• Men's basketball: BYU’s Fredette toasts Lobos’ defense
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jimmer Fredette didn’t need to pile on points from the foul line to score a career-high 52 in the Mountain West Conference semifinals Friday night. He took just one free throw while firing up 37 shots from all over the floor in leading No. 8 BYU to an 87-76 win over nemesis New Mexico. “That’s the way they called it,” Fredette said. “I was just fortunate enough to be making shots.”
  • Basketball: Sundevils come back to win title game
    It was a long time coming, but now the valley now has its biggest reason to cheer. The Española Valley Sundevils topped the Goddard Rockets Saturday to win their first ever boys basketball title. Rodney Coles scored eight points in the final 2:43 of the fourth quarter to lift the Sundevils over the Rockets 55-52 to claim the Class 4A title.
  • Basketball: State tournament scores
    Girls basketball Class B Grady 51, Mosquero-Roy 47 Class 2A Texico 53, Dulce 38 Class 3A Santa Fe Indian School 36, Hope Christian 20 Shiprock 35, Portales 33 Class 4A Gallup 50, Roswell 44 Class 5A Cibola 44, La Cueva 34 Boys basketball Class B San Jon 56, Reserve 54  
  • Basketball: Sundevils remain alive after nipping Jags in quarterfinal
    The Española Valley Sundevils squeaked past the Capital Jaguars in a battle of District 2AAAA teams to advance to the boys basketball state semifinals Wednesday. The Sundevils, who won the district regular season title but were upset by the Jaguars in the 2AAAA tournament championship game, earned a 49-47 victory over the Jaguars in The Pit. Española Valley will advance to play St. Pius X at 6:30 p.m. for the right to advance to its second-straight Class 4A title game.
  • Boys basketball: Updated state scores
    Boys basketball   Quarterfinals   Class 5A Clovis 79, Valley 46   Class 4A Piedra Vista 63, Roswell 52   Class 3A Sandia Prep 52, Portales 41   Class 2A Mesilla Valley Christian 66, Bosque School 65, 2OT   Class B Reserve 64, Valley Christian 45 Wagon Mound 75, Elida 57
  • Men's basketball: Fredette is MWC Player of Year
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — BYU’s Jimmer Fredette is the Mountain West Conference Player of the Year, while teammate Jackson Emery has been named the league’s top defensive player. San Diego State’s Steve Fisher and BYU’s Dave Rose share Coach of the Year honors. The conference announced the awards Monday. New Mexico’s Drew Gordon is the Newcomer of the Year, New Mexico’s Kendall Williams is the Freshman of the Year and Colorado State’s Pierce Hornung received the Sixth Man of the Year honor.
  • Men's basketball: Utah St. might be the team to beat in upcoming WAC tourney
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Utah State steamrolled the rest of the Western Athletic Conference with one of the best seasons in school history, winning the regular-season title by five games. Now that it’s conference tournament time, another Aggies romp is coming up, right? Possibly. It’s just that Utah State isn’t looking at it that way. With an NCAA berth not quite a sure thing and so many close games during the season, the 23rd-ranked Aggies aren’t going to take any gambles on their trip to The Strip.
  • Basketball: State quarterfinal results
    Tuesday Girls basketball   Class 5A Cibola 54, Eldorado 48 Hobbs 61, Clovis 55 La Cueva 50, Cleveland 37 Mayfield 52, Carlsbad 47   Class 4A Gallup 47, Piedra Vista 38 Grants 38, Espanola Valley 37 Kirtland Central 47, Valencia 29 Roswell 63, Artesia 30   Class 3A Hope Christian 53, Lovington 51 Portales 45, Ruidoso 23 Santa Fe Indian 71, West Las Vegas 45
  • Men's basketball: Gary leads UNM over Air Force at The Pit
    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Playing on a heavily taped ankle, Dairese Gary had 17 points and seven assists in his final home game to lead New Mexico to a 66-61 victory over Air Force on Saturday. Gary, who made 11 of 13 free-throw attempts for the Lobos (20-11, 8-8 Mountain West), turned his right ankle midway through the first half. The three minutes it took to be taped up accounted for all of his time off the court. It was the third win in a row for New Mexico, which beat No. 3 BYU on Wednesday.
  • Men's basketball: Lobos drop BYU in Provo Wednesday
    PROVO, Utah (AP) — BYU players said they will continue to support former teammate Brandon Davies “like a brother” despite transgressions that got the starting forwarded kicked off the nation’s third-ranked team. There was no denying the Cougars were a different team in Wednesday night’s 82-64 loss to New Mexico. It was their first game without Davies, who on Tuesday was dismissed from the team for the rest of the season for violating the university’s honor code.