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    New Mexico’s Cameron Bairstow, left, drives past San Diego State’s Skylar Spencer during the first half of the Mountain West Conference championship game Saturday in Las Vegas, Nev. Isaac Brekken/The Associated Press

Posted: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 5:11 pm | Updated: 11:26 pm, Tue Mar 18, 2014.

ALBUQUERQUE — The universal reaction to The University of New Mexico’s seeding in the Big Dance — at least in the heart of Lobo Nation — was outrage.

A No. 7 seed in the South region was taken as a sign of disrespect among Lobos fans, particularly after a season in which the team won 27 games, won its conference tournament and spent two extended stretches ranked inside the Top 25. On Monday, the team climbed to 17th in the final regular season rankings for the Associated Press and USA Today — its highest rank of the entire campaign.

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