Created: 03/21/2014 5:19 PM
By: Jorge Torres, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Hopes were high at tip-off when New Mexico took on Stanford. Oddsmakers had the Lobos as the favorite to win and fans were ready for the team to get over the hump.
Owners and general managers of sports bars, like the Fox and Hound, know the implications of a Lobo victory.
"We need UNM to continue winning so we get it again on Sunday but UNM has always been great support for us and we're happy to host them like this," said Steve Blackstone, the general manager for the sports bar.
Whether or not the Lobos are in the tournament, Blackstone says that March Madness is always the busiest time of year.
When the Lobos are in the tourney, though, it's standing room only all over town.
But just like last year, as the clock started winding down, hope started fading.
When the clock ran down to zero, disappointment settled in.
Another year. Another loss
"We love our Lobos, but, it's inevitable," said Mark Liesse, a longtime Lobo fan.
The emptiness returns to the hearts of UNM fans and alum, but everyone is a Lobo, and will stick with them till the end.