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Morris Udeze commits to Richard Pitino and UNM basketball

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The University of New Mexico Lobo men’s basketball has found some help in the frontcourt. Wichita State transfer Morris Udeze committed to Richard Pitino and the Lobos Sunday. He made the announcement on his twitter account. The six foot eight 245 pound forward averaged more than 10 points and over 6 rebounds […]
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Richard Pitino returning to game against Boise State

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Lobo men’s basketball coach Richard Pitino will return to the court on Saturday after missing the two previous games due to COVID-19. The Lobos went 0-2 in his absence. Pitino’s absence was the first time he has experienced being away from the game but he said that with everything else going on […]
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Lobo Coaches Show with Richard Pitino Airs Tonight at 10pm on My50

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Lobo Coaches Show returns tonight (Jan. 5) with the first basketball episode of the season. The show, hosted by Voice of the Lobos Robert Portnoy and head coach Richard Pitino, will air at 10 p.m. on My50 in Albuquerque. The show will be available online on the Lobo Athletics YouTube Channel beginning Thursday morning.
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Richard Pitino wants to see his Lobos play better defense

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Richard Pitino knows his young Lobos can improve in multiple areas. He would really like to see them improve defensively. The Lobos like to play man to man. “We’re sitting towards the bottom, if not the bottom, of the Mountain West,” said Pitino. “Obviously we...

Richard Pitino, New Mexico clash with Colorado

The Colorado Buffaloes knew this season would be different with a young team and a young point guard leading the way. They didn't expect to be in a dogfight right from the start, barely escaping with a win over Montana State on Tuesday night. The pessimistic viewpoint is the struggle...
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Sports Desk: Richard Pitino, Lobos ready for first regular-season game

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The regular season starts for Richard Pitino and his Lobo men’s basketball team Wednesday night as Florida Atlantic University makes a stop at The Pit. The Owls return two starters from last season’s 13-10 team. One of those starters just happens to be Bryan Greenlee, who played his freshman season, 2019-20 under Pitino at Minnesota.
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Jalen Suggs would have been a two-sport Gopher, if Richard Pitino recruited him harder

Jalen Suggs was on the verge of becoming a two-sport athlete for the Gophers, the West St. Paul native revealed on the “Road Trippin’ ” podcast this week. Suggs, a four-star quarterback at Minnehaha Academy, had a good relationship with Minnesota football coach P.J. Fleck in the recruiting process, but the five-star point guard said he didn’t get a strong enough vibe from former Minnesota men’s basketball coach Richard Pitino.
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Quinton Webb says yes to Richard Pitino, Lobo men’s basketball

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Quinton Webb went on his Twitter page Monday and made it known that he verbally committed to the University of New Mexico to play basketball. Webb recently had a visit to UNM before committing. The six-foot-seven power forward is from San Ysidro, California. He plays his...
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Braden Appelhans says yes to Richard Pitino and the Lobos

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Lobo men’s basketball coach Richard Pitino has received his first commitment from the class of 2022. Shooting guard and forward Braden Appelhans has committed to New Mexico. Appelhans is a three-star recruit who averaged over 14 points and over 3 rebounds per game for Blue Springs...