But this week New Mexico learned that in the case of the tens of millions spent renovating University Arena, better known as the Pit, that expectation will remain as unfulfilled as a wallflower at prom. The NCAA doesnt want to dance at the Pit. The $60 million question is why. Mike Haggerty, UNMs assistant athletic director of events, worked with the state, the mayors office and the Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau on bids to host 2016, 2017 and/or 2018 mens NCAA Tournament games, aka the Big Dance.
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