Feb. 3, 2007
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The University of New Mexico women's basketball team will play host to the Cowgirls of the University of Wyoming on Sunday afternoon. New Mexico is 14-7 on the season and 4-4 in the MWC, while Wyoming is 15-5 overall and 6-2 in the conference. Tip-off is set for 1:00 PM Sunday and can be heard live on 610 AM The Sports Animal.
TONIGHT'S GAME: Tonight's game features the Lobos of the University of New Mexico playing host to the Cowgirls of the University of Wyoming in a Mountain West Conference game.
SCOUTING THE LOBOS: New Mexico is 14-7 this season and 4-4 in the MWC with victories over Florida Atlantic (74-44), No. 25 Texas (63-60), Georgia Southern (64-43), Siena (78-39), New Mexico State (81-47 and 65-45), at Arizona (76-63), Sam Houston State (77-41), UCLA (72-63), Northern Arizona (62-51), Colorado State (73-42), Air Force (60-46), UNLV (77-56) and San Diego State (76-46) and losses to No. 12/13 Arizona State (67-49), Nebraska (66-59), No. 7/8 Oklahoma (80-58), Wyoming (54-51), Utah (49-48), BYU (63-59) and TCU (67-43). UNM is led in scoring by senior Julie Briody at 15.7 ppg and rebounding by junior Dionne Marsh at 6.5 rpg. Leading the Lobos in assists is senior Katie Montgomery at 3.3 apg.
SCOUTING THE COWGIRLS: Wyoming is 15-5 on the year and 6-2 in conference with wins over San Francisco (71-58), Northern Colorado (76-46), Colorado (68-49), Charlotte (77-55), Nevada (80-71), Idaho State (79-58), Western State (69-56), Utah State (62-43), Idaho (68-45), New Mexico (54-51), San Diego State (71-47), TCU (66-51), Colorado State (78-66 OT), Air Force (64-43) and Utah (56-55) and losses to Kansas State (68-62), Montana twice (70-59, 79-72), UNLV (51-46) and BYU (55-52). UW is led in scoring by Justyna Podziemska and Hanna Zavecz at 14.3 ppg. Podziemska also lead the Cowgirls in rebounding at 7.1 rpg, while Zavecz also leads them in assists at 3.7 apg.
THE COACHES: UNM is led by head coach Don Flanagan who enters his 12th season at New Mexico. Flanagan is 253-111 at UNM. The head coach of Wyoming is Joe Legerski who is in his fourth season as a Cowgirl and has a record of 63-44.
THE SERIES: This will be the second of two meetings between New Mexico and Wyoming, with the Cowgirls winning the first meeting 54-51 in Laramie. This will be the 51st meeting overall with the Lobos holding a 30-20 edge and are 20-4 in The Pit.