Dec. 31, 2005
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The No. 16 Lobos and Aggies will meet for the 54th time on Sunday afternoon at The Pit. The two teams met just 11 days ago in Las Cruces that ended with New Mexico winning a triple-overtime thriller. UNM is 9-3 on the season, while NMSU is 3-7. Tip-off Sunday, January 1, is set for 2:00 p.m.
TONIGHT'S GAME: Tonight's game features the No. 16/16 Lobos of the University of New Mexico playing host to instate rival New Mexico State University in a non-conference matchup. This is the second meeting between the two teams this season with the Lobos winning a triple-overtime game in the first meeting in Las Cruces.
SCOUTING THE LOBOS: UNM is 9-3 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, a 79-77 win in triple-overtime at New Mexico State and a second loss to Oklahoma 83-70. New Mexico is led in scoring by sophomore Dionne Marsh at 16.3 ppg. Senior Abbie Letz leads the team in rebounding at 7.8 rpg., while junior Katie Montgomery leads UNM in assists at 4.0 apg.
SCOUTING THE AGGIES: New Mexico State is currently 3-7 on the season with wins at UC Irvine (88-64), at Cal Poly (65-63) and over Sacramento State (75-58), while losing to Northern Arizona (61-46), at UTEP (70-58), Missouri-Kansas City (89-55), at Texas-San Antonio (61-38), UTEP (66-47), Texas-Arlington (62-50) and New Mexico (79-77 3 OT). NMSU is led in scoring by Irma Kmitaite at 13.3 ppg. Leading the Aggies in rebounding is Jenean Ford at 6.8 rpg. and Monique Bribiescas leads them in assists at 4.3 apg.