Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Lobos Hungry for a Little Competition.(Sports)

Byline: Mark Smith Journal Staff Writer

Exhibition Game To Tip Off Season

After banging heads with each other on a daily basis for three weeks, University of New Mexico men's basketball players are just glad to see some different faces even if they're not quite sure who they'll be.

The 2000-01 Lobos tip off their season tonight with an exhibition against the California West All-Stars in the Pit.

"The guys are getting used to each other's moves; we all know what everybody can do," says sophomore point guard Marlon Parmer. "We're ready for something else. We want some new meat, so we're excited."

The All-Stars are one of at least six teams touring the nation's universities in November playing these kinds of tuneup games. The teams are comprised of former college and pro players.

"I know they were pretty good last year," says UNM senior Wayland White. …

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