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Apple's Siri rooting for the Lobos

Created: 02/27/2014 10:23 PM
By: Jorge Torres, KOB Eyewitness News 4

It's great to be a Lobo fan these days!

The Pit is packed, the fans are rockin', and the team is flyin' high!

Hail to thee, New Mexico! You're now number 25 in the AP poll!

Everybody's beginning to recognize your efforts, including Siri, Apple's personal assistant application. She is now onboard when you ask her the question: Siri, who is your favorite men's college basketball team?

Her answer will make you howl like a lobo!

"I always like to root for the underdog. I guess that makes me a fan of New Mexico right now."

It may be that Siri simply names whatever the 25th ranked team is at the time.

Still, that's got students on campus buzzing like Dan Chadborn.

"It's great that they're asking her what kind of sport team she likes and it comes up with the Lobos! It's kind of obscure but it's awesome," he said.

Freshman basketball player and guard Cullen Neal shares his sentiment.

"When stuff happens like Siri saying her favorite basketball team is the Lobos it's pretty awesome," Neal said.

Whether or not the Lobos go far in the Big Dance is too early to say, but the fans, like Chadborn, are hopeful.

"I mean, we didn't make it past round one last time so hopefully we will," he said.


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