Scores

Final

UNLV 52

(14-15, 8-8 MW)

New Mexico 80

(22-8, 11-5 MW)

    5:30 PM ET, March 7, 2007

    1 2 T
    UNLV 18 3452
    UNM 40 4080

    Top Performers

    UNLV: K. Simmons 12 Pts, 2 Reb

    New Mexico: D. Marsh 19 Pts, 6 Reb

    New Mexico 80, UNLV 52

    Associated Press

    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Dionne Marsh scored a game-high 19 points to lead New Mexico to an 80-52 victory over UNLV in the quarterfinal round of the Mountain West Conference women's tournament Wednesday.

    Marsh was 7-of-11 from the field and 5-of-5 from the foul line. She also had five rebounds and five assists.

    Katie Montgomery added 17 points and eight assists for third-seeded New Mexico (22-8). Valerie Kast and Julie Briody had 12 points apiece for the winners, who now play No. 2 Wyoming in the semifinals Friday.

    The Lobos jumped to a 17-0 lead before the Rebels finally scored a point 7:15 into the game, and later led 21-1. UNLV, which turned the ball over 23 times, did not have a field goal until there was 10:12 left in the half.

    Faye Muller (eight rebounds) and Kameca Simmons led the No. 6 Rebels (14-15) with 12 points apiece.

    After New Mexico led 40-18 at halftime, the Lobos never let the Rebels closer than 19 and later built a 38-point lead with 3:47 left.

    The Lobos went 32-of-55 (58 percent) from the floor, while the Rebels were 19-of-49 (38 percent).

    New Mexico got revenge after losing last year to UNLV in the quarterfinals at Denver. The then No. 21 Lobos were upset 57-45 by the Rebels. That also stopped New Mexico's three-year reign as tournament champions.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UNLV
    UNM
    Points 52 80
    FG Made-Attempted 19-50 (.380) 32-56 (.571)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-11 (.364) 2-13 (.154)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-16 (.625) 14-19 (.737)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 38

    Game Leaders

     
    UNLV
    UNM
    PointsK. Simmons 12D. Marsh 19
    ReboundsF. Muller 8D. Marsh 6

    2006-07 Season

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