Open Announce

Basketball is Back Weekend Set for The Pit Oct. 30-31

by Steve Kirkland

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M – Lobo fans will get their first opportunity to see the 2021-22 New Mexico men’s and women’s basketball teams in person during the Basketball is Back Weekend Presented by Bud Light, scheduled for Oct. 30-31 at The Pit.

The men’s team will conduct an intrasquad scrimmage on Saturday, Oct. 30 at 2 p.m. Admission to the event is free.

The women’s team will host Western Colorado in an exhibition game on Sunday, Oct. 31 at 2 p.m. The event will be highlighted by the ring ceremony commemorating the Lobos’ 2021 Mountain West Regular Season Championship. This event will be ticketed.

At halftime of Saturday’s men’s scrimmage, Mike Bradbury and the Lobo women’s team will be introduced. Richard Pitino and the Lobo men’s team will be introduced during halftime of Sunday’s women’s exhibition.

The Saturday scrimmage marks the first time the Lobo men’s basketball team will have an event in The Pit since Feb. 29, 2020. UNM played its entire men’s basketball schedule last season away from home. The Sunday exhibition is the first time fans can watch the Lobo women’s basketball team in The Pit since Feb. 24, 2020. UNM played two women’s basketball home games at the end of the 2021 regular season behind closed doors after playing most of the season away from home.

Season tickets are on sale for Lobo Basketball by visiting Men’s season tickets are as low as $199 and women’s season tickets are as low as $110.