Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

There's Extra Incentive for Fraschilla, White.(Sports)

Byline: Mark Smith Journal Staff Writer

MEMPHIS, Tenn. The University of New Mexico men's basketball team may not be home, but Wayland White sure is and coach Fran Fraschilla is mighty close.

White, the Lobos' senior dunk master who capped his homecourt farewell in spectacular fashion on Tuesday, has returned to his roots for tonight's game at Memphis. Meanwhile, Fraschilla is just one step away from a trip to his birthplace New York City.

The winner of tonight's third-round National Invitation Tournament game heads to the event's semifinals next week in the Big Apple.

"It's really exciting for Wayland," Fraschilla said. "To go out the way he did on Tuesday and then get to play an hour from where he was born is something special. His father will get to see him play for the first time in college. …

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