Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

UNM May Be Inching Closer to Hump Day.(Sports)

Byline: RICK WRIGHT Of the Journal

LAS VEGAS, Nev. Instead of Big Monday, maybe they should call it Big Dromedary.

You know, as in the hump the University of New Mexico men's basketball team couldn't get over late Monday night in an 80-72 loss to UNLV.

Or, as in the hump the Lobos really haven't gotten over since coach Fran Fraschilla took over a program lacking a force in the paint.

After the game, that hump weighed heavily on the Lobos' minds.

"Every time we got close, they (the Runnin' Rebels) made a play," said Fraschilla. "We couldn't get over the hump."

"We had a great second half," said Lobos guard Tim Lightfoot, "but we just didn't make enough plays to get over the hump. …

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