Dec. 28, 2003
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The University of New Mexico women's basketball team returns from Christmas Break with a road trip to interstate rival New Mexico State, on Tuesday, December 30. The Lobos travel to Las Cruces with a 6-4 record and are coming off a loss to Arizona 10 days ago. New Mexico State is 5-4 on the season and is coming off a win against Nevada nine days ago. Tip-off at the Pan American Center is set for 7:00 PM.
SCOUTING THE LOBOS: The Lobos are coming off their fourth loss of the season. UNM is currently 6-4 with losses to Villanova, South Carolina, San Francisco and Arizona and wins over Southern Cal, Cal State Fullerton, Youngstown State, Texas Southern, Tennessee State and New Mexico State. The Lobos are led in scoring and rebounding by junior forward Lindsey Arndt with 10. 5 ppg and 8.5 rpg. Following Arndt is junior Mandi Moore and senior Melissa Forest with 8.1 and 7.8 ppg, respectively. Leading UNM in assists is Moore with 3.5 apg.
SCOUTING THE AGGIES: New Mexico State is currently 5-4 on the season and is coming off a win over Nevada. The Aggies have recorded wins over Long Beach State, UTEP, Alcorn State and San Diego, but have loss to Houston, San Jose State, New Mexico and UTEP. NMSU is led by Princess Moore and Sinnamonn Garrett who average 16.4 and 13.1 ppg, respectively.
THE COACHES: UNM is led by head coach Don Flanagan in his ninth season at New Mexico. Flanagan is 174-85 at UNM. The Aggies are led by first year coach Darin Spence.
THE SERIES: The UNM and NMSU series is something of a mystery. What we do know is that this will be the second time this season that the Lobos and Aggies will meet, with UNM winning the first game 62-39 at University Arena. We also know UNM is currently on a 15 game winning streak against NMSU, which dates back to 1996. The overall series record though is still something of a mystery. After researching back through media guides, old files and NMSU files the series record would look to be 28-21 in favor of New Mexico.