NEW MEXICO LOBOS BASKETBALL FACTS
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Stadium: University Arena (The Pit)
Conference: Mountain West Conference
Rivals: New Mexico State Aggies
The New Mexico Lobos have long been an active basketball program. The Lobos first fielded a program in 1899, though an official coach would not join the program until 1920. In their team history, the Lobos have posted 3 conference tournament championships and 5 conference regular season championships. Under Coach Bob King, the program rose to national prominence. With King at the helm, the Lobos would post consecutive winning seasons, and would capture their first WAC championship in King's second season.
The New Mexico Lobos play their home games at The Pit, less commonly referred to as University Arena. The Pit was finished in 1966, and has earned the reputation as one of the most hostile venues for an opposing team. The dark lighting and raucous student crowds often drown the opposing team and their fans. Come see a game at The Pit and be a part of the absolute craziness that is Lobos basketball.