Kansas, New Mexico attorneys general spar over basketball

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has called out his New Mexico counterpart over his basketball predictions.

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas predicted that the New Mexico State University men’s basketball team would upset the University of Kansas on Friday and then Wichita State University in the NCAA Basketball Tournament.

Schmidt, in a statement Wednesday, called the prediction baseless.

Schmidt said that as a new attorney general, Balderas had much to learn about Kansas basketball. Balderas was elected in November.

The Kansas attorney general suggested that Balderas will have time to ponder it at greater length in his free time next week after his team has been knocked out of the tournament.