• 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.
  • Men's basketball: Lobos topped in OT against UNLV
    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Tre’Von Willis scored 25 points and Quintrell Thomas and Oscar Bellfield combined for eight of UNLV’s 10 points in overtime in a 77-74 victory over New Mexico Wednesday. Thomas finished with 19 points and 13 rebounds and Bellfield had 15 points for the Rebels (21-7, 9-5 Mountain West). Dairese Gary had a career-high 26 points, and Drew Gordon added 15 points and 14 rebounds for the Lobos (17-11, 5-8), who lost their fourth straight.
  • Basketball: State prep scores
    Boys basketball Alamogordo 57, Mayfield 55 Cleveland 86, Rio Rancho 69 Elida 68, Clovis Christian 29 Farmington 55, Bloomfield 46 Highland 86, Rio Grande 42 Laguna-Acoma 72, East Mountain 43 Logan 62, Melrose 25 Los Lunas 51, Miyamura 46 Newcomb 77, Navajo Prep 33 Ramah 112, Shiprock Northwest 31 Roswell 66, Goddard 49 Sandia Prep 60, Pojoaque 38 St. Michael’s 67, Santa Fe Indian 60 Valencia 74, Belen 45 Zuni 44, Tohatchi 41 Girls basketball
  • Men's basketball: Thomas, Leonard lead No. 6 SDSU past New Mexico
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — It's not so scary anymore when San Diego State goes to the free throw line in the final minute or so. Kawhi Leonard had 22 points and nine rebounds, and Malcolm Thomas had 22 points and four blocked shots for the No. 6 Aztecs, who beat New Mexico 68-62 on Wednesday night to tie the school record with their 26th victory.
  • State Notes 02-16-11
    Big crowd shows up for Isotopes job fair More than 1,000 jobseekers were at Isotopes Park in Albuquerque Saturday for the Isotopes’ annual job fair. The Isotopes, the top farm club of the Los Angeles Dodgers, hosted their ninth annual fair, seeking seasonal, game-day employees for the 2011 season. The team said in a press release all employees who were interviewed will be contacted within two weeks by the team or Ovations Food Service. Those who were unable to attend the job fair can still apply for positions at Isotopes Park.
  • Men's basketball: Rams top Lobos
    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Andy Ogide scored 17 points as Colorado State avenged an earlier season loss to New Mexico with a 68-62 victory Saturday night. Greg Smith added 14 and Adam Nigon had 13 for Colorado State (17-7, 7-3 Mountain West). The Rams, winners of four of their last five, lost 68-61 to the Lobos on Jan. 12 and had lost eight straight to New Mexico. Dairese Gary and Kendall Williams had 16 points each for New Mexico (17-8, 5-5), which saw its four-game winning streak end. New Mexico hurt itself with 6-for-25 3-point shooting.
  • Women's basketball: Cowboys bury 3s, Lobos
    LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Aubrey Vandiver finished with 28 points and 10 rebounds and Wyoming defeated New Mexico 78-65 Tuesday night. Jade Kennedy added 23 points and Hillary Carlson had 15 for the Cowgirls (18-5, 8-2 Mountain West), who hit a season-high 13 3-pointers and pulled away in the second half when they shot 64.3 percent.
  • Men's basketball: NMSU drops WAC contest at Fresno St.
    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Olekaibe scored 24 points and Greg Smith added 17 as Fresno State defeated New Mexico State 88-83 in overtime on Thursday night to snap a six-game conference losing streak. Garrett Johnson also scored 17 points for Fresno State (9-12, 4-6 WAC), including a key 3-pointer in the final minute of regulation. Troy Gillenwater scored 33 points for New Mexico State (12-12, 6-4), and Tyrone Watson added 14 on 6-of-7 shooting from the field.
  • State Roundup 02-03-11
    Fire restrictions are lifted at The Pit