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New Mexico Basketball Postgame Notes at Alabama
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  03/21/2011

March 21, 2011

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  • New Mexico loses 74-67 at Alabama in the 2nd round of the NIT...UNM finishes the season 22-12

  • The Lobos are 0-8 in NIT road games...including neutral sites, UNM's last NIT win away from Albuquerque was in 1967, a 66-64 decision over Syracuse in New York City

  • Alabama made 15-20 (75%) of its FGs in the 2nd half and 19 of its last 24 since late in the 1st half...the Crimson Tide shot 53% for the game (26-49) compared to UNM's 37.9% (22-58)

  • Alabama had a 15-2 scoring advantage in fast break points

  • UNM was outrebounded 37-32, ending a streak of 15 games that the Lobos had gathered more rebounds than their opponents

    Head coach Steve Alford

  • 406-222 record in his 20-year coaching career
  • 98-39 in 4 seasons at New Mexico, an average of 24.5 wins
  • 4-7 in his career in the NIT, 2-3 while at New Mexico
  • 0-2 in his career against Alabama
  • 53-20 in non-conference games at UNM
  • 30-23 in all road games at UNM, 11-10 in non-conference road games

    Freshman G Kendall Williams

  • Team-high 18 points, tying a career high with 4 3-pointers...also tied a career high with 6 rebounds
  • 406 points in 2010-11, 2nd-most by a UNM freshman, and the 6th-highest total by a freshman in the history of the Mountain West Conference
  • Broke Phil Smith's (1981-84) school record for steals by a freshman with 49

    Junior F Drew Gordon

  • 11 points and 4 rebounds, his fewest rebounds since 3 at Colorado State on Feb. 12
  • Finished the season averaging 12.9 points and 10.5 rebounds, the 1st Lobo in 35 years to average a double-double for an entire season

    Junior G Phillip McDonald

  • 12 points on 4-9 from 3-point
  • Finishes his junior season with 954 career points
  • UNM is 13-3 in 2010-11 and 41-7 in his career when he makes 2 or more 3-pointers in a game
  • 10th all-time at UNM with 160 career 3-pointers made

    Sophomore G Jamal Fenton

  • 7 points and tied a career high for the 2nd straight game with 6 assists
  • 46 points the last 5 games, an average of 9.2 ppg, compared to 2.4 ppg his previous 11 games

    Freshman F Cameron Bairstow

  • 6 points, making a career-high 4 FTs, plus 3 rebounds in 10 minutes off the bench
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