Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Only Lobos, Rams Know the Future.(Sports)

Byline: MARK SMITH Of the Journal

And down the stretch they come. With just two games left in the Mountain West Conference men's basketball season, a deluge of possibilities remain before seedings can be determined for next week's conference tournament in Las Vegas, Nev.

While much can still happen as far as who finishes where, one matchup has been set. And as irony would have it, it's smack-dab in the middle of the pack.

The middle is usually the last to be filled. But with UNLV being on probation and ineligible for the event in its own backyard, the Rebels automatically get tossed from the innards of the race to the No. 8 slot.

That leaves New Mexico, currently tied for fourth with UNLV, and sixth-place Colorado State with nowhere to go except against each other. …

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