No. 16 New Mexico Plays Host to No. 20 Oklahoma Friday Night
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  12/29/2005
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Dec. 29, 2005

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The No. 16 University of New Mexico women's basketball team will play host to the No. 20 University of Oklahoma on Friday, December 30, in a rematch of the Preseason WNIT Semifinals. OU downed UNM in their first meeting this season 74-63 right here at The Pit. The Lobos enter the contest 9-2 on the season, while the Sooners bring a 9-3 record into the contest. Tip-off for Friday night is set for 7:00 p.m. at The Pit.

TONIGHT'S GAME: Tonight's game features the No. 16/16 Lobos of the University of New Mexico playing host to the No. 20/20 Oklahoma Sooners in a rematch of the Preseason WNIT Semifinals. The Sooners won the semifinal matchup 74-63 at The Pit.

SCOUTING THE LOBOS: UNM is 9-2 on the season 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 and a 79-77 win in triple-overtime at New Mexico State.. New Mexico is led in scoring by sophomore Dionne Marsh at 16.5 ppg. Senior Abbie Letz leads the team in rebounding at 7.9 rpg., while junior Katie Montgomery leads UNM in assists at 3.9 apg.

SCOUTING THE SOONERS: Oklahoma is currently 9-3 on the season with wins over Wisconsin Milwaukee 89-57, SMU 80-43, at New Mexico 74-63, Iowa 85-68, at San Francisco 53-51, TCU 77-63, Oral Roberts 107-76, UCLA 83-78, at Missouri State 68-57 and losses at Connecticut 82-62, at Illinois 86-75 and at home to Michigan State 80-60. The leading scorer and rebounder for the Sooners is Courtney Paris at 22.2 ppg. and 14.7 rpg. Leading OU in assists is Kendra Moore at 3.4 apg.