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Keith McGee x San José State
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Lobos bounce back, remain undefeated at home

If ever the Lobos men’s basketball team needed a morale-boosting win, Tuesday night’s home tilt against San José State was it. With the 86-59 victory, UNM improved to 16-5 on the season. Despite the recent uncertainty clouding the program, the Lobos are still clinging to a 13-0 record at home, its best start during the Mountain West era.


Lobo freshman point guard Corina Carter x Colorado State
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Lady Lobos secure 73-62 win over Colorado State

The University of New Mexico women’s basketball team (11-8, 2-4 MW) hosted the Colorado State Rams (8-9, 2-4 MW) at home on Jan. 15 in a-must win game for each team. The game was driven by a burst of third quarter offense from UNM and a lights-out performance from redshirt senior guard Aisia Robertson.


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US soccer star Hope Solo coming to UNM

A key figurehead in the United States women’s soccer team’s fight for equal pay is coming to the University of New Mexico. Hope Solo, whose 16-year goalkeeping career with the USWNT included a World Cup trophy and two Olympic gold medals, will lead a Q&A session at SUB Ballrooms A&B on Monday, Jan. 27 at 6:30 p.m. Her talk centers around one question: "Are sports serving American girls and women well?"


JaQuan Lyle x Colorado State University, Jan. 15, 2020
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Lobos humbled in blowout loss to Colorado State

Maybe the first half of the Lobos' 2019 season was just a flash in the pan. Maybe the University of New Mexico's sagging defensive philosophy just isn't suited for the modern game. Or maybe it was both, as the Lobos (15-4, 4-2 MW) could only watch as Colorado State (12-7, 3-3 MW) caught fire from beyond the arc, hitting 19 of 28 attempts (67.9%) before the final buzzer, handing UNM a 105-72 loss on Jan. 15 at Moby Arena.


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Two men's basketball players suspended

Everything was going right for the University of New Mexico men's basketball team — until it wasn't. Unfortunately for head coach Paul Weir and the UNM Athletics Department, one of the best seasons in recent memory has been largely overshadowed by a litany of recent criminal investigations. The team’s sterling 6-1 record since Dec. 14 and overall 15-3 season has been starkly juxtaposed against a backdrop of criminal sexual penetration and battery allegations, a DWI arrest and a lawsuit filed by a player against the school.


The Setonian
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Jackson, Lyle run the show as UNM harness Fresno State 78-64

Notwithstanding the closer-than-desirable nature of many of UNM's games thus far, the Lobos have run up a perfect 11-0 home start to their 2019-2020 season, good enough for the best such record at the Pit since near the end of the Ritchie McKay era in 2005-2006 (a 12-0 home streak put to rest by BYU on Feb. 1, 2006).


The Setonian
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Aztecs crush Central Michigan for New Mexico Bowl title

The 14th edition of the New Mexico Bowl was like most football games at Dreamstyle Stadium in 2019: a blowout. However, instead of a University of New Mexico meltdown, the thrashing came via a Central Michigan Chippewas collapse as the San Diego State Aztecs claimed a 48-11 victory on Dec. 21 in front of a modest announced crowd of 18,823.


Vante Hendrix x UC-Davis
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Lobos best UC-Davis: Undefeated at the Pit

Fresh off a week-long break, the University of New Mexico men’s basketball team (13-2, 2-0 MW) took on the University of California-Davis (5-10, 0-0 Big West) on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 29, coming away with a 74-69 victory. With the win, UNM improved to 10-0 at home, maintaining the lofty reputation of Dreamstyle Arena, better known as the Pit.


Eddie Nuñez addresses reporters after BoR meeting
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Davie's buyout nears $1 million

After an eight-year tenure as the head coach of the University of New Mexico football team, Bob Davie and Athletics Director Eddie Nuñez "mutually agreed to part ways" on Nov. 25. Davie will leave more than fresh memories of a woeful 2-10 season behind — he’ll also head out the door with a $825,000 severance check. The Board of Regents approved a contract buyout on Tuesday, Dec. 10 that will burn a nearly million dollar-sized hole in the University’s pocket over the course of 30 months. Nuñez confirmed the buyout to reporters following a closed-door session with the Regents


The Setonian
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Lobo basketball wrangles up Wyoming, leads Mountain West

The University of New Mexico men’s basketball team (9-2, 2-0 MWC) traveled to Laramie on Saturday afternoon to face the University of Wyoming (3-7, 0-2 MWC), recording a 79-65 victory and preserving their undefeated record in conference play.  The Lobos dominated around the rim Saturday, outscoring Wyoming 44-24 in the paint and out-rebounding the Cowboys 47-29. Thanks in part to senior forward Carlton Bragg’s early foul trouble, Corey Manigault recorded nine first-half points to go with four rebounds.


The Setonian
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Women's basketball loses in overtime at Boise State

The University of New Mexico women’s basketball team (6-2) met their match in a tight game against Boise State (5-4) last night, losing 82-83 in overtime.  During Thanksgiving weekend, the Lobos played in a small tournament in Cancun, Mexico. UNM beat Missouri 71-68 but ended up losing to #23 West Virginia 60-73. Coming out of that loss, the New Mexico women traveled to Idaho to play the mountain west opponents. 


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Lyle catches fire as Lobos escape in conference opener

The University of New Mexico men’s basketball team (8-2, 1-0 MWC) triumphed 80-78 Wednesday night against Boise State (4-3, 0-1 MWC), now having recorded a victory in their conference opener for the ninth consecutive season. Boise State got off to a hot start from the field, shooting 9-for-11 in the game’s opening minutes, including an opening 8-0 run. For much of the first half, UNM played catch-up, managing just 24 seconds with the lead in the first half.


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Holm hosts IncredAble workout

Local celebrity and UFC fighter Holly Holm hosted a workout training for her Albuquerque community on Nov. 23, benefiting IncredAble Adaptive MMA at the Jackson Wink MMA Academy. According to IncredAble’s website, their mission is to "empower and provide youth and teens, who experience a variety of environmental, physical and cognitive challenges with the skills and benefits of Mixed Martial Arts." The class cost $40 to attend, and all of the proceeds went toward funding the program.


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Davie's last game delivers ninth consecutive loss for Lobos

The University of New Mexico’s football team lost it's final game of the Bob Davie era, falling to Utah State, 38-25. The loss extended the Lobo losing streak to nine consecutive games, finishing off their 2019 season. Before the game began, the 21 seniors leaving the program were honored with a ceremony. This included a brief moment of silence in memory of Nahje Flowers, the Lobo defenseman who took his own life in November.


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Bragg carries Lobos to win at home against Montana

A huge 20-point, 14-rebound double-double from senior forward Carlton Bragg proved to be the difference in the University of New Mexico men’s basketball (7-2) team’s 72-63 triumph over the University of Montana Grizzlies (3-5) on Sunday afternoon. With the win, UNM improved to 7-2 and maintained their perfect record at home going into the start of conference play later this week. UNM’s shooting struggles continued Sunday as the Lobos shot just 43.1% (22-for-51) from the field and 62.9% from the line (22-for-35), including a nine-minute stretch in the first half where UNM failed to record a good field goal.


The Setonian
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Lobo basketball finishes third in Roman Legends Classic

For the University of New Mexico men’s basketball team (6-2, 0-0 MWC), this week’s Roman Legends Classic told a tale of redemption.  After getting routed by the 18th-ranked Auburn Tigers 84-59 Monday night, the Lobos bounced back Tuesday and locked down the Wisconsin Badgers 59-50 while securing their first win over a Power 5 conference team since 2012.


UNM's head football coach Bob Davie walks out onto Branch Field. Davie has agreed to a two-year extension with UNM that will last through 2021.
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Davie's out

The University of New Mexico Athletic Director Eddie Nunez announced on Monday that head coach Bob Davie will be “parting ways” from the UNM football team at the conclusion of the 2019 season. "After meeting with Coach Davie this morning, we both agree that the time has come for a new direction for our football program," Nuñez said in a press release issued on Monday afternoon. "I'm appreciative of the work that coach Davie has done at UNM." The parting of ways comes after another unsuccessful season for the football program. The Lobos overall record is 2-9 with a losing streak of eight of those games after Saturday’s loss against Air Force (44-22).


The Setonian
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Women's basketball undefeated through five games

On Tuesday, the University of New Mexico (5-0) played its fifth game at the University of Texas at El Paso (3-1). After a heated first quarter, the Lobos broke ahead and kept their distance to win the game 93-78 at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso.  The win continued the Lobo’s undefeated title after the UNM women brought down New Mexico  State University over the weekend. The team defeated their Aggie rivals 86-67 with Jaedyn De La Cerda dominating in shooting for the Lobos. De La Cerda sunk 26 points and left the court with the most assists of anyone in the game.


The Setonian
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Weir notches first win against former team in Rio Grade Rivalry

Fresh off their first loss of the season Thursday night to UTEP, the University of New Mexico men’s basketball team (5-1, 0-0 MWC) bounced back with a last-minute 78-77 win against in-state rival New Mexico State University (2-3). A pair of late free throws by senior forward Carlton Bragg sealed UNM’s victory in a battle between the state’s only Division I programs.  Thursday night’s matchup brought all the usual Rio Grande rivalry drama, with seven ties and 12 lead changes throughout the close contest. Neither team held a double-digit lead during the entirety of the game. 


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Lobo men's basketball suffers first loss of season at UTEP

The University of New Mexico men’s basketball team suffered their first loss of the season to the University of Texas-El Paso Miners in their first away game of the season — going down 66-63.  UNM’s (3-1, 0-0 MWC) highly-touted offense sputtered against UTEP (4-0, 0-0 CUSA), scoring just 63 points after averaging over 90 points per game on the season. UNM’s offense got off to a slow start and faced a 10-1 deficit after ten unanswered UTEP points. This came just a game after the Lobos defeated McNeese State 14-4 last Saturday. 

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