Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

No Homecoming for Fran.(Sports)

Byline: Mark Smith Journal Staff Writer

Memphis Goes Inside To Oust UNM Game Short of N.Y. Again

MEMPHIS, Tenn. Sometimes, you really can't go home again.

The University of New Mexico men's basketball season ended Thursday night, much the same way it started one game shy of a trip to coach Fran Fraschilla's native New York City.

In a poorly played game in which they never led, the Lobos (21-13) lost to Memphis 81-63 in the third round of the National Invitation Tournament.

The Tigers (20-14) and their own New York-bred coach, John Calipari, advance to next week's semifinals in the Big Apple.

In November, the Lobos lost at Temple in the Preseason NIT to miss making the trip back East by a game.

"They were just a lot more aggressive than us," said UNM guard Eric Chatfield, a native of Queens, N. …

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