Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  03/04/2006

March 4, 2006

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  • 19th-ranked New Mexico finishes the regular season at 21-8 and 11-5 in the Mountain West Conference...BYU drops to 23-4 and 13-3 in the MWC

  • New Mexico recorded its biggest win over the Cougars since a 100-51 victory on Feb. 1996, also in The Pit

  • The Lobos have won 35 consecutive MWC home games...the last loss was 62-53 to UNLV on Jan. 6, 2002

  • BYU lost its first road game of the season...the Cougars had been 13-0 on the road this year, 7-0 in MWC

  • New Mexico held the Cougars to a season-low 49 points

  • New Mexico's average winning margin in 8 conference home games this year was 24.1 ppg

  • Attendance was 15,119 on Senior Day, increasing the season average to 10,355

  • The Lobos made their first 7 shots from 3-point...that total came from 5 different players...UNM then missed its next 11 tries, but finished 10 of 23 for the game...UNM is shooting 47% (57-121) from beyond the arc the past 6 games

  • After starting 3 of 3 from 3-point, BYU was 2 of 15 the rest of the game

  • UNM trailed 15-5, then went on a 14-1 run to grab a 21-16 advantage and never trailed again...the Lobos hit 5 straight FGs during the burst, including 3 3s...senior Abbie Letz scored 7 points while junior Julie Briody made two 3s in the run

  • The Lobos had two huge runs in the 1st half: 14-1 to overcome a 15-5 deficit and 16-4 to end the half with a 40-24 lead

  • The Lobos had a 63-9 record in The Pit in the four years that seniors Jana Francis and Abbie Letz played at UNM

  • Lobo junior G Julie Briody came off the bench to provide a huge spark yet again...she finished with 16 points, including 12 points in the first half...she also set career-highs with 8 rebounds and 6 assists...Briody has averaged 13.3 points the past 7 games, scoring in double figures six times...she is 12-21 from 3-point the past six games

  • Briody made 35 consecutive FTs before a miss midway through the 2nd half...her last miss had been in the first half of the Colorado State game on Feb. 8...she is 89% (65-73) on the season, including 41 of 43 (95%) in the past 7 games

  • BYU leading scorer Ambrosia Anderson (18.9 ppg) left the game with 8:53 remaining in the first half with an injury...the score was 21-18 in UNM's favor at the time...the Lobos outscored the Cougars 19-6 the rest of the half with Anderson out...Anderson, who was limited to 12 minutes today, scored 10 points on 4-18 FGs and 2-7 3s in 2 games against New Mexico this season

  • BYU hit its first 6 shots - including three 3s - in taking a 15-5 lead, then missed its next 7 attempts from the floor...the Cougars missed 17 of their final 21 shots of the 1st half and made only 12 of 50 after the quick start...they finished the game at 32% (18-56)
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