Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Lobos' Enforcer Smith Pays Price.(Sports)

Byline: Mark Smith Journal Staff Writer

Senior Came to UNM As a Slender Shooter

It wasn't long ago that Brian Smith was considered the team's pretty boy. Heck, the University of New Mexico basketball center was even dating a former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader.

Who knows? A year from now, the strapping 6-foot, 8-inch senior might be modeling for GQ magazine after all.

But for now, he looks more like he belongs on the front of KO magazine.

"I haven't had a date in a while," says Smith, who has a shiner under his left eye and stitches in two places. "I've been staying in the house, watching TV and trying to maintain a low profile. I try to stay off TV and definitely stay out of the clubs. …

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