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  • State basketball scores 12-17-14
    Boys Academy for Technology and The Classics 90, NMSD 47 Carlsbad 56, Goddard 43 Española Valley 57, Santa Fe 56 Eunice 56, Tatum 38 Farmington 63, Durango, Colo. 37 Oñate 44, EP El Dorado, Texas 42 Piedra Vista 57, Shiprock 56 Red Valley-Cove, Ariz. 63, Shiprock Northwest 34 Ruidoso 59, Tularosa 48 Socorro 44, Los Lunas 43 Texico 68, Melrose 64 Tucumcari 45, Portales 39 Valencia 53, Moriarty 49 Girls Aztec 40, Bayfield, Colo. 24 Bloomfield 70, Cuba 39 Canyon, Texas 42, Portales 28 Deming 43, Centennial 41 Española Valley 51, Valencia 41 Gadsden 63, Silver 32 Miyamura 37, Belen 33 Morenci, Ariz. 61, Lordsburg 57 Navajo Pine 56, Newcomb 23 Onate 46, Chaparral 26 Raton 53, Trinidad, Colo. 7 Santa Fe Indian 57, Taos 40 Shiprock Northwest 66, Red Valley-Cove, Ariz. 42 St. Michael’s 46, Bernalillo 41 Tatum 55, Eunice 43 Texico 50, Melrose 33 Trinidad, Colo. 53, Raton 7 Tularosa 74, Ruidoso 54
  • Lobos come back to top Aggies
    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Deshawn Delaney had a career-high 22 points with seven rebounds, helping New Mexico recover from an early 13-point deficit to beat down-state rival New Mexico State 62-47 on Wednesday night. Devon Williams added 13 points for New Mexico (4-3). Remi Barry led the Aggies (3-5) with 13 points, and Daniel Mullings added 10 and nine rebounds. New Mexico State used an early 8-0 run to go up 14-4, then extended that to 23-10 when Mullings’ 3-pointer capped a 7-0 run midway through the first half to build a 23-10 lead, it’s largest of the game. Although New Mexico struggled early with foul trouble to its interior players, it began to rally after going to a zone that consistently forced turnovers. The Aggies finished with 20 turnovers — equaling a season high — which led to 27 New Mexico points. Consecutive layups from Williams sparked a 19-3 Lobos’ run that put them in front 29-26. Hugh Greenwood and Delaney, who had 14 points in the first half, each scored five in the surge. New Mexico finished off the half by scoring the final five points and opened the second half with a 6-2 run to build a 40-30 lead. New Mexico State never got closer than eight the rest of the way.
  • WisePies secures Pit's naming rights
    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — One of college basketball’s most beloved arenas is changing names. The Pit, the official designation of which is University Arena, will now be called the WisePies Arena. WisePies Pizza & Salad, a local restaurant chain, donated $5 million to the University of New Mexico to secure the naming rights for The Pit for the next 10 years. The chain’s name and logo will appear on signs outside the arena, on the court and on tickets. The donation is the largest cash gift ever given to the athletic department. The money will be used to pay off debt on the arena’s $60 million renovation done in 2010. “From the time we first discussed the potential renovation of The Pit, we talked about the need for state and private support to make the renovation a reality,” athletic director Paul Krebs said. The Pit has been one of college basketball’s iconic buildings since opening in 1966, often categorized with Duke’s Cameron Indoor Stadium, Kansas’ Allen Fieldhouse and Pennsylvania’s Palestra among arenas with the best atmosphere. Its subterranean design sets the playing floor 37 feet below street level, helping make The Pit one of loudest and most difficult places to play in the country.
  • Lobos, Aggies meet for first time Wednesday
    The University of New Mexico Lobo men’s basketball team will square off against the New Mexico State University Aggies for the first round of their home-and-home fight Wednesday night. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. at The Pit. So far this season, neither team has gotten off to a sterling start and both will be looking to rebound from recent losses. UNM was humbled by the USC Trojans Sunday, falling at home 66-54. UNM was held to just a 20-percent shooting performance from the floor in the second half. For the Aggies, they were downed at Wyoming Saturday night, 78-75, in Laramie. The Aggies trailed by double-digits early but battled back and actually took a 1-point lead with 4:31 to play. NMSU is 3-4 on the season, while UNM is 3-3.  
  • Fishing Report 11-28-14
    Northwest
  • Lobos close out season at home
    The University of New Mexico Lobo football team will finish off its 2014 season Saturday afternoon in Albuquerque. UNM will take on the Wyoming Cowboys at 1 p.m. Saturday at University Stadium. The Lobos were hoping to get their ship righted this season, the third under head coach Bob Davie, but will finish at least four games under .500 this season. The Lobos weren’t able to make much of a dent in terms of trying to catch up with the rest of the teams in the Mountain division of the Mountain West conference, losing by 38 points last weekend at division-leading Colorado State. However, they will have a chance to end on a good note, as the Cowboys have struggled this year and are just slot ahead of the Lobos in the division standings. This weekend is also Toys for Tots weekend. Fans can get discounted tickets at any UNM event by donating a toy for underprivileged kids.
  • Ski Report 11-26-14
    Angel Fire 20-inch base. No new snow reported. Scheduled to open Dec. 12. Pajarito 3-inch base. No new snow reported. Will open when conditions permit. Red River 20-inch base. 2 inches of new snow reported. 2 trails and 3 lifts open. Sandia Peak No base report. Scheduled to open Dec. 20. Sipapu 22-inch base. No new snow reported. 12 trails and 5 lifts open. Ski Apache 24-inch base. No new snow reported. Scheduled to open Friday. Ski Santa Fe 7-inch base. 1 inch of new snow reported. Scheduled to open Dec. 6. Taos 36-inch base. 12 inches of new snow reported. Scheduled to open Friday. Angel Fire Nordic No base report. No new snow reported. Chama Cross-Country 17-inch base. No new snow reported. Open for the season. Enchanted Forest No base report. No new snow reported. Valles Caldera No base report. No new snow reported.  
  • Tuesday's prep scores
    Boys basketball Albuquerque High 77, Rio Rancho 62 Belen 56, Socorro 40 Cleveland 72, Highland 52 East Mountain 58, Bosque School 55 Gadsden 59, Alamogordo 42 Gallup 68, Del Norte 63 Goddard 80, Ruidoso 37 Grants 61, Farmington 59 Hatch Valley 72, Animas 29 Manzano 44, Moriarty 38 Sandia 66, Volcano Vista 55 Santa Fe 72, Rio Grande 61 Shiprock 63, San Juan Blanding, Utah 59 Tierra Encantada 42, Wagon Mound 39 West Mesa 68, Sandia Prep 45 Girls basketball Alamogordo 48, Gadsden 37 Albuquerque Academy 48, Capital 27 Albuquerque High 52, Rio Rancho 39 Belen 66, Socorro 25 Cleveland 49, Highland 31 Corona 53, Cloudcroft 22 Coronado 58, Mayfield 57 East Mountain 58, Bosque School 55, OT Elida 70, Dora 38 Gallup 79, Del Norte 39 Goddard 65, Ruidoso 34 Grants 61, Farmington 59 Maxwell 51, Menaul 3 Moriarty 39, Manzano 25 Pecos 56, Estancia 34 Sandia Prep 54, West Mesa 17 Santa Fe 61, Rio Grande 15 Tucumcari 40, Floyd 23 Valencia 61, St. Pius 53 Volcano Vista 68, Sandia 33  
  • Lobos ink three new players
    ALBUQUERQUE — The University of New Mexico Lobo men’s basketball head coach Craig Neal is ready to welcome three future Lobos who signed their national letters of intent Wednesday. High school prospects Jordan Hunter (Beaumont, Texas), Dane Kuiper (Tempe, Arizona) and Anthony Mathis (West Linn, Oregon) have all pledged to join the Lobos as freshmen beginning in the 2015-16 season. Hunter was an all-district performer for the Ozen Panthers as a sophomore after averaging 14 points per game. As a junior, Hunter was the Texas 20-4A District Offensive Player of the Year. Hunter had a 28-point performance against top-ranked Houston team Fort Bend Bush. Kuiper will come to Albuquerque as the Arizona Republic’s top high school player in the state of Arizona for the 2015 recruiting class. The Alaska transplant transferred to Corona del Sol High School before his junior season. In his first season in Tempe, Kuiper helped guide the Aztecs to a third consecutive state title. Kuiper was listed as a top 100 national prospect by HoopScoopOnline.com, as was Mathis Mathis was a 6A all-state selection as a junior and helped guide the Lions to a 24-4 mark in their state championship season.
  • UNM has plenty of question marks
    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — There are no catchy mottos and no inspirational slogans to mark this season for the New Mexico Lobos. Bereft of three of the top players to have donned a New Mexico uniform, second-year coach Craig Neal is trying to mold a winner from what is largely a collection of newcomers and seldom-used holdovers. “When you’re going to play five new guys and you have nine new guys in your program, it’s a different deal,” Neal said. “Last year’s team, I took over a well-oiled machine that we were just trying to keep it going in the right direction.” It is quite a different deal this season as New Mexico tries to replace guard Kendall Williams, the program’s fifth-leading scorer, power forward Cameron Bairstow, who averaged 20.4 points and 7.4 rebounds and 7-foot post Alex Kirk, a redshirt junior who left school and signed with Cleveland. “We had a lot of veteran players back,” Neal said of his rookie coaching season. “We had some really, really good players. I had my whole coaching staff. This year’s team is like I went somewhere that was not very successful, like I went somewhere else. I had to get new players. I had to get a new (assistant) coach. I have a new strength coach.”