Fran Fraschilla returns to The Pit

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – When Craig Neal’s Lobos take the court against 6th ranked San Diego State on Saturday night, they will do so in the presence of former Lobo head coach Fran Franschilla.

The ESPN analyst will be calling the game and returning to The Pit for the first time since he resigned in 2002.

Fraschilla led the Lobos from 1999 to 2002 compiling a 55 and 41 record.

He took a tour of the renovated Pit on Friday and the Lobo practice facilities. Fraschilla liked what he saw. He said being in Albuquerque brought back a lot of memories. He also remembers the pressure to win in Loboland. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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