Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Biggest Tests Upcoming for Lobos.(Sports)

Byline: Mark Smith Journal Staff Writer

Sure it's 12-2. And yes, it's unbeaten in the Mountain West Conference. But how much has the University of New Mexico men's basketball team really proven thus far?

Despite its lofty record and gritty efforts, the Lobos are covered with more question marks than The Riddler. But holy cow Batman, that will change dramatically in the coming week.

"There's no doubt," says UNM coach Fran Fraschilla. "The toughest part of our schedule is still coming, and it doesn't get much tougher than this week."

Gone are the games against the Furmans, Mercers, William & Marys and Eastern New Mexicos of the world. This week the Lobos get a taste of the big boys starting with the very biggest when they visit top-ranked Stanford (15-0) on Saturday. …

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