Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Lobos Are Seeking Respect.(Sports)

Byline: Mike Hall Associate Sports Editor

New Mexico Advances To WNIT's 3rd Round

Miranda Sanchez has a message for opponents don't dis the Lobos in women's basketball.

The University of New Mexico senior thought Houston did that Thursday night in the opening round of the Women's National Invitation Tournament. Result: Lobos 72, Lady Cougars 49.

Sanchez thought Arizona did the same thing Saturday night at the Pit in the second round of the WNIT. Result: UNM 75, Wildcats 62 before 5,938 fans.

The victory avenged UNM's pre-conference 74-63 loss in Tucson last season, and Sanchez thought that game had a bearing on Saturday's outcome.

UNM advances to the Elite Eight round Wednesday in the Pit against the winner of today's Alabama and Alabama-Birmingham. …

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