March 24, 2011
Albuquerque, N.M. --- After four straight 20 win seasons and four straight postseason appearances, including wins in the postseason in each of the last two years, there certainly is a lot to celebrate about Lobo men's basketball. Now, fans can join in that celebration as tickets for the 2010-11 Men's Basketball Awards Banquet, presented by Branch Law Firm are now on sale. The awards banquet will be held on Tuesday, April 12 at the Albuquerque Embassy Suites, with a private reception at 6 p.m. and the awards dinner starting at 7 p.m.
Scott Didrickson, color analyst for Lobo basketball on the Lobo Sports Network will serve as master of ceremonies. The awards banquet will showcase UNM's 22-13 men's basketball team that advanced to the Sweet 16 of the National Invitation Tournament.
Fans can purchase tables for the event in two ways. A 3-Point Table includes a program acknowledgement, two tickets to the private reception, as autographed gift, eight tickets to the dinner, and two members of the Lobo basketball party will be at the table. A 3-Point Table costs $700. Fans can also purchase a 10-person regular table for $450.
Individual tickets for the event are $45, and individual tickets for the private reception at $50 apiece. Fans can also sponsor a student-athlete meal at the awards banquet for just $35.
Fans are requested to purchase their tickets and tables for the awards dinner by the close of business on April 7. To purchase tickets for the event, simply download the order form at the top of this page, or contact Yolanda Rodriguez in the men's basketball office at (505) 925-5750, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the banquet, Coach Steve Alford, who is the winningest Lobo coach through his first four seasons in school history, will speak. Senior Dairese Gary will be recognized for his First Team All-MWC and All-MWC Defensive Team selections, along with Drew Gordon for earning MWC Newcomer of the Year and Second Team All-Conference, and Kendall Williams, who was the league's Freshman of the Year and Honorable Mention All-Conference.