Feb. 10, 2006
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The University of New Mexico women's basketball team will close out a two game homestand Sunday, in a nationally televised game against TCU. The Lobos are 17-6 on the season and 7-3 in the MWC, while the Horned Frogs are 12-8 overall and 6-3 in conference. Sunday is also Heroes Day and the Blue Star Mothers will be on the concourse collecting nonperishable items and toiletries. Tip-off is set for 3:30 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN2, so come out and show the nation why Lobo fans are the best in the country.
TONIGHT'S GAME: Tonight's game features the No. 20/20 Lobos of the University of New Mexico as they play host to the Horned Frogs of TCU in a Mountain West Conference game. The game will be shown on ESPN2 as part of the February Frenzy package. Sunday is also Heroes Day and is sponsored by 93.3 KOB FM, New Mexico's WB and UPN and Verizon. The Blue Star Mothers will be on hand as well collecting nonperishable items and toiletries. Verizon will give away trading cards to the first 5,000 fans.
SCOUTING THE LOBOS: UNM is 17-6 on the season and 7-3 in conference with wins over Oral Roberts in the first round of the preseason WNIT, Cal in the second round, at No. 12 Texas, Marist, Oklahoma State, No. 10 Minnesota, Louisiana Monroe, North Dakota State, home and away against New Mexico State, No. 22 Utah, home and away against Colorado State, Wyoming, at Air Force, San Diego State, and UNLV, with losses to Oklahoma twice, at No. 12 Arizona State, at TCU, at BYU and at Utah. New Mexico is led in scoring by sophomore Dionne Marsh at 16.6 ppg. Senior Abbie Letz leads the team in rebounding at 7.5 rpg., while junior Katie Montgomery leads UNM in assists at 3.7 apg.
SCOUTING THE HORNED FROGS: TCU is currently 12-8 overall and 6-3 in the MWC. The Horned Frogs have wins over Long Beach State, Mississippi State, at SMU, Arkansas State, Texas-Arlington, Cornell, New Mexico, Air Force, at San Diego State, at Colorado State, Utah and Wyoming, with losses to Georgia, North Carolina, at Oklahoma, at USC, Duke, at Wyoming, BYU and at UNLV. Leading TCU in scoring, rebounding and assists is Natasha Lacy at 14.0 ppg., 7.7 rpg. and 4.1 apg.