Richard Pitino met the media Wednesday before the New Mexico men’s basketball team returns to action this weekend with the Lobo Classic, the first in-season tournament at The Pit since 2007-08. This year’s Lobo Classic features four schools, New Mexico, Jacksonville State, North Dakota State and Northern Colorado, playing a round-robin tournament with each team playing each of the others over three consecutive days.
The tournament begins on Friday with the Lobos hosting Jacksonville State at 5 p.m., followed by North Dakota State and Northern Colorado at 7:30 p.m. Saturday’s action starts at 5 p.m. with UNM vs. NDSU, followed at 7:30 p.m. by JSU vs. UNC. Sunday’s play starts at 3 p.m. with JSU vs. NDSU, with the tournament concluding with UNM vs. UNC. The three UNM games in the tournament will be streamed on the Mountain West Network. Friday’s radio broadcast of the Lobo game will be on KNML (due to conflict with UNM football), with the Saturday and Sunday UNM games on KKOB.