Paul Weir and his Lobo men’s basketball team will open the season at Cal State Northridge Tuesday. Last season the road and the Lobos did not exactly mix well, as it took the cherry and silver until January at UNLV to finally win a road game.
In his second year, with a talented team that has fans excited and anticipating the best, Weir wants to get off to a good start on the road.
“Not that it’s necessarily a monkey on our back, but I think it became one for us last year,” said Weir. “We just couldn’t find a way to get a win on the road and eventually took until the middle of January to get there.”
The Lobos had a recent scrimmage against Northern Arizona. Weir liked what he saw offensively, but wants better results on the other side of the ball.
“To win on the road you got to be able to defend,” said Weir. “We are not going to always be able to count on our offense to bail us out or maybe have certain things go our way on the road. You got to really prepare yourself for none of those things to go your way.”
Senior guard Dane Kuiper is ready to go again. Kuiper suffered a shoulder injury in the Lobos Cherry and Silver game October 19. Freshman guard Dru Drinnon also injured himself in the team scrimmage. Drinnon suffered what is being called a high ankle sprain and will be out for a week or two. The Lobos and Cal State Northridge have a 8 p.m. start time November 6.