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Sports desk: UNM basketball begins practice

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – The UNM basketball team officially began practice ahead of the 2022-2023 season this week. Expectations are high for the Lobos with a star-studded backcourt of Jamal Mashburn Jr. and Jalen House, new additions in the frontcourt and a second full year with Richard Pitino as head coach.

“Do I want them to think about the Mountain West championship, of course I do, that’s why I came here because I believe we can win a championship,” Pitino said. “I don’t know if we are ready to win a championship in a league that is very stable. We’ll see when adversity hits and we’ll see how the season goes, but I really like the lineup right now.”


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In other news, New Mexico United is still looking for the team’s first win since Aug. 20. The Black and Yellows have an away game against Las Vegas on Friday and the pressure is on with just four games left in the playoffs. .

“The size is up in practice and we keep the intensity up because those are the games you kind of live the season for, yeah,” midfielder Justin Portillo said. “All the games are important, but this one here means a lot more for the playoffs. So it’s important to get a couple of guys back and a couple more healthy ones and then continue to train hard.”

Meanwhile, the Lobo football team, the defending Mountain West champions, is still looking for its first conference win of the season. UNM opened the season with two straight draws.

“There are quite a few new coaches this year, which is also exciting because you start to see some styles and different personalities, and both of those teams have two new female head coaches this week, which is really cool,” coach Dyche said. . “They play a completely different style. So we don’t know what to prepare for. It’s not the same old style from years past. I think that part is fascinating.”

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Sports desk: UNM basketball begins practice

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – The UNM basketball team officially began practice ahead of the 2022-2023 season this week. Expectations are high for the Lobos with a star-studded backcourt of Jamal Mashburn Jr. and Jalen House, new additions in the frontcourt and a second full year with Richard Pitino as head coach.

“Do I want them to think about the Mountain West championship, of course I do, that’s why I came here because I believe we can win a championship,” Pitino said. “I don’t know if we are ready to win a championship in a league that is very stable. We’ll see when adversity hits and we’ll see how the season goes, but I really like the lineup right now.”


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In other news, New Mexico United is still looking for the team’s first win since Aug. 20. The Black and Yellows have an away game against Las Vegas on Friday and the pressure is on with just four games left in the playoffs. .

“The size is up in practice and we keep the intensity up because those are the games you kind of live the season for, yeah,” midfielder Justin Portillo said. “All the games are important, but this one here means a lot more for the playoffs. So it’s important to get a couple of guys back and a couple more healthy ones and then continue to train hard.”

Meanwhile, the Lobo football team, the defending Mountain West champions, is still looking for its first conference win of the season. UNM opened the season with two straight draws.

“There are quite a few new coaches this year, which is also exciting because you start to see some styles and different personalities, and both of those teams have two new female head coaches this week, which is really cool,” coach Dyche said. . “They play a completely different style. So we don’t know what to prepare for. It’s not the same old style from years past. I think that part is fascinating.”

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