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In Episode 12 of the Talking Grammer Podcast, with UNM classes starting Monday, I thought I’d catch up with the two University of New Mexico Lobo seniors who are starting the last first day of a school year.
Dane Kuiper and Anthony Mathis, the only seniors on the Lobos basketball team, sat down with me to talk about their journeys at UNM so far, the season ahead and the legacy they hope to cement in their final year at UNM. They also talk about when they first played each other in the 6th grade when Anthony was living in Oregon and Dane in Alaska — who talks more trash, is Dane really a good fisherman just because he has tattoos of fish and what are their memories of the run the team went on to finish last season?
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Here’s a breakdown of the latest podcast:
• 6:00 — What are Dane and Anthony’s expectations for their senior season?
• 7:45 — Mathis, from Oregon, and Kuiper, from Alaska, first met when they played against each other as sixth graders. Dane said Anthony still held his three fingers up back then after every three
• 8:30 — Mathis on why he and former Lobo Joe Furstinger would talk so much trash in practice
• 12:15 — How good are the transfers coming into the program?
• 14:20 — What did the two do for their last summer vacation?
• 15:30 — Does having fish tattoos mean Dane is a good fisherman?
• 17:00 — Recapping their first three years as Lobos
• 20:00 — Importance of getting Lobo basketball back to top of the Mountain West
• 22:00 — Last year’s mindset after starting 3-8 and how things turned around
• 25:10 — “Pressing every possession with seven guys, you need to rely on your other teammates. … It all taught us a lesson.”
• 27:40 — Recapping the run in the 2018 Mountain West Tournament
• 31:00 — “Size and shooting” on this year’s team
• 36:00 – What do you want your Lobo legacy to be?
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