Postgame Notes
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  12/20/2008

Dec. 20, 2008

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• UNM started the game making 7 of its first 10 FGs, then 11-18, before going cold...the Lobos missed 8 of their last 10 shots the final 7:41 of the 1st half and ended the game at 47% (28-60)

• The 86 points by Texas Tech are the most allowed by UNM this season (previous mark - 82 at Creighton)

• UNM was guilty of 19 turnovers, second-most this season...the Lobos had 20 at Creighton

• The Lobos are now 2-1 this season when trailing at halftime

• UNM's fifth loss last year came in the 21st game of the year (Jan. 26 at BYU)

• New Mexico has made a 3-pointer in 593 consecutive games; the last time it didn't connect was Jan. 3, 1991, going 0-8 against Colorado State

Freshman Phillip McDonald
• set career-highs with 17 points, 3 steals, 7 field goals made, 17 field goals attempted and 30 minutes played; previous scoring high was 15 vs. Grambling State

Senior Chad Toppert
• 15 points on 5 of 8 from 3-point, tying Ruben Douglas for 3rd place all-time at UNM with 218 treys...was 0-6 from 3-point last Wednesday against Oral Roberts
• continues to rank No. 1 all-time at UNM by making 45% of his career 3-point attempts

Senior Tony Danridge
• 13 points, scoring in double digits for the 5th straight game...averaging 15.8 points/game in his last 5 outings
• tied a career-high for the second straight game with 6 rebounds; also had 3 offensive boards for the second straight game

Freshman Nate Garth
• Scored 9 points, all in the second half...made 2 3-pointers for the first time as a Lobo

Freshman A.J. Hardeman
• had a career-high 2 steals to go along with 4 points and 5 rebounds in 15 minutes