Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Reality Starts To Sink In As Losses Mount.(Sports)

Byline: Mark Smith Journal Staff Writer

Lobos' Basketball Mark Slumps To 3-4 in Conference Standings

SALT LAKE CITY The 10-1 record is long gone, as is leadership in the Mountain West Conference.

For the University of New Mexico men's basketball team, the smoke screens are shredding and the mirrors cracking as it faces the possibility of a lower-division finish in a mediocre league and, at best, an NIT bid.

There are no Eastern New Mexicos, Furmans or William & Marys left on the schedule. With the MWC season at its halfway point, the Lobos (13-7, 3-4) need to regroup and time is running out.

"Right now, we've got to go back to basics and fundamentals," says UNM sophomore guard Ruben Douglas. …

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