New Mexico Basketball To Relocate To Texas
Lobos going to the Lone Star state.
New Mexico going East to play games.
The New Mexico Lobos men’s and women’s basketball team are relocating to Canyon, Texas, according to the Albuquerque Journal as a contract is not yet finalized. They will be setting up shop at a junior college for the men and the women will be at West Texas A&M which is just over a four-hour drive from their own campus.
The move is necessary due to the state of New Mexico being one of the most restrictive states for sports. This is why the Lobos football program has set up shop in Las Vegas to be able to play its season.
The Lobos basketball schedule is not yet finalized for non-conference games. Their first game of the year is Dec. 3 at Boise State and then complete the two-game series on Dec. 5 vs. the Broncos.
The Mountain West then gave the Lobos off from league play for nearly a month with their second series which is scheduled to be at home on New Year’s Even and then Jan. 2 vs. Nevada. It is too early to tell if New Mexico can host games by the end of the year.
As for who the Lobos could play in its non-conference schedule, they have a few TBD teams between UTEP at home, Abilene Christian at home, then on the road vs. Grand Canyon, and a road game vs. New Mexico State. There is no word if these games will place or where they will be played. Also, the Lobos are likely to try to play rival New Mexico State twice as normal.