UNM Women's Basketball Takes On San Diego State Saturday in California
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  01/10/2008
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Jan. 10, 2008

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --- New Mexico women's basketball continues Mountain West Conference action Saturday at San Diego State. The Lobos take on the Aztecs at 3 p.m. inside the Cox Arena. UNM is 8-6 overall and 0-1 in the conference. The Lobos battle SDSU for the 36th time Saturday and lead the all-time series 22-13. The Aztecs enter the game with an 9-4 overall mark and are 0-1 in league play. The game is available online at www.GoLobos.com and brought to you live on 610 AM The Sports Animal.

This Week In Lobo Women's Basketball

Game #15 • at San Diego State • Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008 • 3 p.m.

Cox Arena • San Diego, Calif.

Live Stats, Audio and Video: www.GoLobos.com, All-Access

Radio: 610 AM (The Sports Animal) - Joe Behrend will call the action from the road.

Against San Diego State: This will be the 36th meeting between the Lobos and Aztecs. New Mexico leads the series, 22-13, and is on a 16-0 run against San Diego State. The Lobos are 21-1 in the last 22 meetings. The Lobos lead the series in San Diego, 8-7.

Up Next: The Lobos have a quick turn-around after San Diego State. New Mexico hosts TCU on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 6:30 p.m. in The Pit. The game will be televised on The Mtn.


• Crowd Factor ... Lobo women's basketball crowds at The Pit have ranked in the NCAA Top Five in average attendance for the past seven years. The Lobos cracked the 8,000 average mark for the first time this season following the Dec. 18 crowd of 8,711 against Stanford. UNM is averaging 8,088 fans over the first 11 home games of the season and had three consecutive games of 8,700+ in attendance from Dec. 15-21.

• Home Court Advantage ... The Lobos are currently 8-3 at The Pit this season. They won 14 of the last 17 games on their home court, dating back to Jan. 18, 2007 against Air Force. Since the 1995-96 season, the Lobos are 182-37 (.831) in The Pit. Against MWC competition, New Mexico is 52-7 at The Pit, including a 35-0 run from Jan. 17, 2002-March 4, 2006.

• Mark Your Calendars ... The Lobos will be hosting several big promotions over the remainder of the regular season.

• PACK THE PIT sponsored by Santa Ana Star Casino - Saturday, Feb. 2 vs. UNLV at 7 p.m. - Special Ticket Prices - $4 for Adults, $2 for Children - Sports Watch giveaway.

• THINK PINK sponsored by UNM Cancer Center & UNM Hospital - Wednesday, Feb. 13 vs. San Diego State at 7 p.m. - Breast Cancer Awareness Night in conjunction with the WBCA campaign.

Last Time Out - vs. #21/22 Wyoming - L, 52-58 ... Hanna Zavecz scored 14 points and Dominique Sisk swished four free throws in the final 21 seconds, leading No. 21 Wyoming to a 58-52 victory over New Mexico on Wednesday night. Dionne Marsh had a season-high 24 points and seven rebounds for the Lobos. No other New Mexico player scored more than Brandi Kimble's seven. The Lobos had a 26-20 lead at halftime. By then, Marsh had 16 points, but Wyoming tightened the defense got things rolling with an 8-4 run to open the second half. The Cowgirls led for the first time at 31-30 on Rebecca Vanderjagt's 3-pointer four minutes after the break. Then Wyoming began double-teaming Marsh, forcing her to miss her first three field-goal attempts of the second half. Kimble hit a 3-pointer to get the crowd fired up and Marsh bounced in a jumper with 3:52 to go, pulling New Mexico within 47-46. It was tied at 48 moments later after Kimble rebounded and found Eileen Weissmann for a layup. The teams traded free throws, and it was tight down the stretch until Sisk's free throws with 21.6 seconds remaining put Wyoming up 56-52. She hit another pair with 12.6 seconds to go, sealing the win.

About San Diego State (9-4, 0-1) ... The Aztecs, under the direction of head coach Beth Burns, lost to TCU, 86-63, on Wednesday night in Fort Worth to open Mountain West Conference action. SDSU had three players averaging double figure scoring - Paris Johnson (14.5 ppg), Allison Duffy (11.0), and Jene Morris (10.4). Johnson, a freshman center from San Diego, also leads the team in rebounding (7.2 rpg) and blocked shots (25).

Totally UNOFFICIAL Attendance Rankings ... The University of Wisconsin annually provides a weekly national ranking for attendance in women's basketball. Heading into this week, New Mexico is currently ranked sixth overall at 8,098 fans per game at The Pit, just behind Tennessee, Connecticut, Iowa State, Oklahoma and Purdue. The 8,813 at The Pit against Arizona ranks 33rd.