Open Announce

Announcement Regarding UNM-NMSU Men's Basketball Games

by Frank Mercogliano

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — University of New Mexico Vice President/Director of Athletics Eddie Nuñez has announced that in consultation with UNM’s campus administration and the administration of New Mexico State University, the men’s basketball game between the Lobos and the NMSU Aggies that was to have taken place on November 19 at The Pit, and the subsequent return game slated for December 3 at the Pan American Center will not be played and have been canceled.

The cancelations stem from an incident that occured on the UNM campus in the early morning hours of Saturday, November 19.

Nuñez made the announcement at a press conference held in The Pit media room on Tuesday afternoon.

“We have decided to not move forward with the game on December 3 and we have decided that we are going to cancel the game that was previously scheduled for this past Saturday,” said Nuñez.  “The decision for our part, while we would love to have our basketball teams competing, the Lobos and the Aggies, we felt at this time, that there needed to be a pause.”

The decision does not affect any other sports in which the two programs play.  New Mexico State’s women’s basketball team visits The Pit on Sunday, December 11, the next time the two schools are slated to compete against each other.