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Lobos to Face BYU in MWC Tournament Quarterfinals
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  11/19/2007
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Nov. 19, 2007

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Up Next For Lobo Volleyball

Mountain West Conference Tournament
Cox Pavilion • Las Vegas, Nev.

Quarterfinal • The Mtn.
vs. #3 Seed BYU
Thursday, Nov. 22 • 12 p.m. (MST)

Semifinal • The Mtn. • vs. Winner of #2 UNLV-#7 Wyoming
Friday, Nov. 23 • 4:30 p.m. (MST)

Championship • CSTV • Saturday, Nov. 24 • 9 p.m. (MST)

Live Stats, Audio and Video: Link on www.golobos.com.

Against BYU: The Lobos split the season series with each team winning on the other team's court. UNM won in Provo for the first time since 1995 on Oct. 6, while BYU returned the favor in Albuquerque on Nov. 2. The Cougars hold a 60-9 series lead. The teams have only faced each other once in MWC Tournament history - the semifinals of the 1999 championship tournament in Provo.

Up Next: The Lobos need to have a strong MWC Tournament performance to have a shot at an extended post-season. The tournament champion will earn the league's automatic bid.

QUICK HITS

• Lobos Finish No. 6 ... New Mexico will be the No. 6 seed in the 2007 MWC Tournament this week, based on their 7-9 conference record. The Lobos will face No. 3 seed BYU in the quarterfinals.

• 2007 Mountain West Conference Pairings ... No. 1 seed Colorado State will face the winner of the Wednesday play-in match between #8 San Diego State and #9 Air Force ... No. 2 seed UNLV will face No. 7 Wyoming ... No. 3 seed BYU vs. No. 6 New Mexico ... and No. 4 TCU will face No. 5 Utah.

• Crowd Factor ... Lobo volleyball crowds at the Johnson Center made a great impact on the UNM season. The Lobos had eight consecutive home crowds of over 1,000 fans to end the regular season. A season-high 1,506 watched the Lobos take on Colorado State on Saturday, Nov. 17.

• Tripp Keeps On Digging ... Junior libero Gayle Tripp moved into second place on the UNM career digs list with her six against Colorado State on Saturday afternoon. She now has 1,117 digs in her career. Tripp will have to wait to move into first place next season and pass Sharon Browning with 1,504.

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