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January 28 Sports Office

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NEW MEXICO (KRQE) — These are two Mountain West programs in rebuilding mode. Men’s basketball teams UNM Lobos and San Jose State are also looking for a first league win. A team is going to be disappointed after Friday night when the two face off at The Pit in Albuquerque. The Lobos are on a seven-game losing streak while the Spartans have lost six in a row. Game time is 7 p.m. and will air on the Mountain West network.

In other sports news, Lobo’s women’s basketball team suffered their first conference game loss on Thursday night. UNLV defeated defending champions Mountain West 85-79. The Lobos will try to salvage their two-game road trip with a split when they meet San Diego State at 1 p.m. Saturday.

New Mexico State men’s basketball hasn’t lost a conference home game since 2017. The WAC preseason favorite plans to continue that way Saturday night when they host the league champion of last year and its Grand Canyon rival. “It’s going to be a busy environment and I think both teams will play really, really hard,” NMSU head coach Chris Jans said. “I think it’s going to be an awesome game for the fans to watch in person and on TV, just because of what’s at stake.”

Davion Franklin will resume his quest to knock out Bellator’s heavyweight division next month. Franklin will face Said Sowma at Bellator 274 on February 19 in Uncasville, Connecticut. “Really, it’s just somebody else getting in my way, if I’m being honest with you,” Franklin said. “I think he’s got good cardio and he’s a badass. He doesn’t look like a guy who’s going to give up. I hope he brings the fight because I bring my fight. I bring my A-game so I hope he brings his A-game.

The UNM indoor track and field season continues Saturday in the UNM Tag Team Open. Twenty-one collegiate teams face off at the Albuquerque Convention Center beginning Saturday at 9 a.m.

New Mexico United defender Saalih Muhammad announced his retirement from professional football on Friday. Muhammad spent three seasons with New Mexico. He scored one goal, made 15 interceptions and 15 clearances.