Big men Alex Kirk and Cameron Bairstow had big games but got
very little help from the New Mexico backcourt as the 3-seed Lobos
by 14-seed Harvard 68-62 in the NCAA Tournament second round game
against UNM at the EnergySolutions Arena in Salt
Lake City, Utah Thursday night. The win was the first ever for the
Crimson in the Big Dance.
Alex Kirk had 15 points and nine rebounds, and No. 14 New Mexico clinched the Mountain West Conference regular season title with a 53-42 victory over Wyoming on Saturday.
The Lobos (25-4, 12-2 MWC) went 21 for 27 from the free throw line in winning or sharing the title for the fifth time in the last six seasons. Cameron Bairstow contributed 13 points and nine rebounds, and Kendall...
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March 02, 2013
Typically fans hold their breath when center Alex Kirk of the New Mexico Lobos takes a three-point attempt. The Pit held its collective breath when Kirk took his last trey with 1:32 left in UNM’s
pivotal game against the San Diego State Wednesday night then exploded in
delight when he buried the shot and the Lobos
went on to defeat the visiting Aztecs 70-60 before a sold out crowd
Alex Kirk had 25 points and Cameron Bairstow scored 16, including nine straight in the closing minutes to help No. 14 New Mexico beat San Diego State 70-60 on Wednesday night.
Kirk scored seven points during a key 15-3 run early in the second half that pushed New Mexico's lead to 48-33. The Lobos (24-4, 11-2 Mountain West) are one win from clinching the regular-season conference...
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February 28, 2013
Alex Kirk had 23 points and nine rebounds to lead No. 25 New Mexico to a 65-60 win over No. 24 UNLV on Wednesday night in the Mountain West opener for both teams.
Justin Hawkins hit a 3-pointer with 3:25 left to cap a 7-0 UNLV run that gave it a 58-56 lead. Then New Mexico (14-2, 1-0) took over, closing the game on a 9-2 run.
Kendall Williams hit a 3-pointer with 2:09 left to put...
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January 10, 2013
The New Mexico Lobos’ sophomore center Alex Kirk blocked a
shot by Sean Kilpatrick of the Cincinnati Bearcats with two seconds
left in the
game to preserve UNM’s 55-54 road win over the No. 8 Bearcats at
Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio Thursday night a the Lobos knocked Cincy
ranks of the undefeated.
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Alex Kirk scored 15 points and blocked Sean Kilpatrick's shot just before the buzzer Thursday night, preserving New Mexico's 55-54 win that handed No. 8 Cincinnati its first loss.
New Mexico (13-1) rallied in the second half behind its 7-foot center, who hit a 3-pointer, got a team-high seven rebounds and slapped away Kilpatrick's jumper off an inbounds...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- New Mexico State coach Marvin Menzies was expecting a better performance from his team against New Mexico.
"It's just not a good feeling when you lose to a rival," Menzies said. "And it's especially not a good feeling when you don't give them your best game. That's a combination of them taking us out of some of the things...
Behind a double-double from post Alex Kirk, New Mexico pulled away from Portland in the second half Sunday in a 69-54 win.
Kirk finished with 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Lobos (6-0), and Jamal Fenton added 12 in his first start of the season.
Kevin Bailey, who fouled out with 11 minutes remaining, and Korey Thielke each scored 11 to lead the Pilots (2-3).
The teams combined...
In his return after a year off due to back surgery, sophomore center Alex Kirk tallied game-highs in scoring and rebounding as the New Mexico survived a savage second half to defeat Division II New Mexico Highlands 92-70 before an announced crowd of 13,055 at The Pit in their final exhibition game of the season.