New Mexico Opens at Home Friday Against Texas
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  11/15/2006
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Nov. 15, 2006

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The No. 23 University of New Mexico women's basketball team will open the home portion of its schedule Friday night, November 17, against the No. 25 University of Texas. The Lobos are 1-2 on the season, while the Longhorns are a perfect 3-0. Tip-off is set for 7:05 PM from The Pit and will be televised live on the mtn. or heard live on 610 AM The Sports Animal.

TONIGHT'S GAME: Tonight's game features the Lobos of the University of New Mexico against the Longhorns of the University of Texas in a non-conference match-up.

SCOUTING THE LOBOS: New Mexico is 1-2 this season with a 74-44 victory over Florida Atlantic and losses to No. 12/13 Arizona State (67-49) and Nebraska (66-59). UNM is led in scoring by senior Julie Briody at 13.3 ppg and in rebounding by junior Dionne Marsh at 7.3 rpg. Leading the Lobos in assists is freshman Amy Beggin at 5.0 apg.

SCOUTING THE LONGHORNS: Texas is currently 3-0 with wins over Maryland Eastern Shore (78-55), Louisiana Lafayette (69-59) and Texas State (74-55) to win the Basketball Travelers Classic in Austin. The Longhorns are led in scoring by Tiffany Jackson at 23.3 ppg and in rebounding by Erneisha Bailey with 10.7 rpg. UT's leader in assists is Erika Arriaran at 4.3 apg.

THE COACHES: UNM is led by head coach Don Flanagan who enters his 12th season at New Mexico. Flanagan is 240-106 at UNM. The Longhorns are led by Hall of Fame head coach Jody Conradt who is in her 31st season at Texas and 38th overall. Conradt is 768-231 at Texas and 885-293 overall.

THE SERIES: This will be the sixth meeting between New Mexico and Texas with the Longhorns holding a 3-2 edge. The teams have split the previous two meetings in The Pit with UNM winning 77-70 in 2002 and UT was victorious 73-56 in 2004. The Lobos won the last meeting between the two teams with a 76-68 victory last year in Austin.