Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

It Was No Exhibition for UNM.(Sports)

Byline: Mark Smith Journal Staff Writer

Fraschilla Is Upset With Job on Defense

It might have been an exhibition, but the University of New Mexico men's basketball team didn't put one on Friday night in the Pit.

On Saturday, Lobos coach Fran Fraschilla gave his team a day off something his defense took on its own the previous evening in a 97-90 win over the California West All-Stars.

While the numbers weren't horrible defensively the Stars did shoot less than 50 percent it was the way UNM let its road-weary opposition roar back in the final minutes that had Fraschilla boiling.

"This is the kind of game that shows we need a lot of work," said Fraschilla, who spent an extended amount of time in the locker room with his team following the contest. …

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