The University of New Mexico men's basketball team got off to a good start on its three-game trip away from home, but went sideways in a hurry en route to getting thumped by New Mexico State and St. Mary's.

New Mexico (4-3) will hope to right the ship now that it is back in the friendly confines of Dreamstyle Arena aka The Pit, hosting the Colorado Buffaloes in the first of a four-game home stand.

Students often find it difficult to attend college and balance priorities — and student-athletes make it that much more challenging when they decide to throw playing a sport into the mix.

Muñoz, who decided to pursue communication as a major while minoring in marketing said she knew right away that the University of New Mexico was the right fit for her.

It looked very much in doubt about midway through the first quarter, but the University of New Mexico women's basketball team turned up the defensive intensity to shift things in its favor and won its fifth straight game by taking down UTEP at Dreamstyle Arena on Wednesday.

New Mexico (6-1) was down early, struggling to take care of the ball and, even when it was able to do so, couldn't seem to put the ball in the hoop.

UTEP had no such trouble.

Chants of “Judas” and “You’re a sellout” filled the air of the Pan American Center in Las Cruces on Tuesday evening.

Other ill-natured chants about the University of New Mexico men’s basketball team filled the air, too.

Inevitably, the negativity directed at UNM and its head coach had a grueling effect on the outcome of the game: A 100-65 thrashing on the road courtesy of rival New Mexico State.

It was the largest margin of victory in the series since a 37-point win from UNM more than 50 years ago.

Women's Basketball: Lobos prepare to take on UTEP

The University of New Mexico women’s basketball team will look to build on its four game winning streak when it welcomes the UTEP Miners to town on Wednesday at 7 p.m..

The Miners are 2-5 on the season and have lost five straight, most recently at home to Arkansas State last Saturday. However, those five losses have come by a combined 14 points, including losing by one on Saturday. It’s the first time in program history that the team has lost five straight games by five points or less. The Miners have already played New Mexico State, the one common opponent between the two this year, and lost by five at home, the first game of the losing streak

Women's Basketball: Lobos win big over the Aggies

The New Mexico Lobos cruised to an easy victory over New Mexico State on Saturday at Dreamstyle Arena behind a big first half run in a game that finished 83-58.

The Lobos played probably their most complete half of basketball of the season in the first half against the Aggies. Things were close early on, until the Lobos put together an impressive 17-point scoring run that saw NMSU held scoreless for over seven minutes of game action and build a 20 point lead that set up the rest of the game.

“I thought from about the five minute mark in the first quarter until about five minutes left in the second quarter, defensively we were really good and converted down there in transition” head coach Mike Bradbury said.

Men’s Basketball: Lobos head to Cruces to face NMSU

The University of New Mexico men’s basketball team will head to Las Cruces on Tuesday evening to face in-state rival, New Mexico State.

It’s the second meeting between the two teams this season, as the Aggies (6-1) defeated UNM (4-1) at the Pit on Nov. 17, 98-94, behind a big night from AJ Harris. He led his team with 31 points and made all six of his 3-point attempts.

Men's Basketball: Lobos improve to 4-1 with road win over Bradley

The University of New Mexico men’s basketball team collected another win thanks, in part, to some sharp-shooting from the 3-point line.

Senior guard Anthony Mathis poured in seven 3-pointers en route to scoring a game-high 23 points to lead his Lobos to an 85-75 victory over the Bradley Braves on Saturday evening.

New Mexico entered the game as the second-best 3-point shooting team in the nation, hitting at a 47.9 percent clip. That percentage took a hit, but UNM made good on 12 of its attempts from long range.

Women's Basketball: Lobos to host Aggies for early bragging rights

The University of New Mexico women’s basketball team will look to build off an upset win over the Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday, Dec. 1 as they take on the New Mexico State Aggies in the first of two matchups between the teams at Dreamstyle Arena — The Pit at 2 p.m..

The Aggies are 4-1 so far this season, with the team’s only loss coming against Abilene Christian on Nov. 20 in Las Cruces. NMSU is ranked No. 1 in the country according to the NCAA’s official RPI rankings and is the highest rated team in the Western Athletic Conference. Last time out, they secured an easy victory over Northern New Mexico, 101-51.

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