The Mtn. to Feature Hour Long Pregame Show on the 200th Meeting Between UNM and NMSU
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  12/19/2007
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Dec. 19, 2007

The MountainWest Sports Network - The Mtn. - will air a one-hour pre-game special on Wednesday, December 19 in recognition of the 200th meeting between the New Mexico Lobos and New Mexico State Aggies men's basketball teams from The Pit in Albuquerque. The live telecast will begin at 6:00pm Mountain Time, and tip-off is slated for 7:00pm.

"We at The Mtn. are honored to carry this historic 200th meeting between these two fine basketball programs," said Kim Carver, vice president and general manager of The Mtn. "Both schools enjoy a great basketball tradition, which makes this rivalry even more special, and we are excited to be able to expand on that with our enhanced pre-game coverage of the game."

The pre-game live package will feature the following highlights:

  • Mike Roberts, celebrating his 39th year as the voice of New Mexico basketball, shares his unique front row perspective on the history of the rivalry;
  • The Toppert's - Bob and Chad - represent a father/son tandem that played in this rivalry. Argy Stathopoulous has their unique story;
  • Steve Alford, first-year head coach of the Lobos, shares his thoughts on this southwestern version of the Hatfield's and McCoy's;
  • Former Lobo and current Indiana Pacers forward Danny Granger reminisces about his memories of the New Mexico/New Mexico State rivalry;
  • Sacramento Kings head coach Reggie Theus, a former head coach of the Aggies, teams up with former Aggie player and current Kings assistant coach Randy Brown in trading barbs with another alum of the rivalry and current Sacramento Kings star, ex-Lobo Kenny Thomas;
  • Former New Mexico State assistant coach and Mtn. analyst Rob Evans, now an assistant with the Arkansas Razorbacks, weighs in on his years and memories of the rivalry;
  • Special guests live from The Pit, interviews with former New Mexico players Hunter Greene and George Scott, and a special segment on the history of this great rivalry as told through the players who were lucky enough to experience it.

    The Mtn. can be seen in New Mexico on COMCAST Channel 276 in Albuquerque, Las Vegas, Los Alamos, Raton, Santa Fe, and Taos; Channel 277 in Gallup, and Channel 181 in Grants, Silver City, and Socorro. Viewers in Roswell and Rio Rancho can see the game on Cable ONE Channel 329 in Roswell and Rio Rancho.

    Fans unable to tune in for the live game telecast at 7:00pm Wednesday can see the game replayed that night at 11:00pm, and again on Thursday, December 20 at 6:00am and 2:00pm Mountain Time.

    About The Mtn.
    The MountainWest Sports Network - The Mtn. - premiered on September 1, 2006 as the first network dedicated to a college athletic conference - the Division I Mountain West Conference (MWC). The Mtn. annually covers more than 220 collegiate sporting events, including football, basketball, Olympic sports, and conference championship coverage. The Mtn. also provides news programming, coaches' shows, pre and post game analysis and feature programming about MWC athletics. The Mtn. is jointly owned by Comcast and CSTV Networks, Inc. For more information, visit www.themtn.tv.

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