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Lobos Host TCU Tuesday Inside The Pit
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  01/14/2008
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Jan. 14, 2008

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --- New Mexico women's basketball hosts TCU Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. inside The Pit. The Lobos are 9-6 overall and 1-1 in the Mountain West Conference. The Horned Frogs are 8-8 overall and 1-1 in league play. The game will be broadcast on the Mountain Network with Bill Doleman and Ann Schatz providing the play-by-play. Tickets are available at (505) 925-LOBO.

This Week In Lobo Basketball Game #16 • vs. TCU • Sponsored by 100.3 The Peak Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008 • 6:30 p.m. • The Pit/Bob King Court • Albuquerque, N.M.

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

Radio: 610 AM (The Sports Animal) - Joe Behrend and Hazel Tull-Leach will call the action from courtside.

Television: The Mtn. - Bill Doleman and Ann Schatz will call the action.

Against TCU: This will be the 10th meeting between the Lobos and Horned Frogs. New Mexico leads the series, 6-3, and is 4-0 run against TCU at The Pit. The series is split at 2-2 since TCU joined the Mountain West Conference in 2005-06.

Up Next: The Lobos travel to Colorado Springs to take on Air Force. Game time on Saturday, Jan. 19, at Clune Arena is set for 2 p.m.

QUICK HITS

• 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 8,088 fans over the first 11 home games of the season and had three consecutive games of 8,700+ in attendance from Dec. 15-21.

• Marsh Named MWC Player of the Week ... Dionne Marsh carried the Lobos into MWC play, scoring a season-high 24 points against Wyoming on Jan. 9 and chipping in 21 points at San Diego State Saturday. The Flower Mound, Texas native pulled down 13 rebounds in two games and had five blocks against the Aztecs.

• Mark Your Calendars ... The Lobos will be hosting several big promotions over the remainder of the regular season.

• PACK THE PIT sponsored by Santa Ana Star Casino - Saturday, Feb. 2 vs. UNLV at 7 p.m. - Special Ticket Prices - $4 for Adults, $2 for Children - Sports Watch giveaway.

Last Time Out - at San Diego State - W, 60-47 ... Lobo seniors Dionne Marsh and Brandi Kimble were the high scorers in New Mexico's first road win of the season, 60-47 against San Diego State, but it was freshman Kelsey Ansley that provided the spark off the bench for the victory. Ansley provided a much-needed spark off the bench for the Lobos in the first half. In seven minutes of action, Ansley scored five points, had one assist and pulled down three rebounds. Ansley hit a three-pointer to give UNM its biggest lead of the first half, 23-15, to cap a 6-0 run. After SDSU cut the lead to 23-19, Ansley fed Amy Beggin for a three-pointer to put the Lobos up, 26-19. The Aztecs continued to fight back, as UNM took a 28-24 lead into halftime. Ansley hit Beggin a second time for a three in the second-half to give UNM a nine-point lead, 37-28. The Lobos never allowed the Aztecs to get any closer for the rest of the game. New Mexico went on an 8-2 run, beginning at the 7:49 mark with back-to-back jumpers by Dionne Marsh. Sophomore Eileen Weissmann capped the run with the Lobos biggest lead of the game, 56-37. Marsh recorded a team-high 21 points, her second consecutive game with 20 or more points, while Kimble had 12 points, including the first four points of the game. Beggin also scored in double figures with 10. Ansley had a career-game, tying her career-high with eight points and setting new marks with five rebounds, two three-point field goals, and three steals. Overall, the Lobos recorded their best shooting game of the season at 53.5 percent, out-shooting San Diego State at just 29.2 percent.

About TCU (8-8, 1-1) ... The Horned Frogs, under the direction of head coach Jeff Mittie, are 8-8 on the season and 1-1 in Mountain West play. TCU is 0-6 on the road this season. Senior Adrianne Ross leads TCU with 14.8 points per game, 50 assists, 39 steals and six blocks. Lori Butler-Rayford leads the team in rebounding with 7.8 boards per game.

Scoring 60 ... The Lobos are 31-0 when scoring at least 60 points over the past two seasons. When the Lobos score under 60 points, the record is 2-15. The last time New Mexico lost a game in which it scored 60 points was the second round of the 2006 NCAA Tournament against Baylor in Tucson, 87-67.

Love That Defense ... The Lobos are currently ranked 16th in the country in scoring defense, only allowing opponents to score 54.0 points per game. UNM is also among the top 50 in the nation in turnovers per game (9th; 14.2), assist-turnover ratio (40th; 0.95) and field goal percentage defense (39th; .360).

Ansley Provides Spark At SDSU ... Freshman Kelsey Ansley Ansley provided a much-needed spark off the bench for the Lobos in the first half at San Diego State on Jan. 12. In seven minutes of action, Ansley scored five points, had one assist and pulled down three rebounds. Ansley hit a three-pointer to give UNM its biggest lead of the first half, 23-15, to cap a 6-0 run. After SDSU cut the lead to 23-19, Ansley fed Amy Beggin for a three-pointer to put the Lobos up, 26-19. The Aztecs continued to fight back, as UNM took a 28-24 lead into halftime. Ansley hit Beggin a second time for a three in the second-half to give UNM a nine-point lead, 37-28. The Lobos never allowed the Aztecs to get any closer for the rest of the game. The Marble Falls, Texas, native tied a career-high with eight points, and set career marks in rebounds with five and steals with three.

Marsh Guides Lobos Into MWC Action ... New Mexico senior Dionne Marsh has carried the Lobos into Mountain West Conference play. Marsh scored a season-high 24 points against Wyoming on Jan. 9 and chipped in 21 points at San Diego State Saturday. The Flower Mound, Texas native pulled down 13 rebounds in two games and had five blocks against the Aztecs. Marsh remains in fourth place on the UNM all-time scoring list with 1,616 points. With 14 games remaining on the regular-season schedule, Marsh needs 220 points to tie former Lobo Abby Garchek for the all-time lead (1,836).

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