Feb. 23, 2007
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Senior's Katie Montgomery, Julie Briody and Timi E-Nunu will play their final home game Sunday afternoon, as the University of New Mexico women's basketball team plays host to the Horned Frogs of TCU. The Lobos are 19-7 this season and 9-4 in the MWC, while TCU is 19-8 overall and 9-4 in conference. Sunday is Cherry Crush Day with tip-off set for 3:05 PM. The game will be televised live on CSTV or can be heard on 610 AM The Sports Animal.
TONIGHT'S GAME: Tonight's game features the Lobos of the University of New Mexico as they play host to the Horned Frogs of TCU in a Mountain West Conference game. Sunday is Cherry Crush day as fans that purchase a $5 cherry crush t-shirt get a free voucher to the game.
SCOUTING THE LOBOS: New Mexico is 19-7 this season and 9-4 in the MWC with victories over Florida Atlantic (74-44), No. 25 Texas (63-60), Georgia Southern (64-43), Siena (78-39), New Mexico State (81-47 and 65-45), at Arizona (76-63), Sam Houston State (77-41), UCLA (72-63), Northern Arizona (62-51), Colorado State twice (73-42, 77-66), Air Force twice (60-46, 57-47), UNLV (77-56), San Diego State (76-46), Wyoming (50-43), Utah (73-65) and BYU (80-75 OT) and losses to No. 12/13 Arizona State (67-49), Nebraska (66-59), No. 7/8 Oklahoma (80-58), Wyoming (54-51), Utah (49-48), BYU (63-59) and TCU (67-43). UNM is led in scoring by senior Julie Briody at 15.2 ppg and rebounding by junior Dionne Marsh at 6.6 rpg. Leading the Lobos in assists is senior Katie Montgomery at 3.4 apg.
SCOUTING THE HORNED FROGS: TCU is 19-8 on the year and 9-4 in the conference with wins over Houston (57-46), Rice (81-67), SMU (83-71), Pepperdine (74-56), Florida (71-67), Texas-Arlington (71-67), Syracuse (74-53), DePaul (74-73), North Carolina A&T (106-84), UMKC (68-45), UNLV twice (88-63, 75-62), Colorado State twice (86-36, 85-67), Air Force twice (87-61, 86-48), New Mexico (67-43), San Diego State (83-57) and Utah (74-50) and losses to Maryland (82-64), George Washington (82-77), Arizona (59-56 OT), Georgia (80-58), Utah (72-61), Wyoming twice (66-51, 61-50) and BYU (69-65). Leading the Horned Frogs in scoring is Adrianne Ross at 17.0 ppg, while Lori Butler-Rayford leads them in rebounding and assists at 7.9 rpg and 2.7 apg.
THE COACHES: UNM is led by head coach Don Flanagan who enters his 12th season at New Mexico. Flanagan is 258-111 at UNM. The head coach of TCU is Jeff Mittie who is in his eighth season as a Horned Frog and 15th overall. Mittie has a record of 171-80 at TCU and 322-139 overall.
THE SERIES: This will be the second of two meetings between New Mexico and TCU, with the Horned Frogs winning the first meeting 67-43 in Fort Worth. This will be the ninth meeting overall with UNM holding a 5-3 advantage and is 3-0 in The Pit.