Feb. 23, 2009
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --- New Mexico (18-7, 7-5 MWC) women's basketball will travel to Fort Worth, Texas, Wednesday to face TCU at 6:30 p.m. CT inside the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. The Lobos and Horned Frogs (18-8, 10-3 MWC) enter Wednesday's game in a tight battle for position in the Mountain West Conference regular-season standings. TCU is currently second in the league standings while New Mexico is tied for fourth. Radio is available on 610 AM The Sports Animal with gametracker on www.GoLobos.com.
TCU enters Wednesday game with an 18-8 overall record and currently sit in second place in the league standings with a 10-3 mark. The Horned Frogs are coming off a 60-47 victory over Wyoming Saturday and have won their last five games. TCU is 10-2 at home this season and haven't lost inside the Danial-Meyer Coliseum since it lost to BYU, 46-62, on Jan. 13.
The Horned Frogs have three players averaging in double figures including Helena Sverrisdottir who is chipping in 16 points per game. Sverrisdottir is third in the Mountain West Conference is scoring (16.), seventh in rebounding (6.9), second in assists (131) and fifth in free throw percentage (.834). TK LaFleur and Emily Carter have been strong this season for TCU as well. LaFleur is averaging 15 points per game while Carter is chipping in 11.8 points per game.
New Mexico currently leads the all-time series with TCU, 7-5. The Lobos defeated the Horned Frogs earlier this year, 75-63, inside The Pit. Lobo head coach Don Flangan is 7-5 against TCU during his tenure at New Mexico. TCU head coach Jeff Mittie is 4-3 against UNM while at TCU. The last victory for New Mexico at TCU was on Feb. 26, 1998, 81-45. UNM has lost three straight in Fort Worth, Texas.
The Lobos dropped their last game at San Diego State, 75-64, on the road but have won two of their last three games. UNM is currently fourth in the league standings while TUC is second. New Mexico is led by junior Amy Beggin's 15.4 points per game. Senior Angela Hartill is coming off a 23-point performance Saturday and has reached double figures in her last two games.
Hartill led UNM against the Aztecs Saturday with a career-high 23 points on 9-of-18 shooting. SDSU shot 52.9 percent from the field and used an 18-4 run in the second half to seal the victory. Beggin reached double figures and scored 20 points against the Aztecs. The Lobos shot 43.9 percent in the game.
In the last meeting between UNM and TCU, junior Georonika Jackson stole the show with her long range shooting. The Sugar Land, Texas, native scored a career-high 23 points after hitting six three-pointers against the Lady Frogs. Hartill had 14 points while Beggin had 15 points in the games. UNM hit 11 three-pointers against TCU. Sverrisdottir had a game-high 25 for the Lady Frogs.
UNM has four games remaining on the schedule. The Lobos return home after the TCU game to host Colorado State Saturday at 2 p.m. New Mexico will go to Utah next Wednesday and finish the year with Wyoming inside The Pit.
The Mountain West Conference Championship will be held in the Thomas and Mack Arena in Las Vegas from March 10-14. Contact the Lobo ticket office for more information about reserving your tickets.