For the first time this season, the UNM women’s basketball team will take the floor at the Pit for two home games as they welcome Colorado State on March 4-5 for the final two-game series of the season.
Both games will be played at 5 p.m. and broadcast on the Mountain West Network, according to UNM Athletics.
Sitting at a 12-3 record, a sweep of the series would catapult UNM into the top seed for the upcoming Mountain West Conference tournament — a favorable position for the team if they hope to take home the championship.
The MWC tournament will take place March 7-10 at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, with a potential bid to the NCAA tournament on the line.
The Lobos have been road warriors for the entire 2020-21 campaign up to this point due to the New Mexico public health order preventing them from playing any home games in-state.
Head coach Mike Bradbury said it’s been a difficult season for the Lobos as well as other collegiate sports programs who’ve fought through pandemic-related turmoil.
“This whole season’s tough — it’s tough for everybody, not just us,” Bradbury said.
This will be the first collegiate basketball game played in the Pit since the men’s team played on Feb. 29, 2020 against Utah State.
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