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The University of New Mexico Lobos and the New Mexico State University Aggies will renew their men’s basketball rivalry again tonight.
The Lobos will travel to Las Cruces to take on the Aggies at the Pan American Center in the first of their home-and-home annual series for this season.
The rivalry between the two schools is the oldest for both and among the oldest in the nation. This is the 211th meeting between UNM and NMSU, with the Lobos holding a 115-95 edge.
Recently, the rivalry has been dominated by the Lobos (5-1), who have won 10 of their last 11 meetings, including five straight wins in Las Cruces.
Heading in, the Lobos have won two in a row, including a 73-66 victory over the San Diego Toreros Saturday night in Albuquerque. In that game, guard Kendall Williams scored 28 points and former Hillltopper Alex Kirk finished with 21 points and 11 rebounds, his sixth double-double of the season.
The Aggies (7-2), however, will be one of the toughest teams the Lobos have faced. The Aggies are off to their best start in the Marvin Menzies era and their best start since 2002 under legendary coach Lou Henson.
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