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2013–14 New Mexico Lobos men's basketball team

The 2013–14 New Mexico Lobos men's basketball team represented the University of New Mexico during the 2013–14 NCAA Division I men's basketball season as a member of the Mountain West Conference. They played their home games at The Pit in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Lobos were led by first year head coach Craig Neal. They finished the season 27–7, 15–3 in Mountain West play to finish in second place. They were champions of the Mountain West Tournament, their third consecutive conference tournament championship, to earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament where they lost in the second round to Stanford.

2013–14 New Mexico Lobos men's basketball
New Mexico Lobos wordmark.svg
Mountain West Tournament champions
NCAA Tournament, Round of 64
ConferenceMountain West Conference
Ranking
APNo. 17
2013–14 record27–7 (15–3 Mountain West)
Head coachCraig Neal (1st season)
Assistant coaches
Home arenaThe Pit (Capacity: 15,411)
Seasons
2013–14 Mountain West Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#13 San Diego State 16 2   .889     31 5   .861
#17 New Mexico 15 3   .833     27 7   .794
UNLV 10 8   .556     20 13   .606
Nevada 10 8   .556     15 17   .469
Boise State 9 9   .500     21 13   .618
Wyoming 9 9   .500     18 15   .545
Fresno State 9 9   .500     21 18   .538
Utah State 7 11   .389     18 14   .563
Colorado State 7 11   .389     16 16   .500
Air Force 6 12   .333     12 18   .400
San Jose State 1 17   .056     7 24   .226
2014 MWC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

Off seasonEdit

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Chad Adams 4 G 6'6" 190 Senior Albuquerque, NM Graduated
Jamal Fenton 13 G 5'9" 170 Senior Houston, TX Graduated
Tony Snell 21 G 6'7" 200 Junior Riverside, CA NBA Draft
Kory Alford 24 G 6'3" 185 RS Freshman Albuquerque, NM Transferred
Demetrius Walker 40 G 6'3" 190 RS Junior Fontana, CA Suspended

Incoming transfersEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Arthur Edwards 5 SF 6'7" 195 Sophomore Temple Hills, Maryland Junior college transfer from Northwest Florida State College.
Deshawn Delaney 33 SG 6'5" 190 Junior Chicago, Illinois Junior college transfer from Vincennes University.

RecruitingEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Cullen Neal
PG
Albuquerque, NM Eldorado High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Apr 14, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN:    ESPN grade: 82
Tim Myles
PF
Rancho Cucamonga, CA Etiwanda High School 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Aug 17, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN:    ESPN grade: 66
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • 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:

  • "2013 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2013-04-09.

RosterEdit

2013–14 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) 195 lb (88 kg) So Baton Rouge, Louisiana
G 2 Chris Perez 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr Corona, California
G 3 Hugh Greenwood 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jr Hobart, Australia
F 5 Arthur Edwards 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Temple Hills, Maryland
G 10 Kendall Williams 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Sr Rancho Cucamonga, California
C 11 Obij Aget 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Fr La Porte, Indiana
G/F 12 Devon Williams 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) RS Fr Dallas, Texas
G 13 Cullen Neal 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Albuquerque, New Mexico
G 22 Merv Lindsay 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) RS So Moreno Valley, California
F 23 Nick Banyard 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Flower Mound, Texas
F 24 Tim Myles 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Fr Rancho Cucamonga, California
G 33 DeShawn Delaney 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr Chicago, Illinois
F 41 Cameron Bairstow 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Sr Brisbane, Australia
C 53 Alex Kirk 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 245 lb (111 kg) RS Jr Los Alamos, New Mexico
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Schedule and resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Nov 2*
7:00 pm
No. 23 Eastern New Mexico W 87–68 
The Pit (14,153)
Albuquerque, NM
Nov 6*
7:00 pm, RTRM
No. 23 Jamestown W 94–51 
The Pit (13,426)
Albuquerque, NM
Regular season
Nov 9*
8:05 pm, RTRM
No. 23 Alabama A&M W 88–52  1–0
The Pit (14,445)
Albuquerque, NM
Nov 17*
4:05 pm, RTRM
No. 22 Charleston Southern W 109–93  2–0
The Pit (14,146)
Albuquerque, NM
Nov 21*
1:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 19 vs. UAB
Charleston Classic First Round
W 97–94 2OT 3–0
TD Arena (1,873)
Charleston, SC
Nov 22*
12:30 pm, ESPNU
No. 19 vs. Massachusetts
Charleston Classic semifinals
L 65–81  3–1
TD Arena (1,730)
Charleston, SC
Nov 24*
10:00 am, ESPNU
No. 19 vs. Davidson
Charleston Classic 3rd place game
W 79–58  4–1
TD Arena (1,137)
Charleston, SC
Nov 30*
1:05 pm, RTRM
San Diego W 73–66  5–1
The Pit (15,364)
Albuquerque, NM
Dec 4*
7:00 pm, AggieVision
at New Mexico State
Rio Grande Rivalry
W 79–70  6–1
Pan American Center (9,184)
Las Cruces, NM
Dec 7*
2:05 pm, CBSSN
Cincinnati W 63–54  7–1
The Pit (15,411)
Albuquerque, NM
Dec 14*
5:00 pm, ESPN2
vs. No. 13 Kansas
Kansas City Shootout
L 63–80  7–2
Sprint Center (18,493)
Kansas City, MO
Dec 17*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
New Mexico State
Rio Grande Rivalry
L 61–67  7–3
The Pit (15,411)
Albuquerque, NM
Dec 21*
7:00 pm, ESPNU
vs. Marquette
MGM Grand Showcase
W 75–68  8–3
MGM Grand Garden Arena (N/A)
Paradise, NV
Dec 23*
7:05 pm, RTRM
Grand Canyon W 80–68  9–3
The Pit (15,322)
Albuquerque, NM
Conference regular season
Jan 4
4:05 pm, ESPNU
Colorado State W 80–73  10–3 (1–0)
The Pit (15,411)
Albuquerque, NM
Jan 8
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Wyoming W 72–69 OT 11–3 (2–0)
Arena-Auditorium (4,711)
Laramie, WY
Jan 11
8:05 pm, RTRM
at San Jose State W 69–65  12–3 (3–0)
Event Center Arena (2,078)
San Jose, CA
Jan 15
7:05 pm, CBSSN
UNLV L 73–76  12–4 (3–1)
The Pit (15,351)
Albuquerque, NM
Jan 18
5:00 pm, ESPN3
at Fresno State W 89–78  13–4 (4–1)
Save Mart Center (6,499)
Fresno, CA
Jan 21
7:15 pm, CBSSN
Boise State W 84–75  14–4 (5–1)
The Pit (15,242)
Albuquerque, NM
Jan 25
2:00 pm, ESPN3
at Colorado State W 68–66  15–4 (6–1)
Moby Arena (5,592)
Ft. Collins, CO
Jan 28
9:05 pm, ESPNU
at Utah State W 78–65  16–4 (7–1)
Dee Glen Smith Spectrum (9,751)
Logan, UT
Feb 1
6:05 pm, RTRM
San Jose State W 72–47  17–4 (8–1)
The Pit (15,411)
Albuquerque, NM
Feb 5
9:05 pm, ESPNU
Wyoming W 66–61 OT 18–4 (9–1)
The Pit (15,077)
Albuquerque, NM
Feb 12
7:15 pm, CBSSN
at Boise State L 70–71  18–5 (9–2)
Taco Bell Arena (6,329)
Boise, ID
Feb 15
4:05 pm, CBSSN
Nevada W 90–72  19–5 (10–2)
The Pit (15,411)
Albuquerque, NM
Feb 19
9:05 pm, ESPN2
at UNLV W 68–56  20–5 (11–2)
Thomas and Mack Center (13,701)
Paradise, NV
Feb 22
8:05 pm, ESPN2
No. 6 San Diego State W 58–44  21–5 (12–2)
The Pit (15,411)
Albuquerque, NM
Feb 25
7:05 pm, CBSSN
No. 25 Utah State W 67–58  22–5 (13–2)
The Pit (15,352)
Albuquerque, NM
Mar 2
4:05 pm, ESPN3
No. 25 at Nevada W 72–58  23–5 (14–2)
Lawlor Events Center (7,259)
Reno, NV
Mar 5
7:00 pm, ESPN3
No. 21 Air Force W 80–52  24–5 (15–2)
The Pit (15,411)
Albuquerque, NM
Mar 8
8:00 pm, CBSSN
No. 21 at No. 10 San Diego State L 48–51  24–6 (15–3)
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
Mountain West Tournament
Mar 13
7:00 pm, CBSSN
No. 20 vs. Fresno State
Quarterfinals
W 93–77  25–6
Thomas and Mack Center (10,645)
Paradise, NV
Mar 14
9:30 pm, CBSSN
No. 20 vs. Boise State
Semifinals
W 70–67  26–6
Thomas and Mack Center (15,135)
Paradise, NV
Mar 15
4:00 pm, CBS
No. 20 vs. No. 8 San Diego State
Championship
W 64–58  27–6
Thomas and Mack Center (N/A)
Paradise, NV
NCAA Tournament
Mar 21*
11:40 am, TBS
No. 17 (7 S) vs. (10 S) Stanford
Second round
L 53–58  27–7
Scottrade Center (17,955)
St. Louis, MO
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll, (#) during NCAA Tournament is seed within region. S=South. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Mountain Time.

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RankingsEdit

Ranking movement
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