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Lobos March Forward

Lobo fans Steven Machson and LeeAnna Fresquez celebrate at Fox and Hound Pub and Grill after New Mexico defeated Long Beach State in the NCAA Tournament.  (Jim Thompson/Journal)
Lobo fans Steven Machson and LeeAnna Fresquez celebrate at Fox and Hound Pub and Grill after New Mexico defeated Long Beach State in the NCAA Tournament. (Jim Thompson/Journal)
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The University of New Mexico men’s basketball team seized its moment Thursday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

The 21st-ranked Lobos turned back scrappy Long Beach State 75-68.

UNM had about 300 fans among the 17,050 at the Rose Garden in Portland, Ore.

Meanwhile, the Lobo faithful tuned into the game at various places around Albuquerque and at the Pit, which was also hosting NCAA Tournament games.

Some fans at the Pit, however, ran into trouble. Internet access was spotty, and some TVs on the concourse had to be turned off because fans surrounding them were creating a fire hazard.

Saturday
UNM vs. Louisville

at 7:40 p.m. on TBS.(Time approximate, game will start 30 minutes after previous game ends.)

New Mexico will take on No. 17 Louisville in the third round on Saturday.

If the Lobos win that game, they will earn their first trip to the Sweet 16 in program history.

For more on the Lobos, see the sports section of ABQJournal.com.

— This article appeared on page A1 of the Albuquerque Journal

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