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New Mexico teams adjusting to long-term life on the road


              FILE - In this Thursday, March 21, 2019, file photo, New Mexico State forward Johnny McCants (35) and Auburn forward Chuma Okeke (5) battle for the ball in the first half during a first round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament in Salt Lake City. Coronavirus restrictions in New Mexico make it impossible for the schools there to play their seasons. McCants and his New Mexico State teammates have settled into a regular routine less than a week after the team temporarily relocated to Phoenix, amid the pandemic. (AP Photo/Jeff Swinger, File)
FILE - In this Thursday, March 21, 2019, file photo, New Mexico State forward Johnny McCants (35) and Auburn forward Chuma Okeke (5) battle for the ball in the first half during a first round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament in Salt Lake City. Coronavirus restrictions in New Mexico make it impossible for the schools there to play their seasons. McCants and his New Mexico State teammates have settled into a regular routine less than a week after the team temporarily relocated to Phoenix, amid the pandemic. (AP Photo/Jeff Swinger, File)

PHOENIX (AP) — The major college sports programs in New Mexico are trying to make the most of being temporarily relocated this season due to coronavirus restrictions in their home state. The University of New Mexico's football team moved to Las Vegas for this season, while the men's and women's basketball teams have set up in two Texas towns. Meanwhile, New Mexico State's men's basketball team has a temporary home at a resort in Phoenix. Spending extended time away from family and friends has been tough, but it's also been a bonding experience for players and coaches.

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