Get Your Questions Tonight with Craig Neal on Lobo Talk

Dec. 10, 2012

Albuquerque, N.M. --- With head coach Steve Alford on the road during finals week, Associate Head Coach Craig Neal will join Scott Galetti, the Voice of the Lobos, tonight for Lobo Talk Live from Kelly's Brew Pub from 8-9 p.m. He will be taking your questions live at 1-866-350-4309. Yvonne Sanchez and Joe Behrend open up Lobo Talk from 7-8 p.m.

Neal, who is in his sixth season as the Associate Head Coach, has now been together with Alford for nine straight seasons, including the final three at the University of Iowa. Neal serves as the "offensive coordinator" according to Alford, running UNM's offense.

Neal, who like Alford spent several seasons in the NBA (Neal played for Portland, Miami, and Denver), also served as a scout and assistant coach for the Toronto Raptors.

He will take questions a 1-866-350-4309, or via email at, about a Lobo basketball team that is currently one of 14 undefeated teams in the country, and one of only two to have 10 Division I wins at this point in the season (Minnesota at 10-1 is the other).

New Mexico, at 10-0 for just the sixth time in school history, will put its perfect record on the line on Saturday afternoon when the Lobos host the first leg of the Rio Grande Rivalry with New Mexico State at 4:05 p.m.

Fans coming to the Gildan New Mexico Bowl and the Lobo game that afternoon can watch GoLobos for full parking information later in the week, although parking lots will open at 6 a.m., and fans that have a Lobo Basketball Parking Pass can park in that designated lot for the football game. Also, no RVs will be permitted in the lots adjacent to The Pit, instead, they will be parked in Stadium East.

The Lobos moved up one spot to No. 17 in the Associated Press Poll, flip-flopping with San Diego State, while UNM stayed No. 20 in the USA Today Coaches Poll. The Lobos currently have an RPI of No. 5, with a Schedule Strength of 31.

New Mexico is 10-0 for the second time in the Steve Alford era, and he is now the first coach in school history to lead UNM to a pair of 10-0 starts. In 2009, New Mexico started 12-0 on the way to a school record 30-5 season.