Even Alford didn’t expect No. 10 New Mexico to be this good


Steve Alford is in his third season as New Mexico’s men’s basketball coach and has just one senior on his roster. Despite earning a share of the Mountain West Conference title a year ago, along with Brigham Young and Utah, his team was picked to finish fifth in the nine-team conference in a preseason media poll. Yet Monday, the Lobos (25-3, 11-2 MWC) moved up to No. 10 in the Associated Press poll and they’re bringing an 11-game winning streak into tonight’s game against CSU (15-11, 6-6) at Moby Arena.