The New Mexico Lobos earned a No. 3 seed in the 2013 NCAA Tournament, but they will have the talent to earn a No. 2 seed in the 2013-14 college basketball season.
A No. 1 seed is certainly not out of the question, but New Mexico would have to do something really special to achieve that feat.
The Lobos are returning a bunch of talent from last year’s team, but they will be losing Tony Snell. Snell averaged 12.5 points per game last season. Luckily, leading scorer Kendall Williams will be back. Williams has the potential to be a star, but he still managed to average 13.3 points per game and 4.9 assists per game last season.
New Mexico finished last season with an overall record of 29-6. It won the MWC with a 13-3 record. The team will have the talent to run the tables in conference play in the upcoming season.
The Lobos were great last year, but the MWC being so tough likely was a big reason why they were able to earn a No. 3 seed. The conference will probably not be as good in the 2013-14 season, but I am sure teams like UNLV and San Diego State will still compete. Plus, Boise State will be stacked and should have no problem making the dance.
Regardless, New Mexico could be even better in the upcoming season. As a result, you would think that the Lobos would at least earn a No. 3 seed.
Earning a No. 2 seed or not, the Lobos will make the 2014 NCAA Tournament and they will likely win the MWC in the process.