The New Mexico Lobos men’s basketball team is a Division I program for the University of New Mexico. The team is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico and plays their home games at The Pit. The Pit has a capacity of 17,200 people and opened in 1966. Since it’s opening, The Pit has been known for being one of the loudest arenas in the country. The arena is located a mile above sea level, which, coupled with the incredibly high volume of the cheers, makes it one of the toughest places to play. The team has won more than 80% of its games at home since The Pit opened. The team plays in the Mountain West Conference. The team is currently coached by Steve Alford. In Alford’s five years as head coach, the team has made the postseason every year, making the NCAA Tournament twice, most recently in 2012 when the team reached the Third Round.
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