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Full Coverage: Cullen Neal

University of New Mexico freshman guard Cullen Neal, left, and father/head coach Craig Neal are seen in a break in action during the season opener against Alabama A&M. While the son has struggled early, the father says family ties don’t impact who plays and who doesn’t. (Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal)

Is Neal playing favorites with son?

Craig Neal knows it.

Cullen Neal knows it.

Fans know it.

They all know the past three games have been a struggle for the 6-foot-4 freshman guard from Eldorado High School who, by the way, happens to be son of the first-year head coach of the No. 19 New Mexico Lobos, who were picked to win the Mountain West Conference.