Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  11/16/2005


New Mexico vs. No. 25 Oklahoma
Preseason WNIT
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
The Pit/Bob King Court • Albuquerque, N.M.

Final Score: Oklahoma 74, New Mexico 63

Team Notes

• Oklahoma (3-0) advances to the championship game of the WNIT where it will the face the winner of tomorrow night's game between UConn and Boston College...UNM falls to 2-1

• New Mexico had a 16-game homecourt winning streak snapped...the last loss was 73-56 to Texas on Dec. 4, 2004

• New Mexico lost for only the second time in the past 50 games when scoring 59 points or more...the only other setback during that time was 63-60 at UNLV on Jan. 27, 2005

• The Lobos are now 9-19 all-time against ranked opponents

• Oklahoma jumped out to a 10-0 lead by making its first four FGs...the Sooners hit 10 of their first 12 FGs and finished at 53.7 % (29-54), including 63.3% (14-22) accuracy in the second half

• New Mexico started 2 of 11 from the floor in the first half, 2 of 13 to start the second and finished the game at 36.5% (23-63), including 33% (11-33) in the second period

• A 10-0 Lobo run cut the Sooners' lead from 27-14 to 27-24 with 5:22 left in the first half...the Lobos finished the first half on a 20-8 run to trail just 35-34 at the break, but they never led...OU's biggest lead was 68-51, although UNM did get it to 69-61

• The Sooners return to The Pit on Dec. 30 to play a game already on the schedule

Individual Notes - New Mexico

Sophomore Dionne Marsh • scored 23 points, the seventh time in her career she has surpassed 20 • missed her first 5 FG attempts • scored UNM's last 10 points of the 1st half and 12 of the last 14 before halftime • hit the second 3-pointer of her career; she was 1-of-2 last year • attempted a career-high 21 FGs; previous high was 19 against UNLV in the 2005 MWC Tournament

Individual Notes - Oklahoma • Freshman post Courtney Paris had 26 points and 18 points in the third game of her collegiate career, increasing her season averages to 23 points and 16 rebounds

• Junior Britney Brown had a career-high 7 assists