New Mexico's Richard Pitino is making great progress with the program and has the Lobos off to a 16-2 start. With huge road wins at Saint Mary's and San Diego State, the Lobos are back in the national spotlight. Is their dynamic back-court the best in the country? How were they able to build the program back up after some down years? Why the Mountain West Conference is in a healthy spot. And how getting home court advantage back has rejuvenated the town and the players in the program. Plus, parity rules! And four first-team All Americans have emerged.