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UNM's Alex Kirk (53) and Cameron Bairstow (41) converge on NMSU's Renaldo Dixon during the Lobos' Dec. 4 win in Las Cruces, which the Aggies avenged on Tuesday in the Pit. (Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal)

Lobos try to rebound vs. Marquette

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The New Mexico Lobos aren’t used to losing back-to-back games.

In fact, before their Dec. 14 road loss to Kansas and Tuesday home defeat to rival New Mexico State, the men’s basketball program hadn’t suffered consecutive losses since the 2011-12 season. But that doesn’t mean the Lobos (7-3) are feeling added pressure in today’s MGM Grand Showcase against a Marquette (7-4), a preseason Top 25 squad that was picked to win the Big East.