NCAA Tournament March Madness

#23 New Mexico

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Projected seed: 7 (automatic qualifier)

New Mexico boasts a strong resume with a slew of quality wins, particularly in their conference, where they managed to topple top-tier teams such as San Diego State and Nevada while also staying dominant against lower-tier opponents. They've proven they can hang with the best in their league, and a win against a nationally ranked team like San Diego State is a marquee feather in their cap. However, losses to UNLV and Air Force raise questions about consistency, and the setback against Boise State at a crucial juncture might give the selection committee pause. Despite these hiccups, their high-powered offense should catch the eye, although defensive lapses might make them a bit of a wildcard. The Lobos' strong finish in the conference tournament, beating rivals like Boise State and Colorado State before once again getting the best of San Diego State, solidifies the impression that they can rally when it matters most and suggests they could be capable of making a run in the Big Dance.

Date Opponent Ranking Outcome
11/6TX Southern275W92-55
11/9@St Mary's CA39L72-58
11/16UT Arlington116W82-80
11/29Louisiana Tech95W74-65
12/2New Mexico St260W106-62
12/6UC Santa Barbara214W84-61
12/9(N)Santa Clara107W93-76
12/15@New Mexico St260W73-72
12/20UC Irvine73W78-65
1/2@Colorado St34L76-68
1/13San Diego St20W88-70
1/16Utah St47W99-86
1/20@Air Force288W85-66
1/24@San Jose St257W95-75
1/31Boise St59L86-78
2/16@San Diego St20L81-70
2/21Colorado St34W68-66
2/24Air Force288L78-77
3/2@Boise St59L89-79
3/6Fresno St208W79-58
3/9@Utah St47L87-85
3/13(N)Air Force288W82-56
3/14(N)Boise St59W76-66
3/15(N)Colorado St34W74-61
3/16(N)San Diego St20W68-61