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Coach Neal says Cullen's "not going to do it again"

Created: 01/13/2014 9:33 PM
By: J.P. Murrieta, KOB Eyewitness Sports 4

The University of New Mexico men's basketball team (12-3, 3-0) will host UNLV (10-6, 1-2) on Wednesday.  Monday, head coach Craig Neal met with the Albuquerque media for the first time since UNM's two-win road trip.

Last week in Laramie, point guard Cullen Neal was called for a technical foul late in the game after the freshman blew a kiss to the Wyoming crowd following a made free throw.  After the game, Cullen tweeted "I messed up.  I'm young.  Good road win.  Tough to play there.  Respect to the Wyoming squad! On to the next one."

The head coach was asked on Monday about what he said to his son/point guard following the incident.  Craig Neal told us he didn't say much to Cullen.  "We've had 14 technicals in three years by players taunting or doing something," said the head coach.  "I don't think he gets singled out by the coaching staff because his name is Neal.  I know everybody else singles him out, but I don't single him out."

"He's handled it.  It hurt him.  It affected him, but he'll be fine.  He just knows he's not going to do it again," Neal added.


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