Dec. 1, 2008
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --- The New Mexico women's basketball team will host New Mexico State Thursday inside The Pit at 7:30 p.m. MT. The Lobos and Aggies continue the Rio Grande Rivalry live on the Mountain West Sports Network with Tracy Warren and Ann Schatz calling the action. New Mexico enters the game with a 6-1 overall mark while NMSU is 3-3. The game will be available on 610 AM The Sports Animal while gametracker and video steaming will be online at www.GoLobos.com. Newsradio 770 KKOB will be the media sponsor while Route 66 Casino and Hotel is the game sponsor.
New Mexico has teamed up with Toys for Tots and will be collecting gifts Thursday at the Northeast and Southeast ticket windows. Fans who provide donations will be allowed to purchase a $2 tickets to the Rio Grande Rivalry game that night.
The Lobos are coming off a 62-51 victory over Nebraska Saturday night. New Mexico was 3-0 last week and captured the Holiday Inn and Suites Express Midtown Thanksgiving Tournament title. Junior Amy Beggin led the Lobos last week averaging 18.7 points including 20 against William and Mary. Beggin currently leads New Mexico is scoring with 15.6 points per game.
UNM leads the all-time series with the Aggies, 36-22 and holds a 19-11 advantage inside The Pit. Last year, New Mexico won at home but lost on the road in Las Cruces.
The Lobos are 6-0 inside The Pit this season. New Mexico has won two tournaments at home this season and picked up wins over DePaul and Nebraska. The Blue Demons and Cornhuskers were both receiving votes prior to UNM knocking them off.
UNM continues to rank among the nations best in home attendance. The Lobos have played six games inside The Pit and are currently averaging 7,265 fans per game. New Mexico has ranked in the Top 10 nationally in home attendance for 10 consecutive seasons.
New Mexico is off to a 6-1 start for the first time since the 2005-06 season. The Lobos have started 6-1 seven times in school history and six times under head coach Don Flanagan. The best start in the Flanagan era was 9-0 in his second year, 1996-97.
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