WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: FRESNO STATE at NEW MEXICO
• When: 2 p.m. Saturday
• Where: WisePies Arena (The Pit) in Albuquerque
• Records: Bulldogs 19-7, 11-4 MW; Lobos 16-11, 12-4
• Series: Fresno State leads 8-7 with four straight victories
• Webcast: Mountain West Network ( www.themw.com)
• The skinny: Bulldogs going for season sweep of New Mexico and No. 2 spot in Mountain West standings, as the Lobos sit a half-game ahead with three games to go. Both teams have earned first-round byes for next month’s conference tournament next month in Las Vegas; first-place Colorado State (21-6, 13-3) holds a two-game lead with two games to play. … While the Lobos got off to a slow start at 1-7, they’ve won nine of their past 10, and 12 of 15 since losing 71-65 Dec. 31 at Fresno State. Bulldogs likewise back on rack, winning back-to-back games after four-game skid. … Fresno State senior forward Alex Sheedy has scored team-highs of 22 and 25 in past two, 64-55 win over Utah State and 67-50 win against Wyoming,. She leads the team in points (16.2) and rebounds (7.1) per game. … Lobos are led by Antiesha Brown (14.1 ppg) and Khadijah Shumpert (10.2 ppg, 6.2 rpg). … Lobos are 12-2 at home and have won 11 straight, including 9-0 in conference play. It’s their Senior Day, honoring Brown and Maddie Muralda.