Women's Basketball Holds Pink Zone Game Tuesday Against BYU
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  02/15/2009
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

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Feb. 15, 2009

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --- New Mexico (17-6, 6-4 MWC) women's basketball will host BYU Tuesday inside The Pit at 6 p.m. MT. The Lobos and Cougars (16-6, 6-4 MWC) enter Tuesday's game tied for fourth place in the Mountain West Conference regular-season standings. Tuesday will be WBCA Pink Zone night inside The Pit. UNM will hold its annual Breast Cancer awareness night and fans are encouraged to wear pink. The Lobos will wear pink uniforms, warm-ups and shoes during the contest. The game will be broadcast live on the Mountain West Sports Network. Radio is available on 610 AM The Sports Animal with gametracker and live video on www.GoLobos.com.

What: BYU (16-6, 6-4 MWC) at New Mexico (17-6, 6-4 MWC)
When: Tuesday, Feb. 17
Time: 6 p.m. MT
Where: The Pit, Albuquerque, N.M.
Promotion: WBCA Pink Zone Night
Game Sponsors: University of New Mexico Hospital's Cancer Center, 97.3 KISS and Coyote 102.5 FM.

TV: The Mtn. - Tracy Warren (PxP), Andrea Lloyd (Color)
Media: 610 AM The Sports Animal
Online: Gametracker and Live Video on www.GoLobos.com

The Lobos are coming off a 79-33 victory over Air Force Wednesday night inside The Pit. UNM snapped a three-game skid against the Falcons and Lobo head coach Don Flanagan picked up career win No. 300. Flanagan enters Tuesday's game with BYU with a career record of 300-132 in 14 seasons at New Mexico. The Lobos had four players score in double figures against Air Force including a team-high 12 points from juniors Eileen Weissmann and Georonika Jackson.

UNM has won three straight against BYU including a 61-57 victory in Provo, Utah earlier this season. BYU leads the all-time series 36-26 but New Mexico has won five of the last six games. Last year, the Cougars beat UNM inside The Pit, 41-38.

In the last meeting between the two schools, UNM was ranked 25th nationally and snapped the Cougars 10-game winning streak. The Lobos had four players in double figures as senior Amanda Adamson had 11 points and seven rebounds, senior Angela Hartill had 11 points, and Amanda Best had 11 points and seven rebounds. Junior Amy Beggin had 10 points but most of those came at the free throw line. Jazmine Foreman led BYU with 16 points including two three-pointers. Cassie King chipped in 10 points and seven rebounds for the Cougars.

BYU has won three of its last four games but was beat by TCU, 75-55, Saturday. Stephanie Buhler led the Cougars with nine points off the bench. BYU did not have a players score in double figures. TCU on the other had had four players reach double figures including 16 points from Emily Carter.

BYU head coach Jeff Judkins is 7-11 all-time against the Lobos while Flanagan is 20-11 against BYU.

New Mexico and BYU are tied for fourth in the league standings. Both teams are 6-4 in conference action this season. UNM is 7-2 when playing on TV this season. The Lobos are 13-2 at home this season.

WBCA Pink Zone Information -
The "Pink Zone" game is to raise awareness for Breast Cancer. New Mexico has teamed up with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, The American Cancer Society and the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.

The "Pink Zone" game jerseys will be auctioned off at a later date and all the proceeds will be donated to Breast Cancer research.

Every Lobo sport utilizes one game per year to support Breast Cancer awareness. The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) has designated the month of February as Breast Cancer awareness month and over 1,500 schools and organizations nationally are uniting in the fight against Breast Cancer.

Tuesday's game is sponsored by the University of New Mexico Hospital's Cancer Center, 97.3 KISS and Coyote 102.5 FM.

Over 1,500 schools and organizations are uniting in the fight against breast cancer by getting into the WBCA Pink Zone, February 13-22.