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Weir to Lobo fans: Don't panic

J.P. Murrieta
December 04, 2017 07:01 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- University of New Mexico men's basketball coach Paul Weir has a message for the fans. There's no cause for panic despite the team's 3-5 record.


The Lobos are on the road at Colorado on Wednesday, and Weir said it's too early in the season to start changing his style of play.

"Right now, defensively, I 100 percent don't see another way," he said. "Offensively, I think if some guys are shooting the ball a little bit better or a little bit closer to their averages, I don't know if we'd be having this conversation. I think eight games in, the sample size is a little small to start pulling the plug on some guys."

Troy Simons did not start on Saturday at UTEP. Weir said it was a violation of team rules that included punctuality.

The UNM women's basketball team has yet to lose this year. The Lobos tied their best start ever with a win over the Aggies on Saturday. The nine-game win streak is a little bit of a surprise to some.

"To be honest, I didn't expect it. It just happened," senior Cherise Beynon said. "We've been playing well together and finally get to know each other. I think it just happened. I didn't expect it but I knew we were going to be a good team."

The Lobos (9-0) host Texas Tech on Wednesday


J.P. Murrieta

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