Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Defense Key to Lobos' Two WNIT Victories.(Sports)

Byline: Mike Hall Associate Sports Editor

University of New Mexico women's basketball coach Don Flanagan takes a lot of pride in how his teams play defense. That pride, however, has taken a beating a few times this season.

Through the first two games of the Women's National Invitation Tournament, it has been restored.

Thursday night, the Houston Cougars, who led Conference USA with 74 points per game, were drubbed 72-49. Saturday night, the Arizona Wildcats, who were first in the Pac 10 with 79.1 ppg and had five games over 90 points, were stopped 75-62.

"We're playing pretty good defense right now," Flanagan says. "We're starting to execute, and we're doing a good job of helping each other out. …

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