New Mexico vs. Florida
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  03/19/2006

March 19, 2006

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Postgame Notes
2006 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament

(11) New Mexico vs. (6) Florida
March 18, 2006
Tucson, Ariz.

Final Score: New Mexico 83, Florida 59

-The Lobos improve to 22-9 and win their first NCAA Tournament game away from Albuquerque...they had been 0-3...they advance to the second round for only the second time...they made it to the regional semifinals in 2003, but those games were played in The Pit

-UNM is now 3-5 all-time in NCAA Tournament play, 1-3 in tournament games played away from Albuquerque

- The Lobos will play defending national champion and No. 3 seed Baylor Monday night in a second-round game...Baylor beat Northern Arizona 74-56

-The Mountain West Conference went 3-0 in the NCAA Tournament today...Utah beat Middle Tennessee State 76-71 and BYU handled Iowa 67-62

- New Mexico shot a season-high 51% (27-53) from the floor...the Lobos were also 23 of 28 from the FT line, or 82%

-The Lobos led 11-10, then outscored the Gators 31-6 to take a 42-16 advantage and the lead remained at 20 or more the rest of the night

- New Mexico led 48-24 at halftime...that's the most first-half points and the largest halftime advantage for UNM since leading Morgan State 54-13 last year in The Pit

- Senior C Jana Francis scored a career-high 25 points on 10 of 14 FGs...her previous scoring best was 18 earlier this year against Marist

- Junior Katie Montgomery tied a career-high with 21 points, 14 coming in the 1st half

- Montgomery made 4 of 6 shots from 3-point and is now 74 of 152 on the season, or 48.7%...it's the best single-season percentage in school history while the 74 3s rank No. 2 on the UNM single-season list...Abby Garchek made 82 in 1997-98

- Montgomery has made 147 career 3-pointers, good for 3rd all-time at New Mexico

- Sophomore Dionne Marsh scored 18 points tonight...she has scored 484 points this season, the 5th-highest total in UNM history...only Abby Garchek and Jordan Adams have scored more in a season