Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Lobos Down for the Count in Florida.(Sports)

Byline: Mike Hall Associate Sports Editor

UMN Can't Match Gators' Size, Speed

MIAMI With 10 minutes left in the University of New Mexico women's basketball team's game against Florida on Sunday, the Lobos were probably looking at their opponents' bench and expecting to see Pat Riley signalling in plays.

That's how convincingly the 18th-ranked University of Florida dismantled UNM.

The Gators (8-0) looked like a professional team maybe even Riley's Miami Heat. They had size up front, quickness in the backcourt, and they used both to roll to a convincing 79-58 victory on Florida International Court at the Orange Bowl Classic.

The Lobos (5-4), as they have done against the three previous top-20 teams they have faced, hung for a half. They fell behind 25-15 at the 7:04 mark of the first stanza, then clawed back to tie the score at 28 with 4:23 remaining. …

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