In October, before the UNM Lobos set out for their first road trip — a closed-to-the-public scrimmage against Northern Arizona University — Paul Weir handed out a questionnaire to his players.
Among the many questions, one was a bit of a logistical one for a team with more than a dozen trips to come in the season ahead.
“It was just asking them a plethora of questions,” Weir said. “One of them was who would you like to pick as your roommate for the road this year? I remember getting them all back and I gave them three choices. … Antino (Jackson) put Joe (Furstinger), Joe and Joe. And I didn’t even know. I remember telling the staff I didn’t even know Joe and Antino even knew each other.”