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Lobos Conclude Homestand Saturday Afternoon Against Air Force

by Steve Kirkland

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M – The New Mexico men’s basketball team concludes a two-game homestand Saturday afternoon when it hosts Air Force at The Pit. Game time is 2:00 p.m. and the game will air on CBS Sports Network and the Lobo Radio Network.

Saturday’s game is the Lobos’ basketball alumni day, with former players being honored at halftime.

Tickets for the game are on sale now at Gates will open at 12:30 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 21-6 this season, 9-5 in the Mountain West, after a 68-66 victory over No. 22 Colorado State on Wednesday night, their third ranked win of the season. Donovan Dent scored the game-winning layup with 3.2 seconds left against the Rams, his third game-winning basket of the season.

Air Force is 8-17 overall, 1-12 in the Mountain West, and is coming off a 72-43 loss to UNLV on Wednesday night in Colorado Springs. The Falcons are led by Rytis Petraitis, who averages 14.9 points and 6.0 rebounds per game.

New Mexico won the first meeting of the season, 85-66, last month at Clune Arena, as JT Toppin had 25 points and 13 rebounds. The Lobos are 38-2 all-time against the Falcons at The Pit, with Air Force’s last win in Albuquerque coming in 2006-07.

Following the game, the Lobos will have a week off before a trip to Boise State on Mar. 2. Game time at ExtraMile Arena is 6 p.m. and the game will air on CBS Sports Network.