No. 18 New Mexico and San Diego State Meet Wednesday at The Pit
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  01/24/2006
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Jan. 24, 2006

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The No. 18 University of New Mexico women's basketball team returns home Wednesday for a two-game homestand. The first opponent for the Lobos is the Aztecs of San Diego State on Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m., with the first 2,500 fans receiving Lobo blankets from Santa Ana Star Casino. UNM is 14-4 on the season and 4-1 in the MWC, while SDSU is 3-13 overall and 0-6 in the conference. The second game of the homestand is "PACK THE PIT" on Saturday night, with $4 tickets for groups of 25 or more. For more information on groups call 925-5014 or for tickets call 925-5858.

TONIGHT'S GAME: Tonight's game features the No. 18/18 Lobos of the University of New Mexico as they play host to the Aztecs of San Diego State University in a Mountain West Conference game. The first 2,500 fans on Wednesday will receive a Lobo blanket courtesy of Santa Anna Star Casino.

SCOUTING THE LOBOS: UNM is 14-4 on the season and 4-1 in conference with a 69-52 victory over Oral Roberts in the first round of the preseason WNIT, a 55-46 win over Cal in the second round, a 74-63 loss to No. 22 Oklahoma in the WNIT semifinals, a 76-68 win at No. 12 Texas, a 61-54 victory over Marist, a 56-52 win over Oklahoma State, a 62-44 victory over No. 10 Minnesota, a 73-61 loss to No. 12 Arizona State, a 70-57 win over Louisiana Monroe, a 75-59 victory over North Dakota State, a 79-77 win in triple-overtime at New Mexico State, a second loss to Oklahoma 83-70, a victory over New Mexico State 55-42, a win against No. 22 Utah 59-42, victory at Colorado State 73-57, a loss at TCU 76-67, win over Wyoming 62-39 and victory at Air Force 59-54. New Mexico is led in scoring by sophomore Dionne Marsh at 15.8 ppg. Senior Abbie Letz leads the team in rebounding at 8.1 rpg., while junior Katie Montgomery leads UNM in assists at 3.6 apg.

SCOUTING THE AZTECS: San Diego State is currently 3-13 overall and 0-6 in the MWC with wins over Portland State (75-71), Boise State (54-51) and UC Davis (59-45), with losses at Wichita State (91-79), to San Diego (67-57), at UC Riverside (71-66), at UC Davis (58-36), at Pepperdine (70-56), Pittsburgh (78-56), Loyola (52-43), at Colorado State (65-68), Air Force (63-59), Utah (76-39), at UNLV (71-54), TCU (77-60) and at BYU (64-39). Leading the Aztecs in scoring and rebounding is Michelle Strawberry at 14.3 ppg. and 6.3 rpg., while Tamika Lipford leads them in assists at 3.7 apg.

PACK THE PIT SATURDAY: Be sure to get your tickets for the most anticipated game of the year, "Pack the Pit", this Saturday, January 28th at 7pm as the Lobos take on conference rival UNLV. Tickets are going fast with 13,500 tickets already sold. For groups of 25 or more, tickets are only $4 by calling 925-5014 and for single game tickets call 925-5858.