Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

'The Pulse' White Keeps Team Alive.(Sports)

Byline: RICK WRIGHT Of the Journal

This is Super Bowl Sunday, so let's put Saturday night's New Mexico-Colorado State men's basketball game in the proper perspective.

One team ran clever misdirection. The other doggedly took it right down the middle.

One team dominated the statistics but had a hard time putting the ball in the, uh, end zone. The other was dominated physically but made play after play.

In the end, it came down to one moment.

And one guy.

And, as they always say, defense wins games.

Wayland White, the Lobos' 6-foot, 6-inch senior wing, had been struggling.

After missing UNM's victory over Air Force because of a death in his family, he had a total of eight points and eight rebounds in the Lobos' road losses to Stanford and UNLV. …

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