Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

One Small Victory Over Great Expectations.(Sports)

Byline: RICK WRIGHT Of the Journal

For the Old Left-Hander, Charles G. Driesell of the 754 victories, a nonconference defeat in the middle of February is the career equivalent of a single turnover.

But for the Young Right-Hander, Fran Fraschilla of the six losses in his previous seven games, Monday's nonconference victory over Driesell's Georgia State Panthers was the season equivalent of a presidential pardon.

Now, we all get to see what he and the New Mexico Lobos do with a second chance.

Fraschilla, the University of New Mexico's second-year men's basketball coach, has been waging a pitched battle against expectations every UNM coach's most caustic critic since he coached his first game for the Lobos 15 months ago. …

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