Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

2nd Half Ruinous To UNM.(Sports)

Byline: Mike Hall Associate Sports Editor

Lobos Can't Solve Beavers' Defense

CORVALLIS, Ore. The keys to the loss were simple, University of New Mexico women's basketball coach Don Flanagan said Thursday night after his Lobos fell 75-64 to Oregon State University at Gill Coliseum.

"We've got to put two halves together," Flanagan said, then added, "You can't beat anybody on the road with 24 turnovers."

In Thursday night's game which the Lobos (8-5) had deemed as a key contest to get them ready for their Mountain West Conference opener UNM jumped to a 36-24 first-half lead, but didn't score a field goal until the 12:22 mark in the second half.

The Beavers' pressure defense made the difference over the final 20 minutes. …

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