SOCORRO, New Mexico (STPNS) -- A lot of credit should be given to the Magdalena girls basketball team, which finished its season with a 28-1 record.

I am sure the Lady Steers would have liked nothing better than to win a state championship. And they were close. Really close.

Magdalena lost 48-46 to Floyd Thursday night in the Class A state semifinals at the Santa Ana Center and it had its opportunities.

But thatís basketball and sometimes a little luck is involved in trying to win a championship.

The Lady Steers and their coaches should not hang their heads. They should be proud of what they have accomplished.

March Madness

Even more college basketball fans in the state of New Mexico will be afflicted with the disease called March Madness.

New Mexico already knew it was going to the Big Dance even before the Mountain West Tournament. And despite losing to San Diego State in the conference tournament semifinals, the Lobos still earned a third seed and a date against Montana on Thursday night in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

The Lobos arenít the only New Mexico school dancing.

The New Mexico State Aggies rolled through its conference tournament and earned an automatic bid and they will face Michigan State Friday night.

Both games can be seen on KRQE Channel 13.

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Proper Credit

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