Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Lobos' Schedule Has RPI In Mind.(Final)

Byline: Rick Wright Journal Staff Writer

Wake Highlights Non-MWC Slate

Coach Ritchie McKay says he's close to finalizing the 2003-04 University of New Mexico men's basketball schedule.

That schedule, he says, might include two games against non-Division I opponents partly at the suggestion of Mountain West Conference Commissioner Craig Thompson.

"We gave the Mountain West our schedule (thus far)," McKay says, "and Craig suggested we add a second non-Division I team instead of a D-I team with (a Ratings Percentage Index) below 200."

Last season, the Lobos played one non-Division I school Western New Mexico. The Lobos beat the Mustangs 107-49 in the Pit on Jan. …

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