Lobo men's basketball set to host home opener against Iona
November 13, 2018 09:18 AM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The University of New Mexico men’s basketball team is launching its regular season home opener Tuesday night.
The Lobos, now 1-0, will face off against the Iona Gaels. The team is entering the match-up with one regular season win under their belt after narrowing beating out California State Northridge with a game-winning 3 point shot at the buzzer made by senior Anthony Mathis.
Iona, also 1-0, are returning with only two players from last season’s MAAC Championship team that advanced to the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
The Lobos and the Gaels have only played each other once in program history, in 1949, when UNM traveled to New York.
Iona won that game, 61-56.
Tip-off for tonight's game is set for 7 p.m. at The Pit. The game will be carried on the Mountain West Network.
Updated: November 13, 2018 09:18 AM
Created: November 13, 2018 09:10 AM
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