• UNM gets big MWC victory
    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico has been waiting all season for this Hugh Greenwood to show up: The Greenwood who can bomb from the outside, unclogging the interior. That Greenwood finally showed up Tuesday with five 3-pointers and a 20-point night that more than doubled his season high to help the Lobos to an 84-75 victory over Boise State. “I think we’ve always expected that when we started the season for him to shoot the ball that well,” said New Mexico coach Craig Neal. “I think he’s been so instrumental in trying to get our team together, chemistry wise.” But with an injured right wrist that kept him out of two games and hampered him in a handful others, Greenwood was not stepping up. “He’s passed up shots in the past,” Neal said. “But I think he played really free tonight. He played the way I envisioned him playing. I think he can make shots like that.” Perhaps his biggest moment came with eight minutes remaining when the Broncos (13-6, 3-3 Mountain West) had trimmed a 32-15 New Mexico (14-4, 5-1) lead in the first half to 66-59. Greenwood’s 3-pointer from the wing restored the lead to 10 points. “He was terrific tonight and made some big shots,” Neal said.
  • State Notes 01-17-14
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  • UNM loses big game in The Pit
    ALBUQUERQUE — University of New Mexico Lobo head coach Craig Neal didn’t necessarily like what he saw in The Pit Wednesday night. But Neal also didn’t like what he didn’t see. “They used to have a killer instinct in them,” Neal said of his Lobos, who dropped to 3-1 in Mountain West play after a 79-76 loss to UNLV. “They’ve lost an edge.  I can’t figure out what it is.  They (still) have it and they are going to find it. If they don’t get it back, it’s going to be a long year.” UNLV’s Runnin’ Rebels fired up the scoreboard for 46 points in the first half to grab a 46-42 lead. UNM won the second half, but only by a point, 31-30.  With the loss, UNM dropped in the Mountain West standings behind 4-0 San Diego State, while Nevada is 4-1 after a home loss to Boise State. The Lobos had the ball in the final 26 seconds, but missed three attempts from long range trying to tie the score and force overtime. The difference at the end was marginal. The Rebels needed a stop and a basket. The Lobos needed a basket and a stop. It went the way of the Rebels.
  • N.M. prep basketball scores
    Boys basketball Albuquerque Academy 66, Los Lunas 59 Bayfield, Colo. 72, Bloomfield 46 Clayton 75, Mora 71 Clovis 69, Española Valley 62 Cuba 52, Mesa Vista 41 Hondo 78, Cloudcroft 45 Kirtland Central 80, Grants 74 Piedra Vista 65, Fruita, Colo. 55 Santa Fe 56, Valencia 48 Shiprock 62, Navajo Prep 51 St. Michael’s 60, Socorro 32 St. Pius 60, Artesia 52 Pojoaque 66, Gallup 60 Girls basketball McCurdy 32, Santa Rosa 29 Mesa Vista 51, Mountainair 40 Mora 54, Clayton 49 Peñasco 42, Dulce 41 Sandia Prep 56, Ramah 52 Vaughn 47, NMSD 46 Albuquerque Academy 30, Rehoboth 27 Raton 49, Socorro 45 Santa Fe 58, Moriarty 29 Belen 58, Ignacio, Colo. 31 Grants 46, Farmington 34 Kirtland Central 46, Bloomfield 29 Shiprock 63, Fruita, Colo. 28
  • Ski Report 01-10-14
    Angel Fire 20-inch base. No new snow reported. 55 trails and 6 lifts open. Pajarito 18-inch base. No new snow reported. 1 trail and 2 lifts open. Red River 24-inch base. No new snow reported. 51 trails and 7 lifts open. Sandia Peak 17-inch base. No new snow reported. 30 trails and 4 lifts open. Santa Fe 37-inch base. No new snow reported. 72 trails and 5 lifts open. Sipapu 25-inch base. No new snow reported. 30 trails and 5 lifts open. Ski Apache 14-inch base. No new snow reported. 47 trails and 8 lifts open. Taos 35-inch base. 1 inch of new snow reported. 96 trails and 14 lifts open. Angel Fire Nordic 11-inch base. 5 runs open. Enchanted Forest 15-inch base. 33 runs open.
  • Lobos face San Jose State on the road Saturday
    The University of New Mexico Lobos will attempt to improve to 3-0 in the Mountain West Saturday, but to do so the Lobos will have to win a second straight contest on the road. UNM (11-3) will take on San Jose State Saturday night. Wednesday night, the Lobos had to survive a scare at Wyoming. The Cowboys forced overtime in Laramie, but some clutch shooting by Cleveland Thomas and a big block by Alex Kirk on the defensive end gave the Lobos a 72-69 win. The Spartans (6-9, 0-3 in MW play) will head into their contest with the Lobos off a 66-64 loss to Colorado State Wednesday night. The Spartans couldn’t take advantage of a big night from Rashad Muhammad, who dropped in 28 points against the Rams.
  • Aggies knock off Redhawks Thursday
    The New Mexico State University Aggie men’s basketball team topped Seattle University in a shootout Thursday night to improve to 2-0 in Western Athletic Conference play.
  • Aggies host WAC contest
    The New Mexico State University Aggies men’s basketball team will try to run its conference record to 2-0 when it hosts Seattle University. That game is set for tonight in Las Cruces. The Aggies (12-5), winners of five straight, opened their WAC schedule on a good note last weekend, topping Grand Canyon University. Seattle (8-6), meanwhile, dropped its WAC opener to Kansas City. Kansas City is 2-0 in the conference and is currently atop the WAC standings.
  • Lobos hold on in OT for big MW road win
    LARAMIE, Wyo. — The “way” in Laramie wasn’t exactly smooth or easy, and took an extra five minutes to find. But the University of New Mexico Lobo men’s basketball team did find a ‘way.’ The Lobos beat the Wyoming Cowboys 72-69 Wednesday night in Laramie, needing overtime to do it. The Lobos managed it with some timely 3-pointers, some timely free throws by Cleveland Thomas and a few huge defensive plays. Maybe the biggest defensive play of the game came with less than 16 seconds left, when Wyoming’s Riley Grabau was flashing unattended to the UNM rim looking at a layup that would have pushed Wyoming into a 71-70 lead. Instead, Grabau found a 7-foot-wall in the form of Alex Kirk. Kirk came over from the weak side and slapped away Grabau’s potential go-ahead shot. Thomas, who earlier had banged in a huge trey, pounced on the loose ball and was fouled. He knocked down both free throws to push UNM up 72-69. UNM had to survive another Grabau 3-point attempt, but it fell short. The Lobos gobbled up the rebound and gobbled up its second Mountain West win, an important road.
  • VIDEO: Alex Kirk's postgame comments vs. Wyoming