The Mountain West conference has canceled the two-game series between San Diego State and New Mexico that had been scheduled to begin Wednesday.
The series, which was to be played on the campus of Lubbock Christian University in Texas, will not be rescheduled.
New Mexico (5-11, 1-11 Mountain West) has not been able to play at home this season due to public health orders in the state, and according to the Albuquerque Journal, had too few scholarship players to take the court with San Diego State.
There are questions over the Lobos’ ability to continue at all with play in 2021.
Aztec Coach Brian Dutcher spoke to XTRA 1360 and said, “Obviously, New Mexico decided they couldn’t compete. I know they’ve had as hard a year as anybody, they haven’t been at home, they’ve been on the road the whole time. I understand how hard it’s been.”
SDSU is exploring options to fill the open dates and will announce further changes in its schedule as they become available. XTRA 1360 reported that the program is focusing on a high -ranked team, including No. 1 Gonzaga or No. 5 Houston.
As it currently stands, the Aztecs (13-4, 7-3 MW) won’t return to action until Monday against San Jose State (5-11, 3-9 MW).