ALBUQUERQUE — It wasn’t exactly a Rio Grande Rivalry classic, but it’ll do just fine for fans of the cherry and silver.

That’s especially true for the one player who never actually wore those colors.

Serving has host to Monday’s opening round of the New Mexico Regional in the winner-take-all The Basketball Tournament, a group made up mostly of former University of New Mexico Lobos beat a team of ex-New Mexico State Aggies 89-82 in front of an energetic crowd listed at 3,542.

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The Enchantment’s Anthony Mathis, center, battles for a rebound against the PanAmaniacs’ Brandon West, left, and Braxton Huggins on Monday during their TBT New Mexico Regional matchup in The Pit.

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The Panamaniacs’ Brandon West shoots under pressure by the Enchantment’s Joe Furstinger on Monday during their TBT New Mexico Regional matchup in The Pit.

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The Enchantment’s Jamal Fenton celebrates after scoring a three-point shot against the Panamaniacs on Monday during their TBT New Mexico Regional matchup in The Pit.

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