Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

New Mexico Revitalized After Finding the Zone.(Sports)

Byline: RICK WRIGHT Of the Journal

In the game of basketball, there are all kinds of zones matchup zones, 2-3 zones, 1-3-1 zones, 3-2 zones, 1-2-2 zones, etc.

Thursday night, with their season perhaps in the balance, the University of New Mexico women found themselves in a danger zone against UNLV at the Pit.

To escape, they employed a zone of their own.

The Lobos, down by double digits to the Lady Rebels in the first half of a game UNM virtually had to win, switched from a man-to-man defense to a 2-3 zone.

Almost instantaneously, the game turned. The Lobos, behind an astonishing 35-2 run that began in the first half and ended in the second, crushed UNLV 79-51. …

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