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Lobos Host Boise State on Saturday After Schedule Change

by Steve Kirkland
Broadcast Information
TV: FS1
Play-by-Play J.B. Long
Analyst Steve Lavin
RADIO: Lobo Radio Network
(KKOB 96.3 FM/770 AM flagship in Albuquerque)
Play-by-Play Robert Portnoy
Analyst Hunter Greene

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The New Mexico men’s basketball team returns home Saturday as it hosts Boise State after the original schedule was altered this week. Tipoff at The Pit is 3:30 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on FS1 and the Lobo Radio Network.

The Lobos were originally scheduled to host San Diego State on Saturday, but that game was postponed this week due to COVID concerns within the Aztecs’ program. The Boise State game, originally scheduled for Feb. 8, was moved up to Saturday to fill the hole in the Lobos’ schedule.

Season ticket holders should use the Boise State ticket and parking pass (dated Feb. 8) for admission to this Saturday’s game. The tickets dated Jan. 15 will be good for whenever the San Diego State game will be rescheduled. Fans with individual game tickets for the San Diego State game can either hold onto them for admission whenever that game is rescheduled, or can exchange them at the UNM Ticket Office for the Boise State game.

Fans attending the game are reminded of the health and safety protocols at The Pit. Fans 12 and over must show proof of vaccination or show proof of a negative COVID test in order to enter the arena. Complete information on the policy is available at GoLobos.com/safe.

The Lobos (7-9, 0-3) are coming off a 85-56 loss at UNLV on Tuesday. KJ Jenkins scored a career-high 26 points, the most by a Lobo off the bench in six seasons. It was his third 20-point game this season off the bench, as no other Mountain West player has more than one.

Boise State (11-4, 2-0) is coming off an 85-70 win at Nevada on Wednesday night, its eighth straight victory. The Broncos are led by Marcus Shaver, Jr., who averages 14.0 points per game. Shaver and Lobo guard Jaelen House were teammates at Shadow Mountain High School in Phoenix when the school won the 2017 Arizona state title.

The Lobos will be on the road for a pair of games next week, visiting Colorado State on Wednesday and Wyoming on Saturday.