NCAA Tournament March Madness

#37 New Mexico

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Projected seed: 9

New Mexico has crafted a sturdy tournament resume anchored by high-profile wins, including a standout victory against a prominent San Diego State squad and a solid performance against Utah State. These wins flash their potential to tangle with the top-tier teams, showcasing an explosive offensive capability that can be a nightmare for opposing defenses come tournament time. However, losses to teams like Air Force, which aren't generally seen as tournament-caliber competition, hint at an inconsistency that can be concerning. The Lobos have opportunities to bolster their position with upcoming games, particularly a rematch with Utah State, which can serve as a validator for their tournament readiness and possibly secure a more favorable seeding. Defensively, there is room for improvement, as the numbers suggest they could be vulnerable when faced with teams that have a balanced or particularly strong offensive presence.

Date Opponent Ranking Outcome
11/6TX Southern266W92-55
11/9@St Mary's CA50L72-58
11/16UT Arlington125W82-80
11/21(N)Toledo139W92-84
11/22(N)Rice247W90-56
11/24(N)Pepperdine240W90-71
11/29Louisiana Tech81W74-65
12/2New Mexico St256W106-62
12/6UC Santa Barbara199W84-61
12/9(N)Santa Clara111W93-76
12/15@New Mexico St256W73-72
12/20UC Irvine72W78-65
1/2@Colorado St31L76-68
1/6Wyoming171W77-60
1/9@UNLV65L83-73
1/13San Diego St20W88-70
1/16Utah St42W99-86
1/20@Air Force290W85-66
1/24@San Jose St254W95-75
1/28Nevada29W89-55
1/31Boise St55L86-78
2/6@Wyoming171W91-73
2/10UNLV65L80-77
2/13@Nevada29W83-82
2/16@San Diego St20L81-70
2/21Colorado St31W68-66
2/24Air Force290L78-77
3/2@Boise St55L89-79
3/6Fresno St19589%
3/9@Utah St4239%