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Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs dunks on Serge Ibaka of the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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NBA Finals Rematch Set

By Michael Sanchez [ Wed Jun 4 2014 12:58 PM ]
Two-time defending champions Miami Heat play the San Antonio Spurs in the 2014 NBA finals.
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UConn Huskies’ head coach Geno Auriemma

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University of Connecticut Women's Team Destroys Notre Dame in NCAA Final

But does basketball matter if few people watch?

By Michael Sanchez [ Thu Apr 17 2014 4:44 PM ]
Are you tired of UConn yet? Too bad, because they keep kicking ass.
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SportsNation Poll

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2014 NCAA Final Four Set

By Michael Sanchez [ Sat Apr 5 2014 12:16 PM ]

When UNM was tossed from the NCAA Tournament, the Big Dance didn't stop. Last weekend, the tourney was whittled down to the Final Four. The University of Florida Gators, the Wisconsin Badgers, the Kentucky Wildcats and the Connecticut Huskies are the the last four teams left in Division I college basketball. Of these last four teams, there is only one number one seed left: the top team overall, Billy Donovan's crew.

Kentucky has proved the pre-season hype to be justified, defying the odds of an 8 seed. Coach Calipari has coaxed the most out of his powerful, notably Aaron Harrison. Harrison knocked in a 3 ball with 2.3 second left to upset 2-seed Michigan on Sunday night. The Wildcats entered the season with hefty expectations but failed to live up on them for the majority of the slog. With 10 losses, the season could have been seen as a letdown; until March Madness began. After knocking out previously unbeaten Wichita State and intrastate rival Louisville, the team seems to be playing their best ball at the perfect time.

The Connecticut Huskies, on the other hand, may have also been ranked for much of the beginning of the season, but never had the expectations of Big Blue foisted upon them. UConn, content to fly under the radar for much of the season, dominated trendy pre-Tourney pick, Michigan State on Sunday. While the final margin was only six points, UConn seemed to be in control of their destiny for the majority of the game. This has been the case since they needed overtime o take out St. Joe's in the first round of the Tournament. Shabazz Napier, the senior guard from Storrs, has put the team on his back, and his free throws seemed to clinch the game.

The aforementioned, overall number one seed Florida cruised past the previous upset-minded Dayton Flyers. This is nothing new for the Gators, who won it all in 2007 and have been to the Elite Eight for the last three years in a row. Florida's coach, Billy Donovan, has been here before and seems poised – at least mathematically – for a run to the championship.

However, the team that the majority of the nation has rallied around by far is Wisconsin. The Badgers have shown tremendous tenacity and the play of Frank Kaminsky is a big part of their overtime victory against the West Region 1 seed Arizona Wildcats. Although Wisconsin entered the post-season as a 2 seed, most pundits overlooked the team in their predictions of who would be left standing at this time of the year.

The semifinal matches will be played on Saturday night, with both games televised on TBS. The final matchup, for the national championship, will take place on Monday, April 7. If your bracket is busted, take comfort in the knowledge that so is everyone else's and enjoy some quality basketball.

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Kendall Williams hits a deep (unadvised) three that pretty much seals the game.

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Lobos Win 2014 Mountain West Conference Tournament

Back-to-back-to-back victory earns 7 seed in NCAA tournament

By Michael Sanchez [ Tue Mar 18 2014 1:40 PM ]
Lobos win the Mountain West Conference and earn a 7 seed in the NCAA tournament—wait, what?
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The post-game semi-scuffle between UNM and SDSU begins.
Image still from krqe.com

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Lobos Keep Winning, Winding Down Regular Season

Win streak now stands at five

By Michael Sanchez [ Tue Mar 4 2014 3:24 PM ]
The University of New Mexico Lobos men's basketball team has had a great month. February, aside from one minor aberration, was a good time for Coach Neal and his squad.
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The play that sealed the game for Seattle over San Francisco
Image via ESPN.com

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Super Bowl XLVIII Set

Broncos and Seahawks win division championship games

By Michael Sanchez [ Tue Jan 21 2014 1:11 PM ]
The final four teams in the National Football League have been whittled down to two. The Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks will meet on Sunday, Feb. 2 in Super Bowl XLVIII.
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Game-winning touchdown thrown by Andrew Luck to T.Y. Hilton
NBC via ESPN

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2014 NFL Playoffs Begin with a Bang

By Michael Sanchez [ Wed Jan 8 2014 2:34 PM ]
A weekend full of winning visitors, almost all of the games coming down to the wire and some spectacular performances.
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courtesy of Lobo TV

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Lobos Lose in Final Four to Notre Dame

By Michael Sanchez [ Wed Dec 18 2013 5:08 PM ]
Despite their loss to Notre Dame, the Lobos look to come back even stronger in their next season.
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Video still courtesy of New Mexico Athletics

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Lobos to Face Huskies in Elite Eight

By Michael Sanchez [ Fri Dec 6 2013 4:35 PM ]
The Lobos match up in Seattle against the University of Washington Huskies, where the current head coach is a man well-known in Albuquerque for his role as a former Lobos assistant coach.
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Lobos Face George Mason in 2nd Round of NCAA Tournament on Sunday

By Michael Sanchez [ Fri Nov 22 2013 4:57 PM ]
UNM plays in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in a home game on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 5pm. Go Lobos!
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