New Mexico Plays Host to Wyoming Thursday Night
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  03/03/2004
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

March 3, 2004

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The University of New Mexico women's basketball team will put their six game winning streak on the line Thursday night, as they play host to Wyoming. The Lobos are 18-7 on the season and 10-2 in the Mountain West, while Wyoming is 9-16 overall and 5-7 in the conference. Tip-off for Thursday night's game is set for 7:05 PM at The Pit.

YOUTH DAY SET FOR SATURDAY: Youth Day will be Saturday, March 6, against Colorado State and is sponsored by Dairy Queen, Comcast and M88. Tickets for the game will be $2 for all youth organizations. Other activities for the day will be tailgating, inflatable activities and giveaways.

TONIGHT'S GAME: Tonight's game features the Lobos of the University of New Mexico against the Cowgirls of the University of Wyoming in a Mountain West Conference match-up.

SCOUTING THE LOBOS: The Lobos enter tonight's game on a six game winning streak with wins at Wyoming, San Diego State and UNLV and at home against Air Force, Utah and BYU. UNM is currently 18-7 on the season and 10-2 in the MWC with losses to Colorado State, Utah, No. 3 Texas, Villanova, South Carolina, San Francisco and Arizona and wins over Southern Cal, Cal State Fullerton, Youngstown State, Texas Southern, Tennessee State, New Mexico State, New Mexico Highlands, Air Force, BYU, San Diego State and UNLV. The Lobos are led in scoring and rebounding by junior forward Lindsey Arndt with 9.9 ppg and 7.3 rpg. The Lobos are led in scoring during conference by senior Melissa Forest at 9.9 ppg.

SCOUTING THE COWGIRLS: Wyoming has lost five of their last six games and is now 9-16 on the season and 5-7 in the Mountain West. The Cowgirls wins have come over Montana-State Billings, Cal State Northridge, Northern Arizona, Navy, BYU, San Diego State (twice), Colorado State and Air Force. Wyoming is led in scoring by junior guar Ashley Elliott at 17.1 ppg. Leading the Cowgirls on the boards is Michelle Leiber at 6.4 rpg and Brenda Pickup leads the team in assists at 4.9 apg.

THE COACHES: UNM is led by head coach Don Flanagan in his ninth season at New Mexico. Flanagan is 186-88 at UNM. The Cowgirls are under the direction of Joe Legerski, who is in his first season at Wyoming.

THE SERIES: New Mexico and Wyoming will meet for the 44th time tonight. The Lobos own a 25-18 advantage in the series and are 12-2 against the Cowgirls during the Don Flanagan era. Earlier this season the Lobos were victorious 61-56 at Arena Auditorium in Laramie Wyoming.