Weir's Lobos play Menzies' Runnin' Rebels this week
January 15, 2018 10:32 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The New Mexico Lobos will face one of the most talented teams in the Mountain West when they take on the UNLV Runnin' Rebels.
Paul Weir spent nine years as an assistant to Marvin Menzies at New Mexico State. Weir is now the head coach at New Mexico and while Menzies leads the UNLV program.
Earlier this week, Menzies called Weir and said he doesn't want to play the game. Weir said there is no real advantage for either coach.
"He probably knows more about me then I know about him, to honest with you," said Weir, whose team is 3-3 in conference play. "I don't think it will be an advantage for me. It would be just as much an advantage for him knowing me and all the things that I do as well. I think they probably offset each other."
Weir said the chances of Troy Simons playing against the Runnin' Rebels are slim and none. Simons was ejected in the Boise State and suspended by the Mountain West. Since then, Simons has not suited up for a game.
The UNM women's team will get a test when they meet the UNLV Rebels at Dreamstyle Arena Wednesday night.
The Lobos are 4-2 in conference while the Rebels are 3-1. They are in a virtual tie for second place, a half-game behind Wyoming. They are also coming off a big win over Fresno State where all five starters scored in double figures.
Meanwhile, New Mexico State's Zach Lofton is collecting weekly player awards like they are going out of style. He picked up his fourth Western Athletic Conference player of the week award of the season.
Lofton averaged 28 points a game in the Aggies' wins over Grand Canyon and Cal State Bakersfield.
Updated: January 15, 2018 10:32 PM
Created: January 15, 2018 05:03 PM
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