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Lobos Host No. 22 Colorado State in Search of Third Ranked Win of the Year

by Steve Kirkland

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M – The New Mexico men’s basketball team looks for its third ranked win of the season on Wednesday night when No. 22 Colorado State visits The Pit. Game time is 8:00 p.m. and the game will air on CBS Sports Network and the Lobo Radio Network.

Wednesday’s game marks the first time that two Top-30 teams in KenPom have met in The Pit since 2012-13 (vs. San Diego State) as New Mexico looks for its third AP Top 25 win of the season. The Lobos are 3-1 at home against ranked opponents in the Richard Pitino era (won vs. Wyoming in 2021-22, won vs. San Diego State and Utah State this season) and aim to beat three ranked teams at The Pit in a season for the first time ever.

The game is UNM’s celebration of Black History Month, with a pregame rendition of Lift Every Voice and Sing and a halftime step performance.

Tickets for the game are on sale now at Gates will open at 6:30 p.m. (90 minutes prior to tipoff for all UNM men’s basketball home games this season). Fans are encouraged to arrive early to avoid lines while going through the security procedures upon entry to The Pit.

New traffic flow patterns, highlighted by right turn only into all parking lots are now in place. Fans are encouraged to click here for a map detailing the best route to take for an efficient arrival to their designated parking lot.

The Lobos are 20-6 this season, 8-5 in the Mountain West, after splitting a road trip last week with a win at Nevada before falling at San Diego State. JT Toppin earned his eighth Mountain West Freshman of the Week award and is the only player in the conference averaging a double-double (12.9 points, 10.1 rebounds) in league play.

Colorado State is also 20-6 overall, 8-5 in the Mountain West, and is coming off a 20-point home victory over league-leading Utah State on Saturday. Isaiah Stevens, the preseason conference player of the year, leads the Rams in scoring at 16.2 points per game to go with a Mountain West-leading 7.4 assists per game.

Colorado State has won seven of the last nine meetings, including a 76-68 win on Jan. 2 in the conference opener in Fort Collins. New Mexico is 46-6 all-time against the Rams in The Pit, the Lobos’ most victories in the arena against any opponent.

The Lobos will conclude the two-game homestand on Saturday with a matchup with Air Force. Game time is 2 p.m. and the game will air on CBS Sports Network. Tickets for that game are also on sale at