It was a close game the entire time, with the Lobos trailing by just a couple of points until the very last couple of minutes. They got a couple of lucky breaks and some good shots, which enabled them to win the game 62-59. Really, Air Force played a better game overall and should have won. Both teams had great players, each with one phenomenal shooter who scored consistently on the long shots.
Louie Lobo, the UNM mascot, was goofing around in the stands and came to sit with fans very near us for photo ops. I managed to get a shot of him from behind. My one weakness in photography is big furry mascots and photo booths with goofy hats. However, I turned for a moment to watch the game and he was gone.
Earlier in the afternoon, we had talked about the last time we were in the Pit and determined it was in 1984 at my husband's graduation from UNM. Before that, we attended a Willie Nelson concert sometime around 1980, before our daughter was born. That was a really long time ago, and last year the Pit underwent a huge remodel. While the Pit itself is good, the outside of the building now looks very striking from the outside. It's all finished now and ready for the Native American Pow-wow at the end of April called "Gathering of Nations," the largest pow-wow in the country.