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Lobos perfect at home in MW play; Valley guard to walk on

J.P. Murrieta
January 29, 2018 06:44 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The University of New Mexico men's basketball team is riding a three-game win streak. The Lobos are 6-3 in conference play and have yet to lose a Mountain West game at home.

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More than 12,000 fans showed up to watch Saturday's win over Colorado State. The Lobos say the crowd, the volume and the support make a difference.

"On Senior Night, I'm going to cry," UNM guard Antino Jackson said. "They [the fans] show us good energy and come out every night and cheer us on. I feed off that energy so much. I can't thank them enough. I hope they keep coming out to games because they're the reason and it's very important."

The Lobos are on the road this week at Utah State on Wednesday.

UNM will have another local face on the roster next season. Valley's Anthony Chavez announced he will accept Paul Weir's offer to become a preferred walk-on in the fall. He's averaging 24 points a game this season.

"I like the style of play they're trying to play now," Chavez said. "I feel like it's a little more fast-paced. I feel like it's a little bit more for me and I feel like maybe I can contribute."

"Coach Weir has said to me that he's strong," added Valley head coach Joe Coleman. "He has a body that's ready to play Division I basketball now, and that's a credit to him getting himself in that position."

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