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Byline: Edgar Thompson firstname.lastname@example.org / 823-3614
More and more, the University of New Mexico men's basketball team is beginning to resemble the Lobos of 1994-95 the school's least successful team in 18 years.
A loss at the Air Force Academy tonight could complete the comparison.
Entering their matchup with the Falcons at 7:07 tonight, the Lobos already have many similarities with the ill-fated club of six seasons ago.
For the first time since then, UNM (13-7, 3-4 in Mountain West Conference play) has done the following:
*Lost five of six games.
*Dropped four road games in a row.
*Entered the second half of the conference season with a sub-.500 record in league play.
The 1994-95 squad is also the only Lobo team since 1986 to lose to the Falcons, falling 59-58 on a buzzer-beater at the Academy in March 1995.
UNM's second loss to Air Force (6-15, 1-6) in the past 23 meetings is a real possibility tonight. Colorado State visited Air Force on Jan. 29 and was shocked 46-45, two days after pushing the Lobos to overtime in The Pit.
"It's a very dangerous game," Lobo …