Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Lobos Men, Women Are Picked 5th.(Sports)

Byline: Mark Smith Journal Staff Writer

Expectations Lower Than Usual for Both Programs

LAS VEGAS, Nev. Great expectations. Some teams like them, some don't.

It's all academic for the University of New Mexico basketball programs.

For the first time in years, neither UNM's men's nor women's teams were given high marks in the preseason polls, released Wednesday at the annual Mountain West Conference media day.

The Lobos men were picked fifth in the media poll. The league's eight men's coaches chose not to have a preseason vote this season.

Utah was picked to win the title with Wyoming second.

The UNM women's team also was selected fifth by the media, but fared better in the coaches' poll at No. …

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