Postgame Notes
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  12/21/2005

Dec. 21, 2005

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  • New Mexico improves to 9-2 while New Mexico State drops to 2-7...this was the Lobos' first game since Dec. 10 and they don't play again until Dec. 30 when Oklahoma comes to The Pit

  • The Lobos have now defeated NMSU 19 straight times, including 10 in a row in Las Cruces

  • It's believed to be the first triple-overtime game in school history...UNM's last OT game was March 22, 2003, a 91-85 win over Miami (Fla.) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in The Pit...the last double OT affair was Feb. 24, 1996, an 84-74 win over Wyoming in Albuquerque

  • There were 10 ties and 13 lead changes in the second half

  • The Lobos' 23 points in the first half is the lowest total of any half this season...the previous low was 25 in the second half against Cal, a game UNM won 55-46

  • New Mexico led 2-0, but did not get its next lead until early in the second half after a Dionne Marsh bucket made it 30-28...the Lobos' largest deficit was 9 on three occasions, the last time 16-7

  • UNM used a 9-0 run to take a 51-42 advantage, but the Aggies came back to score the last five points of regulation to tie it at 56-all

  • Sophomore Dionne Marsh recorded her 1st double-double of the season and 4th of her career with season-highs for points (26) and rebounds (10)...the rebound total tied a career high...Marsh scored 21 points in the second half, including 10 in the overtime periods

  • Junior Katie Montgomery played all but one minute (54 of 55) in the 3-OT thriller, finishing with 15 points...she scored 9 points in the overtimes

  • Senior Abbie Letz had her 2nd straight double-double, 3rd of the season and 4th of her career with 14 points and 10 rebounds

  • Sophomore Brandi Kimble scored 11 of her 13 points after halftime
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