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Today's Sports

  • Lobos face Ivy League champs

    Staff and wire reports

    SALT LAKE CITY — New Mexico earned a No. 3 seed in the NCAA West Region after winning the tough Mountain West Conference regular season and tournament titles.

    The Lobos (29-5) will face No. 14 seed Harvard (19-9), the Ivy League champions, on Thursday in Salt Lake City. Tipoff is 7:50 p.m. Mountain time.

    Behind co-stars Kendall Williams and Tony Snell, this is the best team the Lobos have had since Norm Ellenberger’s teams in the late 1970s.

  • Ags underdogs against St. Louis

    Staff and wire reports

    SAN JOSE, Calif. — After winning the Atlantic 10 tournament title, Saint Louis will start the NCAA tournament Thursday against WAC champion New Mexico State.

    Tipoff is around noon Mountain time on Thursday.

    The Billikens (27-6) were assigned a No. 4 seed Sunday after beating VCU to win just the second conference tournament title in school history.

  • West boasts intriguing matchups

    By John Marshall
    AP Basketball Writer

    Gonzaga got the seed it wanted, earning the No. 1 spot in the West Region of the NCAA tournament.

    The Zags have a seemingly easy opening-round game, facing a team that won its only NCAA tournament game 20 years ago.

    It gets quite a bit tougher for Gonzaga after that.

    Following an opening game against Southern University on Thursday in Salt Lake City, the Zags will have to get through a gauntlet of good teams.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March...

    Wednesday
    No local varsity events scheduled

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • LCC at Adams State JV (DH), noon, Alamosa, Colo.
    • St. Mike’s Invite: Robertson vs. TBA, Santa Fe
    • Aztec Invite: West Las Vegas vs. Española Valley, 6:30 p.m., Aztec

    Softball
    • St. Mike’s Invite: Robertson vs. Albuquerque Academy, 2 p.m.; West Las Vegas vs. Española Valley, noon, Santa Fe
    Friday
    Baseball
    • NMHU at Colorado Mesa, 6 p.m., Grand Junction, Colo.

  • Trojans finish as runners-up

    For the second consecutive season, Wagon Mound’s boys’ basketball team emerged as the pride of northeastern New Mexico, making the deepest run in the state tournaments of any team in the region.

    Unfortunately for the Trojans and their loyal fans — much of the village of Wagon Mound was at The Pit for Friday’s Class B boys’ title game — this year would bring a runner-up trophy instead of the coveted blue state championship hardware.

  • Lobos, Aggies win league tourneys

    The Associated Press

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Steve Alford still had the net around his neck when the lobbying began for his New Mexico Lobos.

    No. 1 in the Mountain West Conference, for sure. But how about a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament?

    Improbable, yes, if only because this is the Mountain West after all. But Alford made it clear Saturday he wasn’t going to settle for just being a No. 2.

    “We’ve got to be in the talks,” Alford said.

  • Productive starts for RHS...

    Two days of tennis in the City Different provided ample early-season learning experience for the Robertson High School teams in the Santa Fe Invitational.

    The Cardinal boys scored 9-0 wins over both Santa Fe High and St. Michael’s and an 8-1 verdict vs. Los Alamos before losing to defending Class 3A state champion New Mexico Military.

    The girls bounced back from 8-1 losses to Santa Fe and Los Alamos by crushing Capital 9-0 on Saturday.

    Head coach Roman Fulgenzi noted progress.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March...

    Monday
    Baseball
    • West Las Vegas at Monte del Sol, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • NMHU at Eastern New Mexico, 2 p.m., Portales

    Wednesday
    No local varsity events scheduled

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • LCC at Adams State JV (DH), noon, Alamosa, Colo.
    • St. Mike’s Invite: Robertson vs. TBA, Santa Fe
    • Aztec Invite: West Las Vegas vs. Española Valley, 6:30 p.m., Aztec
    Softball

  • MWC: Lobos bounce Wyoming

    By Adam Soboleski
    The Associated Press

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Tony Snell scored 15 points and No. 15 New Mexico led from start to finish, beating Wyoming 59-46 Wednesday night in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Conference tournament.

    Cameron Bairstow added 14 and eight rebounds for top-seeded New Mexico (27-5), which will play either Boise State or San Diego State in the semifinals Friday.

  • Three NMHU hoopsters are All-RMAC

    Three New Mexico Highlands baseketball players were among the All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference honorees for 2012-13 announced recently.  

    Cowgirl Alyssa Lopez was selected to the All-RMAC First Team in women’s basketball.

    Cowboys Lavell McDade and Mannie Cass were selected to the All-RMAC Second Team on the men’s side. The awards are nominated and voted on by the head coaches in the RMAC.