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This Bold Prediction Was Wide of the Mark

October 22, 1994

From the Los Angeles Times, Nov. 23, 1993, college basketball national preview, by Gene Wojciechowski: "Two seasons from now you'll be talking about this team: UNLV. Rollie Massimino didn't leave Villanova for Vegas just so he could get a deal on show tickets. . . . Two years sounds about right until people are asking, 'Jerry, who?' "

It's two years (since Massimino was hired), and we've seen a record of 36-21, no Big West titles, no NCAA tournament appearances, a humiliating NIT first-round loss to USC, little visibility in the Las Vegas community, near fights with home fans at games, inability to recruit quality players, minimal ticket sales, a secret and illegal contract, and a program in shambles.

Gene, let's get it right: Rollie, who?

LOWELL G. RICE

Claremont

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