Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Making Room For Douglas.(Sports)

Byline: RICK WRIGHT Of the Journal

The University of New Mexico men's basketball team will be hard at work this week, taking fall-semester final exams. (Here's a tip on that English essay question, guys: the Henry James who wrote "The Ambassadors" isn't the person of that name who used to play for the Cavs and the Clippers.)

Then, exams completed, they'll start preparing for the Dec. 21 season opener against the Furman Purple Paladins.

Whoa, check that. Season opener?

Hasn't it been in all the papers that the Lobos are 5-1 already? Didn't they play a season opener Nov. 13 against George Mason?

Yes, it has. And yes, they did. Even so, the Furman game constitutes a new beginning a second season opener. …

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