Updated: November 18, 2020 06:43 PM
Created: November 18, 2020 05:25 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- The UNM men's and women's basketball teams will relocate to Texas to prepare for the start of the season.
"Women's basketball will head out on Friday, and they will go to West Texas A&M, men's going to the west Texas area as well," said UNM Athletics Director Eddie Nunez.
The teams are prohibited from practicing in New Mexico due to the public health order, which bans gatherings of more than five people. It was enacted to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Both teams are scheduled to begin playing conference games in December.
"The focus is conference play," Nunez said. "We're going to look at the ability to participate in non-conference games but the likelihood is we will not be playing non-conference games this year."
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