Lobos and Aggies Meet for the 55th Time Saturday
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  11/30/2006
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Nov. 30, 2006

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The University of New Mexico women's basketball team will play host to New Mexico State Saturday night in the first of two meetings. The Lobos enter the contest 4-2 on the season, while the Aggies bring a 2-4 record into the game. This will be the 55th time the two teams have met, with UNM holding a 33-21 advantage. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from The Pit and can be heard live on 610 AM.

TONIGHT'S GAME: Tonight's game features the Lobos of the University of New Mexico against the Aggies of New Mexico State University in a non-conference match-up. Tonight's sponsors are Wienerschnitzel, First Community Bank and 92.3 KRST. Also, the first 5,000 hotdogs are being sold for only $1

SCOUTING THE LOBOS: New Mexico is 4-2 this season with victories over Florida Atlantic (74-44), No. 25 Texas (63-60), Georgia Southern (64-43) and Siena (78-39) and losses to No. 12/13 Arizona State (67-49) and Nebraska (66-59). UNM is led in scoring and rebounding by junior Dionne Marsh at 15.8 and 6.7 rpg. Leading the Lobos in assists is freshman Amy Beggin at 3.5 apg.

SCOUTING THE AGGIES: New Mexico State comes into tonight's game 2-4 with a wins over Lamar (69-52) and Texas-San Antonio (69-63) and losses to UC-Irvine (61-47), UTEP twice (67-76 and 65-54) and Utah Valley State (79-72). The Aggies are led in scoring by Cecilia Russell-Nava at 16.5 ppg, while Sherell Neal leads them in boards at 11.3 rpg. The leading passer is Monique Bribiescas at 3.2 apg.

THE COACHES: UNM is led by head coach Don Flanagan who enters his 12th season at New Mexico. Flanagan is 243-106 at UNM. The Aggies are led by Darin Spence who is in his fourth season at NMSU and has a record of 34-59.

THE SERIES: This will be the 55th meeting between the instate rivals with the Lobos holding a 33-21 overall advantage and a 17-11 edge at The Pit. New Mexico has won 20 consecutive meetings dating back to Nov. 28, 1996. UNM's last loss to NMSU was Dec. 22, 1995, in double overtime in Las Cruces.