Jan. 21, 2004
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The University of New Mexico women's basketball team continue their three game road trip with a battle at BYU on Thursday. The Lobos are 9-5 on the season and 1-0 in the Mountain West Conference after winning last week at Air Force. BYU is coming off two tough conference losses at Wyoming and Colorado State and are currently 10-6 overall and 0-2 in conference. Tip-off is set for 7:00 PM on Thursday, January 22, at the Marriott Center in Provo, Utah.
TONIGHT'S GAME: Tonight's game features the Lobos of the University of New Mexico against the Cougars of Brigham Young University in a Mountain West Conference game.
SCOUTING THE LOBOS: The Lobos are coming off a win in the conference opener at the Air Force Academy. UNM is currently 9-5 with losses to 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 and New Mexico Highlands. The Lobos are led in scoring and rebounding by junior forward Lindsey Arndt with 10.4 ppg and 7.8 rpg. Following Arndt is senior Melissa Forest and junior Mandi Moore with 7.8 and 7.7 ppg, respectively. Leading UNM in assists is Moore with 3.4 apg.
SCOUTING THE COUGARS: BYU return home after two tough conference losses on the road at Colorado State and Wyoming. The Cougars are currently 10-6 on the season with wins over Weber State, Mount St. Mary's, Nevada, Santa Clara, Cal State Fullerton, Idaho State, San Francisco, Montana State, Northern Arizona and Portland State, while losing to Clemson, TCU, Arizona and Southern Utah. BYU is led in scoring and rebounding by Danielle Cheesman with 11.5 ppg and 6.6 rpg. Joining Cheesman in double figures is Ambrosia Anderson with 11.1 ppg, while Julie Sullivan leads them in assists at 3.0 apg.
THE COACHES: UNM is led by head coach Don Flanagan in his ninth season at New Mexico. Flanagan is 77-86 at UNM. BYU is led by Jeff Judkins in his third season at Brigham Young. Judkins is 53-27 at the helm of the Cougars.