Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Learning From The Massacre.(Sports)

Byline: RICK WRIGHT Of the Journal

STANFORD, Calif. Did you happen to notice that Stanford men's basketball coach Mike Montgomery is a dead ringer for Clu Gulager, the actor who starred in "The Virginian" back in the '60s?

No, of course you didn't. You probably had no Clu.

Still, that's the kind of thing that pops into one's head as an exciting 24-23 basketball game degenerates into a 75-44 rout like the shiner the top-ranked Stanford Cardinal hung on the University of New Mexico on Saturday evening at Maples Pavilion.

If nothing else, the Lobos may have learned how little of a Clu they have.

If so, the carnage was worth it.

Other random thoughts culled from a good game gone bad:

*Dave Webber from Santa Cruz, a contestant in a promotion during a second-half time out, hit more 3-pointers (three) than did the Lobos (one). …

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