ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Week 8 AP-Prime 25 Ballot got here out on Monday and the 12-0 Lobo Men’s Basketball group made the record for the primary time for the reason that 2013-2014 season. The College of New Mexico ranks #22 within the nation and is now simply one in every of three remaining unbeaten groups in NCAA Division I Basketball.
“I’m not going to behave like going 12-0 within the non-conference isn’t an accomplishment with what we took over and what we inherited and the entire state of affairs. To have the ability to try this in 12 months two is nice and it simply speaks to the character within the locker room and the teaching employees has performed a fantastic job. So, we’ll get pleasure from it for a day or two after which we’ll clearly flip the web page and lock in on Colorado State,” mentioned UNM Head Basketball Coach Richard Pitino after UNM’s victory over Prairie View A&M final week.
In 2014, when UNM was final ranked, they did go on to make an look within the NCAA Event. Followers are at the moment elated with how this group is doing and for some followers, it’s particular when the Lobos do nicely, as Lobo roots go deeper than basketball.
“It’s at all times been one thing for me and my household to attach on and when the Lobos are good, that simply brings us a lot nearer collectively. And as for a neighborhood, I feel its one thing for Albuquerque to rally round,” mentioned lifelong Lobos fan Will Corey.
UNM is at the moment the one Mountain West Convention group to be within the AP-Prime 25 and they’re going to now take a look at their 12-0 file on Wednesday once they tip off convention play in opposition to Colorado State at 7:00 p.m.