Jan. 26, 2004
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- New Mexico junior forward Danny Granger was named Mountain West Conference Player of the Week after scoring a game-high 28 points and grabbing six rebounds as the Lobos knocked off Utah Saturday, 70-54. It was New Mexico's first conference win of the season (10-6, 1-2 MWC) and ended the Utes nine-game win streak.
Granger, a Metairie, La., native, hit 10-of-16 field goals, 6-of-9 free throws, recorded one steal and one block to go along with a career-high four assists. He scored 17 of his 28 points in the first half to en route to a 38-18 halftime lead for the Lobos. His 28 points is also the most any player has scored against Utah this season.
Granger is averaging 21.4 ppg and 10.2 rpg, both of which would top the MWC statistical leaders if he had played in 75% of UNM's games. The Lobos are 7-3 since Granger became eligible following the fall semester.
This is Granger's second Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week honor of the season.
The Lobos take on MWC rival BYU tonight in The Pit for ESPN's Big Monday game at 10:00 p.m. (M.S.T.). Remaining tickets for the game are $10 to the general public. Students tickets are the normal $5, but students can purchase one guest ticket for an additional $5. Tickets for the game have to be purchased at the UNM Ticket Office located on the south end of The Pit. The Ticket Office will remain open today until the 10:00 p.m. tip off.