Fans Fill Floor at THE PIT

Were you THERE for that? Or did you catch it on nationally televised, VERSUS in HD?

The UNM Lobos were certainly there and the tired out Jimmer lead BYU Cougars were stunned. Ranked 6th in the Nation ovberall and just today ranking #1 for being the best RPI team (Not sure what this means but hey, they were #1 this morning in their RPI-ing.)


Recently in the season, the Lobos went down for three losing games in a row but have won their last two games with flying colors. If there's a good time for a hot streak, this is it. Today's game: an Instant Classic.

Here are some quick shots at the game taken from my living room...GO LOBOS.



Lobo Tony Snell a PIT supah-stah!


World famous JIMMER has a bad day...


Let's hear it for The Lobos...!

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Comment by ramon t on January 29, 2011 at 7:49pm
Comment by The DitchRider on January 29, 2011 at 11:28pm
And it seems the fans jumped up and down on the bleachers so much in the student section that the bleachers collapsed!  This was truly a stunning performance.  The shots finally started falling for us.  Whooohooo.
Comment by Adelita on January 30, 2011 at 7:32am
I saw it on tv with my daughter and her friends.  We screamed and yelled and cheered like we were in The Pit!  Nothing sweeter than beating BYU!!!!!!!!
Comment by The DitchRider on January 30, 2011 at 7:42am
Comment by Ben Moffett on January 30, 2011 at 8:17am
The only thing wrong with basketball is its name. It should be called armadillo, not basketball. Armadillo is a sport where you win at home and get killed on the road. In that regard it smacks of professional wrestling or roller derby. Nobody cares. The fans (almost) always go home happy, with a better chance of having a good time than they would have if they went to an unknown theater production. The money comes rolling in and the school, in theory, has some left over for the medical school.
Comment by ramon t on January 30, 2011 at 9:14am
Fun hater has entered the room.
Comment by shotsie on January 30, 2011 at 11:18am

Especially sweet game since BYU is leaving the conference this year (I won't miss their mid-20's linemen in football..) It's noteworthy that the Jimmer still scored 32 points, but the BYU bench only scored 2 points, while the Lobos bench scored 30 points.  Also, he shot 6 of 12 from 3 point range, but only 2 of 5 from the free throw line - you'd think it  would be higher for a lights out shooter. 

Maybe collapsing the student seating will be the new thing in college basketball....   (I hope it at least made the highlights on ESPN....)

Comment by Debra Landau on January 30, 2011 at 12:48pm

Well, Mr. Moffett, prepare your tuffet ... If your point is that most basketball fans are not theater fans (and vice-versa), then yup, you're probably right. But there are some of us who are both. And what's up with slamming unknown theater productions? Do you mean original? Should we local theater artists stick with revivals and forget that whole creativity thang?


And I have my doubts that any Lobo basketball overage goes to the medical school. There are the constant issues with the new Pit and, of course, Lobo football hasn't exactly been paying for itself, Locksley included.

Comment by Ben Moffett on January 30, 2011 at 1:38pm
Debra and Ramon. You are both right. I saw this as a basketball discussion post and not a fan celebration post, and my comment does appear (even to me now) to be putting a wet blanket over the party. As a person who is both a huge basketball fan and a regular at Albuquerque's many theaters, big and small, and where I am seldom if ever disappointed, I frequently get off on tangents that no one else is interested in. Statistical analysis of basketball is one of my interests. I'll post my views on the home court advantage on my own DCF blog. (which see) at some later time and in more detail. I would erase it here, except it would confuse future readers of  Jeff's admirable post. These photos, by the way, are clearer than what I actually saw on my TV.
Comment by Jeff Hartzer on January 30, 2011 at 7:38pm

Thanks Ramon for RPI info...another friend adds this comment:

"RPI is Rating Power Index (or something like that) which refers to the strength of schedule a team plays and such. If some team play a weak slate of cupcakes and the little sisters of mercy, then it's a weak RPI. Play strong out of conference teams  even mid-majors such as Butler and win and your RPI is high."

Be great to have a three peat against AirForce this week...And yes, BYU will be on the docket again (in BYU territory next time). GO LOBOS...


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