Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

McKinnon Sparks Big MWC Victory.(Sports)

Byline: Mike Hall Associate Sports Editor

UNM Avenges A Pit Loss to Cougs

PROVO, Utah Two hours before the University of New Mexico women's basketball team took to the Marriott Center court Thursday night, junior guard Molly McKinnon was sitting in the lobby of the team's hotel studying for her midterm in anatomy.

It was a pregame preparation she plans to repeat.

McKinnon scored 18 points, including a four-point play, to key a late charge and came up with a huge steal to lead the Lobos past Brigham Young 78-70 before a sparse crowd of 587.

"I think I'll keep that up," McKinnon joked. "(Today) and Saturday before Utah, I've got (pathology) to study."

The victory avenged a 79-72 Cougars victory at the Pit on Feb. …

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