Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Lobos Are Giving Fran a Wild Ride.(Sports)

Byline: Mark Smith Journal Staff Writer

Strange Week Ends With Win at SDSU

It hasn't exactly been a trip to Disneyland, but Fran Fraschilla is enjoying the ride.

The University of New Mexico men's basketball coach has seen his team look like world beaters, then fall flat, then bounce right back in impressive fashion.

"Man, it's going to be a roller coaster this season," Fraschilla said.

The past week has been a perfect example of what's turning into an unpredictable season for the Lobos:

*Jan. 2: They trail by 11 points, lead by 10 and upset Gonzaga 81-80 in overtime on the road.

*Friday: They look lethargic at home in a 79-68 overtime loss to underdog New Mexico State.

*Monday: They spot host San Diego State an 11-point lead in playing a horrible first half, then come back to surprise the Aztecs 75-67 in their Mountain West Conference opener. …

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