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ASU Women’s Basketball: New Mexico Preview

First meeting since 2010

Richard Martinez/ House of Sparky

The Arizona State Sun Devils (7-2) will have had six days off since their last game against the Idaho State Bengals when they face the New Mexico Lobos (7-3, 0-2 Mountain West) in Tempe on Saturday.

The Lobos are coming off a dominant 92-44 win over Northern New Mexico on Tuesday night, while the Sun Devils are looking for their fourth straight win. They struggled against BYU and Idaho State last week, but were able to pull off wins.

Here are more things to watch as the Sun Devils host the Lobos Saturday:

What Time/Where to Watch

Tipoff is at 2 p.m. MST and can be watched on Pac-12 Networks.

Players to Watch

The Sun Devils need to focus their attention on sophomore guard and forward Ahlise Hurst. The Australian native is powerful behind-the-arc and in the paint. She leads the team with 135 points and is averaging 13.5 points per game.

Hurst also shows success behind the three-point line, leading the team in that category as well. She is currently shooting 46 percent from the three-point range.

Series History

The first time these two teams faced each other was December 2005.

They have met two more times after that, with the last time being in 2010. The Sun Devils won 55-40.

All three matchups have been in Tempe, with the Sun Devils taking home all three victories and beating the Lobos by double digits.

Other Notes

The Sun Devils will still be without sophomore Jamie Loera and senior Jamie Ruden, both who have missed multiple games and are week-to-week.

They will also miss senior Robbi Ryan who went down with an ankle injury Sunday afternoon against Idaho State. She is day-to-day.