*Craig Neal improved to 3-0 as a head coach with a 97-94 double overtime win over UAB to advance UNM to the semifinals of the Charleston Classic.
*The Lobos scored nine points in the final 11.9 seconds of regulation to erase a 71-66 deficit.
*Neal is the third Lobo coach to have an overtime game within his first three games, but the first with a double overtime game. Roy Johnson’s third game on Dec. 2, 1933 was a 37-36 overtime win, and Norm Ellenberger’s second game was an 84-70 win in overtime at Oregon State.
*New Mexico is now 5-5 in double overtime games. It was the first double overtime game since January 1, 2011 when UNM lost at Dayton 73-70 and the first double overtime win for UNM since Februar 28, 2009 when UNM won at Colorado State 81-79.
*New Mexico’s 91 field goal attempts were a Mountain West record. The previous record was 90, by San Diego State against Colorado State on January 24, 2004.
*Despite the 50 minutes of playing time, the Lobos had just nine turnovers.
*Cameron Bairstow had his third straight game of 20 points or more, scoring 21 along with a career-high four assists.
*Alex Kirk had his third straight double-double to open the season, his fourth in a row dating back to last year, and his 13th career double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds.
*Kendall Williams hit for 29 points, his second-highest career total. His three-pointer at the regulation buzzer sent the game to overtime. The last UNM buzzer beater to win a game on that shot was by Damion Walker, who hit a lay-up with no time left to defeat Arizona 79-78 in Albuquerque on January 16, 1999.
*Williams also had a second-straight double-double with 29 points and 10 assists.
*The double-doubles by Kirk and Williams came on the day that the two were placed on the Naismith Watch List.
*Nick Banyard scored a career-high nine points, all of them coming in overtime.