Pitino’s No. 22 Lobos push their way onto AP Top 25 slate


              Kentucky forward Oscar Tshiebwe (34) reacts during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against UCLA in the CBS Sports Classic, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in New York. The Bruins won 63-53. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)
            
              Arizona's Oumar Ballo (11) goes up to shoot against Morgan State's Khalil Turner (1) and Ty Horner (31) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darryl Webb)
            
              New Mexico forward Morris Udeze (24) drives past San Francisco center Volodymyr Markovetskyy (33) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Dec. 12, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Steve Marcus)
            
              North Carolina forward Armando Bacot celebrates after beating Ohio State an NCAA college basketball game in the CBS Sports Classic, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in New York. The Tar Heels won 89-84 in overtime. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)
            
              Purdue forward Trey Kaufman-Renn (4) shoots over New Orleans forward Omarion Henry (4) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in West Lafayette, Ind., Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
            
              Miami guard Isaiah Wong, right, passes the ball as St. Francis forward Josh Cohen defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Coral Gables, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
            
              New Mexico head coach Richard Pitino calls out to players during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against San Francisco Monday, Dec. 12, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Steve Marcus)
Pitino’s No. 22 Lobos push their way onto AP Top 25 slate