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2012–13 New Mexico Lobos men's basketball team

The 2012–13 New Mexico Lobos men's basketball team represented the University of New Mexico as a member of the Mountain West Conference during the 2012–13 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Lobos were coached by sixth-year head coach Steve Alford and played their home games at The Pit in Albuquerque, New Mexico. They finish with a record of 29–6 overall and 13–3 in Mountain West play to win the Mountain West regular season championship. They were also champions of the Mountain West Tournament, defeating UNLV in the championship game, to earn an automatic bid to the 2013 NCAA Tournament. In the tournament, they were upset by Harvard in the first round.

2012–13 New Mexico Lobos men's basketball
New Mexico Lobos wordmark.svg
Mountain West regular season & Tournament champions
Paradise Jam tournament champions
NCAA Tournament, Round of 64
ConferenceMountain West Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 19
APNo. 11
2012–13 record29–6 (13–3 Mountain West)
Head coachSteve Alford (6th season)
Assistant coachCraig Neal
Assistant coachDrew Adams
Assistant coachDuane Broussard
Home stadiumThe Pit
Seasons
2012–13 Mountain West Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#10 New Mexico 13 3   .813     29 6   .829
Colorado State 11 5   .688     26 9   .743
UNLV 10 6   .625     25 10   .714
San Diego State 9 7   .563     23 11   .676
Boise State 9 7   .563     21 11   .656
Air Force 8 8   .500     18 14   .563
Fresno State 5 11   .313     11 19   .367
Wyoming 4 12   .250     20 14   .588
Nevada 3 13   .188     12 19   .387
2013 MWC Tournament winner
As of March 24, 2013; Rankings from AP Poll

On March 20, head coach Steve Alford signed a 10-year contract extension.[1] However, on April 2 Alford resigned to take the head coaching job at UCLA.[2]

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
A.J. Hardeman 00 F 6'8" 235 Senior Del Valle, Texas Graduated
Phillip McDonald 23 G 6'5" 200 Senior Cypress, Texas Graduated
Drew Gordon 32 F 6'9" 245 Senior San Jose, California Graduated

RecruitingEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Obij Aget
C
La Porte, IN La Lumiere School 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Aug 30, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN:    ESPN grade: 86
Nick Banyard
PF
Flower Mound, TX Marcus High School 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Sep 13, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN:    ESPN grade: 86
Cleveland Thomas
SG
Baton Rouge, LA Scotlandville Magnet High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) May 16, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN:    ESPN grade: 83
Devon Williams
PF
Dallas, TX Woodrow Wilson High School 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Oct 4, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN:    ESPN grade: 82
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout:   Rivals:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "New Mexico Commit List for 2012". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2012-06-14.
  • "Men's Basketball Recruiting". Scout.com. Retrieved 2012-06-14.
  • "ESPN – New Mexico Lobos Basketball Recruiting 2012". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2012-06-14.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved 2012-06-14.
  • "2012 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2012-06-14.

RosterEdit

2012–13 New Mexico Lobos men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G 1 Cleveland Thomas 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Baton Rouge, Louisiana
G 2 Christopher Perez 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jr Corona, California
G 3 Hugh Greenwood 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Hobart, Australia
G 4 Chad Adams 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr Albuquerque, New Mexico
G 10 Kendall Williams 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jr Rancho Cucamonga, California
F 12 Devon Williams 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr Dallas, Texas
G 13 Jamal Fenton 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Sr Houston, Texas
G 21 Tony Snell 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jr Riverside, California
G 22 Merv Lindsay 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Moreno Valley, California
F 23 Nick Banyard 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr Flower Mound, Texas
G 24 Kory Alford 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) RS Fr Albuquerque, New Mexico
G 40 Demetrius Walker 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) RS Jr Fontana, California
F 41 Cameron Bairstow 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Jr Brisbane, Australia
C 53 Alex Kirk 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 250 lb (113 kg) RS So Los Alamos, New Mexico
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: 2012-09-09

2012–13 ScheduleEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
10/31/2012*
7:00 PM
Victory W 105–64 
The Pit (12,440)
Albuquerque, NM
11/05/2012*
7:00 PM
New Mexico Highlands W 92–70 
The Pit (13,055)
Albuquerque, NM
Non-conference regular season
11/13/2012*
11:59 PM, ESPN
Davidson
ESPN Tip-Off Marathon
W 86–81  1–0
The Pit (14,277)
Albuquerque, NM
11/16/2012*
2:00 PM, CBSSN
vs. UIC
Paradise Jam Quarterfinals
W 66–59  2–0
Sports and Fitness Center (N/A)
St. Thomas, VI
11/18/2012*
4:00 PM, CBSSN
vs. George Mason
Paradise Jam semifinals
W 70–69  3–0
Sports and Fitness Center (N/A)
St. Thomas, VI
11/19/2012*
8:00 PM, CBSSN
vs. No. 21 Connecticut
Paradise Jam Finals
W 66–60  4–0
Sports and Fitness Center (3,022)
St. Thomas, VI
11/23/2012*
8:30 PM
Idaho W 73–58  5–0
The Pit (14,741)
Albuquerque, NM
11/25/2012*
6:00 PM, KASY/RTRM
Portland W 69–54  6–0
The Pit (13,487)
Albuquerque, NM
11/28/2012*
7:00 PM, KASY/RTRM
No. 25 Mercer W 76–58  7–0
The Pit (13,561)
Albuquerque, NM
12/01/2012*
12:00 PM
No. 25 at Indiana State
MWC-MVC Challenge
W 77–68 OT 8–0
Hulman Center (6,080)
Terre Haute, IN
12/05/2012*
8:00 PM, CBSSN
No. 18 USC W 75–67  9–0
The Pit (15,241)
Albuquerque, NM
12/08/2012*
7:00 PM, KASY/RTRM
No. 18 Valparaiso W 65–52  10–0
The Pit (15,244)
Albuquerque, NM
12/15/2012*
4:00 PM, CBSSN
No. 17 New Mexico State
Rio Grande Rivalry
W 73–58  11–0
The Pit (15,411)
Albuquerque, NM
12/19/2012*
7:00 PM, AggieVision
No. 16 at New Mexico State
Rio Grande Rivalry
W 68–63  12–0
Pan American Center (8,177)
Las Cruces, NM
12/22/2012*
12:30 PM, KASY/RTRM
No. 16 South Dakota State L 65–70  12–1
The Pit (15,278)
Albuquerque, NM
12/27/2012*
7:00 PM, ESPN2
at No. 8 Cincinnati W 55–54  13–1
Fifth Third Arena (10,627)
Cincinnati, OH
12/31/2012*
5:30 PM, CBSSN
No. 20 at Saint Louis L 46–60  13–2
Chaifetz Arena (6,782)
Saint Louis, MO
Mountain West regular season
01/09/2013
8:00 PM, CBSSN
No. 25 No. 24 UNLV W 65–60  14–2 (1–0)
The Pit (15,411)
Albuquerque, NM
01/12/2013
1:00 PM, KASY
No. 25 Fresno State W 72–45  15–2 (2–0)
The Pit (15,337)
Albquerque, NM
01/16/2013
7:00 PM, RTRM
No. 19 at Boise State W 79–74 OT 16–2 (3–0)
Taco Bell Arena (10,420)
Boise, ID
01/23/2013
6:00 PM, CBSSN
No. 15 Colorado State W 66–61  17–2 (4–0)
The Pit (15,411)
Albuquerque, NM
01/26/2013
2:00 PM, NBCSN
No. 15 at San Diego State L 34–55  17–3 (4–1)
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
01/30/2013
7:00 PM, RTRM
No. 20 at Wyoming W 63–59  18–3 (5–1)
Arena-Auditorium (5,376)
Laramie, WY
02/02/2013
6:00 PM, NBCSN
No. 20 Nevada W 75–62  19–3 (6–1)
The Pit (15,346)
Albuquerque, NM
02/06/2013
7:00 PM, KASY/RTRM
No. 15 Air Force W 81–58  20–3 (7–1)
The Pit (15,373)
Albuquerque, NM
02/09/2013
7:00 PM, NBCSN
No. 15 at UNLV L 55–64  20–4 (7–2)
Thomas & Mack Center (17,738)
Paradise, NV
02/13/2013
8:00 PM
No. 19 at Fresno State W 54–48  21–4 (8–2)
Save Mart Center (8,241)
Fresno, CA
02/16/2013
7:00 PM, KASY/RTRM
No. 19 Boise State W 60–50  22–4 (9–2)
The Pit (15,411)
Albuquerque, NM
02/23/2013
2:00 PM, NBCSN
No. 16 at No. 22 Colorado State W 91–82  23–4 (10–2)
Moby Arena (8,745)
Fort Collins, CO
02/27/2013
8:15 PM, CBSSN
No. 14 San Diego State W 70–60  24–4 (11–2)
The Pit (15,411)
Albuquerque, NM
03/02/2013
3:00 PM, KASY/RTRM
No. 14 Wyoming W 53–42  25–4 (12–2)
The Pit (15,411)
Albuquerque, NM
03/06/2013
8:00 PM, CBSSN
No. 12 at Nevada W 75–62  26–4 (13–2)
Lawlor Events Center (6,401)
Reno, NV
03/09/2013
4:00 PM, ALT
No. 12 at Air Force L 88–89  26–5 (13–3)
Clune Arena (6,117)
Colorado Springs, CO
2013 Mountain West Conference Tournament
03/13/2013
7:30 PM, CBSSN
No. 15 vs. Wyoming
Quarterfinals
W 59–46  27–5
Thomas & Mack Center (13,297)
Paradise, NV
03/15/2013
7:00 PM, CBSSN
No. 15 vs. San Diego State
Semifinals
W 60–50  28–5
Thomas & Mack Center (18,500)
Paradise, NV
03/16/2013
4:00 PM, CBS
No. 15 vs. UNLV
Championship Game
W 63–56  29–5
Thomas & Mack Center (18,500)
Paradise, NV
2013 NCAA Tournament
03/21/2013*
8:10 PM, TNT
No. 11 (W 3) vs. (W 14) Harvard
Second Round
L 62–68  29–6
EnergySolutions Arena (14,345)
Salt Lake City, UT
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

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RankingsEdit

Ranking Movement
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. ██ Not ranked the previous week.
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 Wk 17 Wk 18 Wk 19 Final
AP RV RV RV RV 25 18 17 16 RV 20 25 19 15 20 15 19 16 14 12 15 11
Coaches RV RV RV RV 23 20 20 17 RV 23 RV 21 17 22 16 18 16 14 11 16 10

ReferencesEdit