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Matchups Announced for Lobo Classic

by Steve Kirkland

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The matchups for the Lobo Classic, New Mexico’s first in-season tournament at The Pit in 15 years, have been announced. The event will be held November 25-27 with a field of New Mexico, Jacksonville State, North Dakota State and Northern Colorado.

The tournament will feature a round-robin format with each team playing each of the other three teams over the three consecutive days, consisting of a doubleheader each day at The Pit. On Friday (Nov. 25), the Lobos open the event by hosting Jacksonville State at 5 p.m., with North Dakota State and Northern Colorado following at 7:30 p.m. New Mexico will host North Dakota State at 5 p.m. in Saturday’s first game (Nov. 26), followed by Northern Colorado against Jacksonville State at 7:30 p.m. Sunday’s (Nov. 27) schedule begins with Jacksonville State against North Dakota State at 3 p.m., with the Lobos hosting Northern Colorado in the tournament finale at 5:30 p.m.

This season’s Lobo Classic brings back an event that New Mexico held at The Pit from 1988-1999, with the Lobos taking the title in nine of the 11 editions.

New Mexico will host three schools coming off 20-win seasons in the Lobo Classic. Jacksonville State is coming off a 22-11 season and its second NCAA Tournament appearance in six years, having played Auburn in the NCAA first round of last year’s tournament. North Dakota State went 23-10 last year and reached the Summit League title game for the sixth time in the past eight seasons. Northern Colorado posted a 22-16 record last season, finishing runner-up in the Summit League and reaching the quarterfinals of the CBI.

The Lobos are 4-0 all-time against Northern Colorado, with the last matchup an 86-52 victory in 2004-05 at The Pit. Jacksonville State and North Dakota State will be first-time opponents for UNM.

All games of the Lobo Classic are included in 2022-23 New Mexico Men’s Basketball season tickets. Season ticket renewals are currently on sale at

Friday, November 25

5:00 pm               New Mexico vs. Jacksonville State
7:30 pm               North Dakota State vs. Northern Colorado
Saturday, November 26
5:00 pm               New Mexico vs. North Dakota State
7:30 pm               Jacksonville State vs. Northern Colorado
Sunday, November 27
3:00 pm               Jacksonville State vs. North Dakota State
5:30 pm               New Mexico vs. Northern Colorado