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NMSU and UNM men’s basketball to face off only once a season

NMSU and UNM men’s basketball to face off only once a season

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — New Mexico State and New Mexico men’s basketball will only face off once a season for the next two years, first reported by Geoff Grammer of the Albuquerque Journal.

According to the report, both UNM and NMSU’s athletic directors as well as men’s basketball head coaches have agreed on the move. Contracts have not been finalized yet.

One meeting a season will be the norm when it comes to the Rio Grande Rivalry between the men’s basketball teams for the next two seasons. The change will be revisited after the 2025-26 season, per the report.

This upcoming season, New Mexico State will visit The Pit in Albuquerque to take on New Mexico on Dec. 7, per the report. A date for the 2025-26 men’s basketball game in Las Cruces has not yet been set.

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