Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Lobos Are Blazing New Trails.(Sports)

Byline: Randy Harrison Journal Staff Writer

One could argue that its two postseason wins mean more to the future of University of New Mexico women's basketball than its present.

Beating Houston big in the first round of the Women's National Invitation Tournament? Has to help recruiting. Coach Don Flanagan's staff has been known to dig into Texas' oily, fertile turf for talent.

Beating high-profile Arizona, which is on next season's schedule, in the second round? Even better. It's worth flaunting in the future when UNM visits prospects in the West who think the Pac-10 is the center of the universe.

Then there's Alabama-Birmingham, a relatively dangerous but obscure foe, here tonight in a WNIT quarterfinal. …

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