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Post-Game Notes
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  01/05/2006

Jan. 5, 2006

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Team

  • UNM improves to 11-3 overall and 1-0 in the Mountain West Conference...Utah falls to 9-3 in all games and 0-1 in the MWC
  • Attendance was 11,293, raising the season average to 9,539
  • This was the Lobos' sixth game against a ranked opponent this season...UNM is 3-3
  • New Mexico has beaten Utah six straight times overall, and has won five in a row over the Utes in The Pit
  • The Lobos have now won 28 straight conference home games, the last loss coming on Jan. 26, 2002 against UNLV
  • Utah's top-two scorers - Kim Smith (19.3 ppg) and Shona Thorburn (12.6) came into game averaging a combined 31.9 points...the duo ended with only 11 points on a combined 5 of 26 shooting, including 0 of 11 from 3-point
  • Smith had scored in double figures in 50 straight games...she finished with 6
  • Utah set season lows for points (42), FG% (26.2%) and 3-point FG% (14.8%)...the Utes' previous season lows coming into tonight's game:
    -55 points and 31.5% shooting (18-57) in 68-55 loss vs. Notre Dame
    -19% (5-26) from 3-point in 63-56 loss at Washington
  • Utah came into the game averaging 68.6 points, shooting 42% from the floor and 34% from 3-point
  • New Mexico led 31-17 at halftime...the fewest points Utah had scored in any half this season was 24 on two occasions
  • The Utes shot 19% (6-31) in the 1st half, 7% (1-14) from 3-point

    Individual

  • Junior G Katie Montgomery scored 11 of her 14 points in the second half
  • Senior C Jana Francis tied a career-high with 3 blocks
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