas.

New Mexico (4-1) made it to the final bell and emerged as the winner, outlasting No. 23 Dallas Baptist (4-2) to take a 6-5 victory on Saturday afternoon.

The Lobos landed the first blow, scoring in the top half of the first inning. UNM’s Luis Gonzalez laid down a bunt to the third base side to open the game and advanced to second base after a throwing error by DBU pitcher Trevor Conn.

A pitching duel took place between the New Mexico Lobos and the Dallas Baptist Patriots on Friday evening, but the Lobos ended up with the short end of the stick and fell 5-2 in the first of a three-game series.

New Mexico (3-1) struck out 12 batters, but Dallas Baptist (4-1) made the most out of the nine hits it was able to muster.

Lobo starting pitcher Tyler Stevens had a decent outing, accounted for eight of the nine strikeouts.

With two matches remaining in the regular season, the Lobos are still fighting for a first-round bye that would take them straight to the Mountain West Tournament quarterfinals.

On Saturday afternoon, the UNM men’s basketball will take on the Wyoming Cowboys, a team that the Lobos already defeated once this season.

“The ‘next ones’ are running out. We are sitting 9-7...lost two in a row,” said UNM head coach Craig Neal. “We’re looking forward to our trip to Wyoming.”

Both teams hold the same overall record of 16-12, but New Mexico’s 9-7 in-conference record has outpaced the 6-9 record of Wyoming in Mountain West play.


Men's Tennis: Lobos to host UTSA and NMSU in first home matches

After picking up wins against BYU, Nebraska and Utah in last week’s trip to Utah, the Lobos will be hoping to continue their recent run of form in their first home matches.

New Mexico (4-5) will play both the University of Texas at San Antonio and New Mexico State on Saturday.

All of the matches for the UNM men’s tennis have been and will be away from home this season.The Lobos are scheduled to have just four more home matches after this weekend, which will be played against Northern Arizona, Fresno State, UNLV and San Diego State.

After playing three intense matches in the previous weekend in Utah, the Lobos likely needed a week to recover and prepare for the two matches on Saturday. When asked about the fitness of the team, UNM head coach Ben Dunbar said his team is in top shape and prepared for a heavy schedule.

Women's Basketball: Lobos aim for win on "senior day" in final regular season home game

The New Mexico women’s basketball team has a chance to improve its place in the conference standings, as the team hosts Wyoming in its final home game of the season on "senior day."

The Lobos (15-12, 10-6 MW) had an opportunity to knock off the best team in the league, but came up just short against Colorado State on Wednesday, losing 58-55.

The loss has UNM sitting in fourth place in the Mountain West standings, but Wyoming is just a half-game ahead, and a win could improve the seeding for New Mexico in the upcoming conference tournament.

Wyoming (18-8, 10-5 MW) took round one between the schools earlier in the season, defeating New Mexico 68-52 in Laramie, Wyoming on Jan. 21.

Women's Tennis: Team looks to build off first win of season in Arizona

The New Mexico women’s tennis team picked up its first win last weekend, and the team will have two opportunities to build on that success.

The Lobos (1-5) finally notched with number one last Saturday, coming from behind after losing the double point to defeat Wisconsin, 5-2.

New Mexico will open up competition on Friday against Cincinnati (5-3). The Bearcats appeared to have found their stride after winning three straight matches, but fell by a score of 5-2 on Feb. 18 to Michigan State.

Cincinnati has shined at the No. 2 position, where Kelly Poggensee-Wei has put up a stellar 7-1 mark. The team seems to be dangerous one through six, but that may not be something New Mexico will concern itself with.

Baseball: Lobos to do battle with Dallas Baptist this weekend

The University of New Mexico baseball team will be continuing its season on the road as travel to Dallas Baptist for a three-game weekend series beginning Friday evening.

The Lobos (3-0) started out the season with a three-game series sweep of the defending American East Conference champion Binghamton at home. The Lobos outscored Binghamton 29-12 over those games, in a season-starting sweep that marked the best start for the Lobos since starting 7-0 in 2008 — the year head coach Ray Birmingham took the helm.

Women's Basketball: Lobos miss game-tying shot in heartbreaker against CSU

The Lobos had one last opportunity that could have sent Wednesday night’s game into overtime, but the shot was off the mark as New Mexico fell on the road in a nail-biter to Colorado State, 58-55.

For the second time in three games, redshirt junior guard Alex Lapeyrolerie had to heave a last-second shot to win or tie the game after the team gave up a basket in the final seconds. But the Lobos were on the losing end both times.

The loss dropped the Lobos to 15-12 overall and 11-5 in the Mountain West conference, while the Rams (21-6, 13-2 MW) clinched a share of the MW title for a fourth straight season.

Track and Field: New Mexico hopes strong performances at MW Championship lead to NCAA berths

After a week of rest for most of its athletes, the New Mexico indoor track and field squad returns to action at Mountain West Indoor Championships this Thursday.

The three-day meet will take place at the Albuquerque Convention Center, where UNM has hosted its past four home meets.

“There are very good teams out there,” UNM head coach Joe Franklin said in an interview. “I would expect (the men of) Colorado State to win the championship.”

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