Jan. 6, 2006
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The No. 20/21 University of New Mexico women's basketball team hits the road for the first time in the MWC, with a trip to Ft. Collins, Colo., and a match-up with Colorado State on Saturday afternoon. Both teams won their conference opener on Thursday, with UNM moving to 11-3 overall and CSU goes to 7-5 on the season. Tip-off is set for 2:00 p.m., Saturday afternoon at Moby Arena and all the action can be heard on KNML 610 AM.
TONIGHT'S GAME: Tonight's game features the No. 20/21 Lobos of the University of New Mexico as they travel to play the Rams of Colorado State University in their first Mountain West Conference road game of the season.
SCOUTING THE LOBOS: UNM is 11-3 on the season and 1-0 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 and a win against No. 22 Utah 59-42. New Mexico is led in scoring by sophomore Dionne Marsh at 15.3 ppg. Senior Abbie Letz leads the team in rebounding at 8.1 rpg., while junior Katie Montgomery leads UNM in assists at 3.9 apg.
SCOUTING THE RAMS: Colorado State is currently 7-5 on the year and 1-0 in MWC play with wins over Concordia-St. Paul (83-69), UC-Irvine (85-65), Colorado (86-83), Portland (70-58), Northern Colorado (81-66), at Texas-San Antonio (63-59) and San Diego State (68-65), with losses to South Dakota State (82-75), at Denver (77-58), at San Jose State (78-66), at No. 2 Duke (99-52) and to Tulsa (69-65). The leading scorer and rebounder for the Rams is Melissa Dennett at 15.3 ppg. and 9.2 rpg. Leading CSU in assists is Molly Nohr at 4.3 apg.