Post-Game Notes: Stanford 58, (17/17) New Mexico 53
Streaks and trends
*New Mexico lost its third consecutive NCAA Tournament game, losing 58-53 to the 10-seed, Stanford.
*New Mexico finishes the season with 14 wins away from The Pit, tying the school record for the most wins away from The Pit for the second straight year.
*New Mexico trailed at the break 32-27 and finished the season 4-5 when trailing at the half.
*New Mexico is now 8-16 all-time in the NCAA Tournament, and 1-2 as a 7-seed.
*The 27 wins is the fifth-most in school history.
*New Mexico trailed 20-4 after the first 6:22 of the first half. It took 19:50 for Stanford to score its next 20 points.
*New Mexico never led after 4-3, although UNM tied the game at 45 with 10:07 to go. However, Cullen Neal missed the free throw to put UNM ahead, and then the Lobos went 2-for-17 from there to end the game, including 0-for-8 FGs, 0-3 FTs and two turnovers over a span of 11 possessions.
Head Coach Craig Neal
*Finished his first season 27-7 overall, the winningest first year for a rookie head coach at New Mexico, and tied for the 12th most wins by a first year coach in Division I.
*First coach in UNM history to lead the team to the NCAA Tournament is his first season.
*His 27 wins were three more than the previous record holder Steve Alford, who went 24-9 in his first season.
Senior F Cameron Bairstow
*Scored 24 points, his 33rd double-figure scoring game of the season
*Now has 1,239 points and finished 20th in school history on the career scoring list.
*Finished fourth on the single-season scoring list with 694 points.
*Finished 10th in career rebounds with 637.
*Eighth player in school history with 1,200 points and 600 rebounds.
*Now has made 219 free throws this season, second-most in school history.
*Now has attempted 298 free throws, second-most in school history.
*Finished fifth on the career games played list with 134.
Junior C Alex Kirk
*Held without a field goal, ending a streak of 68 straight games with at least one made basket. The last time Alex played and didn’t hit a field goal was against Colorado State in the 2011 Mountain West Tournament.
*Finished the season with 686 career rebounds and is eighth in school history.
*Finished the season with 277 rebounds, tying for 16th most in a single season.
Senior G Kendall Williams
*Finished tied for the school record with 137 career games played.
*Scored three points and finished with 1,813 career points, the fifth Lobo in school history with 1,800 points.
*Has the most made free throws in school history with 556.
*Finished with 727 career free throw attempts, three behind Kenny Thomas for second place.
Junior G Deshawn Delaney
*Had 10 points and six rebounds.
Freshman G Cullen Neal
*Scored four points on two field goals, but the Lobos dropped to 18-1 when he records two field goals in a game this season.
Junior G Hugh Greenwood
*Scored nine points on 3-of-6 shooting.