Feb. 7, 2004
With its 63-51 win tonight, New Mexico moves to 12-8 on the season and 3-4 in the MWC...the Lobos are 12-3 in The Pit this year and have won 10 of their last 11 at home...CSU dropped to 11-9 and 3-6 on the road, including 0-3 in MWC road games...New Mexico has won nine straight over CSU at The Pit, and 33 of the last 34 contests...Colorado State's only wins in The Pit have come in 1970, '71 and '93.
The 48 combined first half points (28 UNM, 20 CSU) were the fewest for a UNM game since UNM and BYU combined for 45 first half points last year in the Mountain West Conference Tournament...CSU endured a field goal drought of nearly five minutes in the first half...the Lobos, meanwhile, went 3:19 without a field goal in the first period...neither team scored for the first 2:13 of the game.
The Rams shot just 37.5% on the night, the lowest by a Lobo opponent in 13 games since Coppin State hit 37.3% from the floor.
Colorado State recorded just six assists (with 4 coming in the second half) the fewest since San Francisco State notched five in the season-opener...the Rams also had 14 turnovers, the most by a Lobo opponent in seven games.
UNM forward Danny Granger's 13 points were his second-lowest this season...Granger did notch 3 blocks for the second straight game and had 3 assists...fellow forward Alfred Neale's 11 shot attempts were the most in 8 games...his 8 rebounds were his best output in 13 games...Granger and Neale combined for 22 points, 14 rebounds and 5 blocks, while committing just 2 turnovers.
New Mexico is 7-0 when holding opponents to less than 60 points.
The Lobos' 8 blocks on the night were the second most by the team this season since swatting 10 shots versus New Mexico Highlands...UNM also had 7 steals, the most in 7 games...Javin Tindall tied a career-high with 3 steals on the night.