Thursday, March 18, 2010


Gov. Bill Richardson continued what might be called his “basketball tour” Thursday.
The governor traveled to San Jose, Calif. to root for the University of New Mexico Men’s basketball team in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against the University of Montana Grizzlies.

“I am so proud of this team and everything they’ve accomplished this season, and I want to be in the stands tonight cheering them on as they take their record breaking season to the next level,” Richardson said in a news release. “I wish the players, Coach Alford and the entire staff the best as they take to the national stage and show everyone what we mean when we say ‘We are New Mexico.’”

Last week Richardson and First Lady Barbara Richardson went to Las Vegas, Nev. to support the Lobos in the 2010 Mountain West Conference Tournament. In that game UNM lost to San Diego State in the tournament’s semifinals.

Richardson is scheduled to return to New Mexico today.