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Kelli Anderson
February 23, 1998
New Mexico at TCUSaturday, Feb. 21
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February 23, 1998

Matchup Of The Week

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New Mexico at TCU
Saturday, Feb. 21

These teams are in different divisions in the 16-team WAC, so this game doesn't count toward the league standings. But the No. II Lobos (19-3, 9-1 in the Mountain Division) and No. 19 Horned Frogs (22-4, 11—0 in the Pacific Division) are vying for lofty NCAA tournament seeds, and high-scoring TCU wants to prove it deserves to be considered among college basketball's elite.

Horned Frogs junior center Lee Nailon (25.8 points per game) and senior guard Mike Jones (22.1) are second and 11th, respectively, in the nation in scoring, yet they were outscored 61-48 by the Lobos' Clayton Shields, a senior forward, and Lamont Long, a sophomore guard, during a 21-point drubbing in Albuquerque on Jan. 5.

New Mexico leads the conference in three-point shooting (42.6%), and TCU leads in scoring (102.3). But, again, this game isn't about the WAC.