Created: 01/15/2014 10:58 PM
By: J.P. Murrieta, KOB Eyewitness Sports 4
The Lobos gave up 46-points in the first half against UNLV and were down by 16-points mid-way through the first half. You can't win if you can't play defense and right now the thing holding the Lobos back is their poor defensive effort. You probably don't want to hear this, but this team misses Steve Alford. The former head coach was a maniac when it came to defense. Every once and a while a team needs a kick in the butt and when you have your two biggest rivals come into your house and build leads that are too big to come back from, that is a problem. Now there is a lot of the season left to play, but getting the defensive problem under control needs to begin now.