The University of New Mexico Men's basketball team started the season off with a bang and ended it with a fizzle. It is hard to believe that all that excitement and confidence last August-October has ended this February and March with the worst season in Lobo hoops history.
Was it the coaches' fault? Certainly. Was it the player's fault? Certainly. Was it the fans fault? Not entirely but sure there is blame to lobbed at one and all. Like the old saying goes, "when "it" hits the fan, the splatters fall everywhere.
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That is exactly what happened last night at UNM fell to TCU in the play in game of the MWC tournament. The men jumped up to a nice lead in the 1st half taking leads as high as 14 points and finishing the 1st half with a 34-26 lead, but it was the 2nd half of the contest that spelled doom for the University of New Mexico.
Star 3 point shooter Chad Toppert was unexpectedly cold last night 1-4 from behind the arc as TCU wasn't going to allow Chad to beat them. Unfortunately, nobody else on the team could pick up the slack for the Lobos as they finished 7-25 from behind the 3 point line, not something you want to see from a 3 point shooting squad.
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Tuesday night's loss allows UNM to close the book on Coach Ritchie Mckay's time at UNM as his contract ended with the final buzzer. For many fans and boosters nothing but good times are in store for this program. That of course is yet to be seen as AD Paul Krebs has a big hire to make in the next couple a weeks.
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