Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

It's No Vacation In Florida for Lobos.(Sports)

Byline: Mike Hall Associate Sports Editor

Gators Could Be Toughest Test Yet

MIAMI Don Flanagan knows he's beginning to sound redundant when he says, "This may be the most talented team we've faced so far. They have talent at every position."

The University of New Mexico women's basketball coach is referring to today's opponent, Florida. Previously, and in order, he has said that about LSU, Mississippi State and Texas Tech.

When the Lobos signed for the one-game venture at the Orange Bowl Festival, the Gators looked like a middle-of-the-road Southeastern Conference team tough but beatable.

Now, the Gators are 7-0, ranked 18th in NCAA Division I and capable of rotating onto the floor talented player after talented player.

For example, 6-foot, 4-inch freshman Vanessa Hayden averages 11 points and 10.3 rebounds a game coming off the bench.

That's because she plays behind 6-3 Tamara Stocks (7.3 ppg, 4.6 rpg) and 6-2 Naomi Mobley (11. …

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