Jan. 9, 2006
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The No. 18 University of New Mexico women's basketball team will close out their two-game road trip with a visit to Fort Worth, Texas to play new MWC member TCU on Wednesday night. The Lobos are 12-3 on the season and 2-0 in the MWC, while TCU is 6-6 this year and 0-1 in the conference. Tip-off from Daniel-Meyer Coliseum is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. (MST) and can be heard live on KNML 610 AM.
TONIGHT'S GAME: Tonight's game features the No. 20/21 Lobos of the University of New Mexico as they travel to play the Horned Frogs of TCU in a Mountain West Conference road game.
SCOUTING THE LOBOS: UNM is 12-3 on the season and 2-0 in conference with a 69-52 victory over Oral Roberts in the first round of the preseason WNIT, a 55-46 win over Cal in the second round, a 74-63 loss to No. 22 Oklahoma in the WNIT semifinals, a 76-68 win at No. 12 Texas, a 61-54 victory over Marist, a 56-52 win over Oklahoma State, a 62-44 victory over No. 10 Minnesota, a 73-61 loss to No. 12 Arizona State, a 70-57 win over Louisiana Monroe, a 75-59 victory over North Dakota State, a 79-77 win in triple-overtime at New Mexico State, a second loss to Oklahoma 83-70, a victory over New Mexico State 55-42, a win against No. 22 Utah 59-42 and victory at Colorado State 73-57. New Mexico is led in scoring by sophomore Dionne Marsh at 15.3 ppg. Senior Abbie Letz leads the team in rebounding at 8.2 rpg., while junior Katie Montgomery leads UNM in assists at 3.9 apg.
SCOUTING THE HORNED FROGS: TCU is currently 6-7 on the year and 0-1 in MWC play with wins over Long Beach State 71-68, Mississippi State (72-52), at SMU 79-68), Arkansas State (91-67), Texas-Arlington (70-58), Cornell (74-52) with losses to Georgia (80-51), North Carolina (77-54), at Oklahoma (77-63), at USC (65-62), Duke (92-52) and at Wyoming (68-67). The leading scorer and rebounder for the Horned Frogs is Natasha Lacy at 13. ppg. and 7.4 rpg. Leading TCU in assists is also Lacy at 3.6 apg.