IT IS APPARENT that Coach Weir does not have control of this team. All these players are very talented but 2 players gone with legal issues, 1 suspended for a party at a rented Airbnb and back now. And then that out of control display (Wednesday) night against SDSU by (Corey) Manigault. Come on Coach Weir put some rules in place both on court and off court for your players and enforce some tough love.
— 79 alum and ex-long time season ticket holder
LOBO RADIO play-by-play man Robert Portnoy said after the UNM-SDSU game that there were some encouraging signs for the hometown team. Other than the play of Vonte Hendrix, I’m not sure what game he was watching. Portnoy also said that Paul Weir had been working recently on the team’s conditioning. This UNM team was “spent” shortly after the second half began. Other than a strategic walk-through practice for each upcoming opponent, maybe this UNM team shouldn’t practice at all between games? Could their performance be any worse than what we’ve witnessed the past several weeks?
— Lobo Mystified
TUESDAY NIGHT, halftime in San Diego, 10 p.m. (in Albuquerque), after a terrific first half effort, my thoughts turn to “what might have been” had not two immature, narcissistic student-athletes thrown away their collegiate basketball careers, and perhaps traded their ongoing matriculation/chance to graduate, for what may now become prison time and lifelong castigation. This team’s season could have been magical, but I hope that No. 1’s uncalled for, early taunt does not cost this team the game. I hope (Manigault) really enjoyed it. These men put themselves first and the team last. What a shame!
— Coulda/Shoulda/Woulda in Nob Hill