Dec. 18, 2005
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The No. 16/18 University of New Mexico women's basketball team travels down I-25 to Las Cruces for an intstate battle with New Mexico State on Wednesday December 21. The Lobos are 8-2 on the season, while the Aggies are 2-6 this year, but both teams bring two game winning streaks into the contest. Tip-off at the Pan American Center is scheduled for 7:00 p.m., and can be heard live on KNML 610 AM.
TONIGHT'S GAME: Tonight's game features the No. 16/18 Lobos of the University of New Mexico traveling to Las Cruces, N.M., to take on instate rival New Mexico State in a non-conference matchup in their first of two matchups this season.
SCOUTING THE LOBOS: UNM is 8-2 on the season 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 and a 75-59 victory over North Dakota State. New Mexico is led in scoring by sophomore Dionne Marsh at 15.6 ppg. Senior Abbie Letz leads the team in rebounding at 7.7 rpg., while junior Katie Montgomery leads UNM in assists at 4.1 apg.
SCOUTING THE AGGIES: New Mexico State is currently 2-6 on the season with wins at UC Irvine (88-64) and at Cal Poly (65-63), while losing to Northern Arizona (61-46), at UTEP (70-58), Missouri-Kansas City (89-55), at Texas-San Antonio (61-38), UTEP (66-47), Texas-Arlington (62-50). NMSU is led in scoring by Irma Kmitaite at 12.1 ppg. Leading the Aggies in rebounding is Jenean Ford at 5.6 rpg. and Monique Bribiescas leads them in assists at 3.8 apg.