Lobo Women's Basketball Takes On Wyoming Sunday on CSTV
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  02/08/2008
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Feb. 8, 2008

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --- New Mexico women's basketball hits the road this weekend for Laramie, Wyo. The Lobos are scheduled to face Wyoming in a 3 p.m. tipoff broadcast live on CSTV. UNM is riding a two-game winning streak and has an overall record of 12-8. The Lobos are 4-4 in Mountain West Conference action and will take on Wyoming for the second time this season. The Cowgirls won the previous meeting in Albuquerque and have an 18-3 overall record to go along with a 6-2 conference mark. Justin Kutcher and Tammy Blackburn will call the action for CSTV, with Joe Behrend providing radio on 610 AM The Sports Animal.

Up Next For Lobo Basketball

Game #22 • at #22/22 Wyoming • Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008 • 3 p.m.

CSTV • Arena-Auditorium • Laramie, Wyo.

Live Stats, Audio and Video: www.GoLobos.com, All-Access

Radio: 610 AM (The Sports Animal) - Joe Behrend will call the action from courtside on the road at Arena-Auditorium.

CSTV (Comcast 274): Justin Kutcher and Tammy Blackburn will call the action.

Against Wyoming: This will be the 54th meeting between New Mexico and Wyoming. The Lobos will be looking to avenge a 58-52 loss to the Cowgirls on Jan. 9 at The Pit. Wyoming is 16-9 against the Lobos in Laramie.

Up Next: The Lobos come home for the WBCA's THINK PINK Breast Cancer Awareness campaign game against San Diego State on Wednesday, Feb. 13. Game time at The Pit is 7 p.m.


• Crowd Factor ... Lobo women's basketball crowds at The Pit have ranked in the NCAA Top Five in average attendance for the past seven years. The Lobos cracked the 8,000 average mark for the first time this season following the Dec. 18 crowd of 8,711 against Stanford. UNM is averaging 8,407 fans in 14 home games of the season and had three consecutive games of 8,700+ in attendance from Dec. 15-21. The largest crowd at The Pit this season was 11,942 against UNLV on Feb. 2.

• Think Pink At FANZZ And LIDS ... UNM has teamed up with FANZZ and LIDS stores at the Cottonwood and Coronado Malls, for the annual Women's Basketball Coaches Association "Think Pink" Breast Cancer Awareness campaign. For every pink Lobo hat purchased at LIDS, customers will receive four tickets to the "Think Pink" game, Feb. 13 vs. San Diego State. At FANZZ, customers who make a purchase of $15 worth of pink Lobo apparel will also receive four tickets to the Think Pink game.

Last Time Out - at Colorado State - W, 74-47 ... After coming off the bench for four straight games and earning her starting spot back, New Mexico junior Angela Hartill made the most of the opportunity. Hartill scored six of the Lobos' first eight points of the game and finished with a career-high 16 as UNM beat Colorado State, 74-47, in Fort Collins on Wednesday night. Hartill pushed the Lobos to a 14-4 lead as the Lobos were 7 of 9 from the field during the stretch. Dionne Marsh pumped in four of her team-high 23 points to build UNM's lead to 20-7. Marsh ended up with seven rebounds in just 24 minutes of action on the night. The Lobos continued their hot shooting with a final 54.4 percent from the field. It is the fifth game of the season, and second consecutive, that UNM has shot over 50 percent from the field. The Lobos also shot 40 percent from three-point range, the 10th time on the year at 40 percent or over.

No. 275 for Flanagan; No. 400 On The Horizon ... Already the winningest basketball coach in New Mexico history, Don Flanagan earned his 275th collegiate win on Feb. 6 at Colorado State, 74-47. Flanagan is closing in on another coaching milestone, his 400th collegiate game. It will happen on Feb. 17, 2008 at TCU.

About #22/22 Wyoming (18-3, 6-2) ... The Cowgirls are still ranked in the Top 25, but are looking to rebound from consecutive losses to Utah and BYU. Three players average double figures in scoring - Hanna Zavecz (14.1), Justyna Podziemska (12.6), and Aubrey Vandiver (11.7). The three are also the team's leading rebounders with over 5 boards each.

Hartill Back to Start ... Junior Angela Hartill made the most of her first start in five games on Feb. 6 at Colorado State. Hartill scored a career-high 16 points on 8 of 11 shooting from the field, including six of the first eight points in the game. Her 8 field goals and 11 attempts were also new career marks.

20-Plus Trifecta ... On Feb. 2 against UNLV, Amy Beggin, Brandi Kimble and Dionne Marsh pulled off something that has never happened in Lobo women's basketball history - three players scoring 20+ points in a game. Beggin recorded a career-high 26 points, while Kimble tied her career-high with 22. Marsh pitched in with 22 points, moving her into third place on the Lobos all-time scoring list.

Doubling Up ... Angela Hartill's 10 points, along with Amy Beggin's 26, Brandi Kimble's 22, and Dionne Marsh's 22 gave the Lobos four players scoring in double figures on Feb. 2 vs. UNLV. It was the third time this season that the Lobos have had four players scoring in double figures in a game (Nov. 10 vs. Dayton; Dec. 7 vs. Norfolk State). The last time the Lobos had five players score in double figures was Nov. 10, 2006 vs. Florida Atlantic (Julie Briody - 17, Katie Montgomery - 16, Dionne Marsh - 13, Angela Hartill - 11, Brandi Kimble -10).

Sharp Shooters ... The Lobos recorded one of their best shooting nights of the season on Feb. 2 vs. UNLV. UNM shot 55.9 percent from the field for the game, the best overall night of the season, and 66.7 percent in just the second half, the best half of the season. With 55.4 percent at Colorado State on Feb. 6, the Lobos have shot over 50 percent in five games this season.