TOPEKA, Kansas – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today issued the following statement in response to predictions by New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas that New Mexico State will defeat KU and then Wichita State in the NCAA basketball tournament:
My friend and colleague Attorney General Balderas is obviously pandering his home-state crowd with his baseless prediction that New Mexico State will defeat both KU and Wichita State in the NCAA basketball tournament. As a new attorney general, Mr. Balderas clearly has much to learn about Kansas basketball. I wish him all the best in pondering these philosophical matters at length during the free time he will have next week after his team has departed the tournament this coming weekend in Omaha.”
Balderas is picking New Mexico State’s men’s team to go to the NCAA’s Elite Eight and New Mexico State women to win it all.
The state’s Democratic top cop says 15th seed New Mexico State will shock the sports world by beating Kansas, Wichita State and Butler before falling to unbeaten Kentucky in the men’s tournament.
The New Mexico State men’s basketball team is headed to the NCAA Tournament for the fourth straight year.
Balderas, a New Mexico Highlands graduate, predicts that that 16th seed Aggies will defeat Baylor in the women’s NCAA finals. To do so, the Aggies will have to beat No. 1 Maryland in the first round.