• Lobos stunned by Grand Canyon
    The Grand Canyon University Antelopes hit some timely 3-pointers Tuesday night to upset the University of New Mexico Lobos in Phoenix. The Antelopes (7-7) shot 50 percent from behind the circle as they knocked off the Lobos 68-65. That loss snapped UNM’s 5-game win streak. “They played with much more urgency than we did,” UNM coach Craig Neal said. “That’s my fault. They (the Lobos) think they’re better than they are, and we can’t play the last five minutes like we should’ve played the whole game and expect to win. … That’s part of being a new team.” UNM (8-4) made just 8 field goals in the first half. The team was paced by Hugh Greenwood’s 20 points.
  • UNM sweeps its rivalry series
    The University of New Mexico Lobo men’s basketball team pulled off a sweep of its in-state rival, New Mexico State University, with a 2-point win Saturday. The Lobos led by 10 points at the break and held on despite a second half comeback attempt to win 69-67 at the Pan Am Center in Las Cruces. The Lobos won the first contest handily between the two, that coming Dec. 3 in Albuquerque. Deshawn Delaney again led the Lobos with 17 points and Obij Aget put in 12 for the Lobos, who won their fifth straight contest, a streak that started with the win over NMSU earlier this month. NMSU, which is without three starters, including star point guard Daniel Mullings, slipped to 4-8 with the loss. It did bounce back for a win Monday, but that came against Northern New Mexico, which plays in the NAIA. The Lobos (8-3) will play Grand Canyon tonight in Phoenix.
  • Ski Report 12-23-14
    Angel Fire 26-inch base. 4 inches of new snow reported. 53 trails and 7 lifts open. Pajarito 13-inch base. 4 inches of new snow reported. Will open when conditions permit. Red River 20-inch base. 1 inch of new snow reported. 20 trails and 5 lifts open. Sandia Peak 8-inch base. 2 inches of new snow reported. Will open when conditions permit. Sipapu 29-inch base. 5 inches of new snow reported. 32 trails and 5 lifts open. Ski Apache 25-inch base. No new snow reported. 4 trails and 3 lifts open. Ski Santa Fe 41-inch base. 5 inches of new snow reported. 63 trails and 7 lifts open. Taos 37-inch base. 2 inches of new snow reported. 60 trails and 14 lifts open. Angel Fire Nordic 8-inch base. No new snow reported. 5 trails open. Chama XC 25-inch base. No new snow reported. Enchanted Forest 12-inch base. 2 inches of new snow reported. 28 trails open. Valles Caldera 3-inch base. Will open when conditions permit.
  • Friday's basketball scores
    Boys basketball Alamogordo 60, Deming 55 Albuquerque High 55, Eldorado 39 Artesia 79, Ruidoso 42 Atrisco Heritage 69, La Cueva 64 Carlsbad 54, Las Cruces 50 Cleveland 74, Valley 47 Clovis 71, Portales 63 Del Norte 63, Valencia 59 Española Valley 74, Robertson 57 Gallup 75, Piedra Vista 50 Goddard 70, Chaparral 37 Hobbs 77, Lovington 63 Santa Fe 60, St. Michael’s 58 West Mesa 53, Manzano 36 Wingate 73, Crownpoint 55 Farmington 90, Navajo Pine 31 Ben Lujan Invite Santa Fe Indian 59, Monte del Sol 55 Socorro 65, Tularosa 61 Laguna-Acoma 56, Silver 51 Pojoaque 51, Mora 45 Girls basketball
  • New Mexico Bowl outlook
    Utah State (9-4, 6-2 Mountain West) vs. UTEP (7-5, 5-3 C-USA), 2:20 p.m. ET, (ESPN) Line: Utah State by 10 Series Record: Utah State, 2-0 WHAT'S AT STAKE Utah State is a win away from notching its third straight bowl victory for the first time in school history. The Aggies are 3-5 in bowl games and have made the postseason for four straight years. The Miners are seeking their first bowl game victory since 1967 and are coming off their first winning season since 2005. KEY MATCHUP UTEP's rushing offense versus Utah State's rushing defense. The Miners have 2,552 yards rushing and 27 touchdowns on the ground this season and have rushed for an average of 212.7 yards per game. Utah State ranks 26th in the nation in rushing defense. The Aggies also have forced 29 turnovers in their last 12 games. PLAYERS TO WATCH Utah State: Brothers Zach and Nick Vigil, both linebackers, have combined for 181 tackles. Senior Zach Vigil is tied at 12th nationally in tackles for loss with 11.2 per game. Sophomore Nick Vigil is tied for fifth nationally in forced fumbles with .42 per game.
  • Fishing Report 12-19-14
  • 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.