Writer Quits After Loss, Blasts New Mexico Basketball

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First round upsets.

They may make for an entertaining NCAA Tournament for viewers, but they can have quite the opposite effect on university beat writers.

Just ask Dennis Latta.

Lost Lobos

The freelance reporter for Rivals.com's Loboland has resigned his 33-year post after New Mexico was stunned in the first round by Harvard.

In his farewell article, Latta says "it was a lot easier to take [losses] when expectations were lower."

But "after the pitiful performance UNM put up against a team that doesn't even offer scholarships, I've given up. Having all five starters back next season means nothing on a team that can just disappear like that. I'd be back to wondering when it would collapse, have a terrible game and lose to an inferior team again."

So the writers has "had it," he concludes. "I've been to my last Lobo basketball game after covering the team for much of the last 33 years.

"Good-bye Lobo basketball."

Who do you think will win this year's NCAA Tournament?