Latest New Mexico Lobos men's basketball News

Minnesota off hook for buyout of Pitino, now at New Mexico

Apr. 08, 2021 00:58 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota does not owe a buyout payment to former basketball coach Richard Pitino for his dismissal, according to the separation agreement provided Wednesday by the university. Pitino was fired March 15. He was hired at New...

Pitino takes over at New Mexico, looks to revitalize Lobos

Mar. 18, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Richard Pitino is barely taking over at New Mexico and he's already fielding a challenge for his Lobos. The would-be opponent is Iona, the program coached by Pitino's father, Rick. “When I got the job, I got a text right...

Thistlewood lifts Colorado St. over New Mexico 87-73

Mar. 04, 2021 15:19 PM EST

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Adam Thistlewood had a career-high 27 points as Colorado State defeated New Mexico 87-73 on Wednesday night. Thistlewood shot 11 for 13 from the field, including 5 of 7 on 3-pointers. Kendle Moore had 17 points for...

Air Force ends 10-game losing streak, beats New Mexico 62-55

Feb. 24, 2021 22:15 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Joseph Octave scored 18 points, A.J. Walker had 16, and Air Force beat New Mexico 62-55 on Wednesday night to snap a 10-game losing streak. Nikc Jackson, Ameka Akaya, and Chris Joyce added eight points apiece for Air Force (5-17, 3-15...

Maluach scores 22 to lead New Mexico past Air Force 73-65

Feb. 22, 2021 23:59 PM EST

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — Makuach Maluach had 22 points as New Mexico defeated Air Force 73-65 on Monday night. Valdir Manuel had 14 points for New Mexico (6-13, 2-13 Mountain West Conference), which ended its five-game losing streak. Bayron Matos added 13 points...

Maldonado lifts Wyoming over New Mexico 79-67

Feb. 19, 2021 23:47 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Hunter Maldonado recorded 14 points and 16 rebounds to lift Wyoming to a 79-67 win over New Mexico on Friday night. Marcus Williams had 15 points for Wyoming (12-9, 6-8 Mountain West Conference). Kwane Marble II added 15 points. Graham Ike...

Williams carries Wyoming over New Mexico 83-74 in OT

Feb. 17, 2021 22:47 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Marcus Williams had 17 points to lead six Wyoming players in double figures as the Cowboys beat New Mexico 83-74 in overtime on Wednesday night. New Mexico's Javonte Johnson made a 3-pointer with 29 seconds left in regulation, and later...

Ballard scores 16 to lead Fresno St. over New Mexico 65-55

Jan. 30, 2021 21:34 PM EST

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Junior Ballard had 16 points as Fresno State got past New Mexico 65-55 on Saturday. Ballard shot 4 for 6 on 3-pointers. Deon Stroud had 13 points and seven rebounds for Fresno State (7-6, 5-6 Mountain West Conference), which...

San Jose St. tops New Mexico 83-71

Jan. 23, 2021 16:36 PM EST

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Sebastian Mendoza, Jalen Dalcourt, Ralph Agee and Trey Smith scored 16 points apiece and San Jose State defeated New Mexico 83-71 on Saturday. Agee also grabbed seven rebounds and Dalcourt six. Valdir Manuel scored a...

Maluach carries New Mexico over San Jose St. 67-51

Jan. 21, 2021 18:27 PM EST

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Makuach Maluach had a season-high 25 points as New Mexico defeated San Jose State 67-51 on Thursday. The game was played at the home of Dixie State due to COVID-19 concerns in New Mexico. The lobos have been based in St. George, Utah, since...