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Postgame Notes
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  01/19/2008

Jan. 19, 2008

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New Mexico vs. Air Force
Jan. 19, 2008 - Albuquerque, N.M.

  • The 59-44 victory moves UNM to 15-4 overall, which equals last year's win total (15-17 in 2006-07)...the Lobos are 2-2 in the MWC...Air Force is 10-7 and also 2-2 in the MWC

  • New Mexico is 13-0 this year when holding opponents to less than 70 points

  • The Lobos have won 15 straight games when allowing less than 60 points, and they are 37-2 since the 2004-05 season

  • The 15-point victory margin is New Mexico's largest over Air Force since an 89-72 decision at the Academy on Jan. 22, 2000

  • The first points of the game did not come until the 14:42 mark on a steal and layin by New Mexico's J.R. Giddens...it was the Lobos' 9th possession of the game

  • Air Force's first points came at the 14:10 mark on a 3-pointer by Andrew Henke...the Falcons missed their first 5 shots, got the 3-pointer from Henke, then missed their next 9 to start 1 of 15 from the floor

  • Air Force shot a season-low 27.5% (11-40), including 5 of 20 in the 1st half...the Falcons' previous low was 31.4% (11-35) in a 58-36 loss at Utah

  • Air Force was 6 of 23 (26.1%) from 3-point...it came into the game averaging 8.13 treys and shooting 39.6% from beyond the arc

  • New Mexico started 3 of 13 from the field, but converted 9 of its last 13 attempts to end the 1st half to open up a 32-17 advantage at the break

  • UNM held the Falcons' Tim Anderson to 5 points on 1 of 7 shooting...Anderson came into the game leading the team in scoring at 15.1 ppg...his season-low is 4 points against Washington State

  • The Lobos committed 3 turnovers in their first 5 possessions of the game, then 0 the rest of the half...their 4th miscue didn't occur until the 15:20 mark of the 2nd half...UNM finished the game with 9

  • New Mexico had a 34-30 rebounding edge...UNM is now 13-1 this season when grabbing more boards than its opponent

    Senior J.R. Giddens

  • had 15 points and 12 rebounds for his 4th double-double in the past 6 games, the 6th of the season and 9th of his collegiate career
  • led UNM in rebounding for the 16th time in 19 games • contributed 3 assists, giving him 55 in 19 games...he had 60 in 26 games last year

    Sophomore Roman Martinez

  • scored 13 points (10 in the 1st half), a career-best in MWC play for the 2nd straight game...he had 10 at TCU

    Junior Chad Toppert

  • 9 points on 3 of 5 attempts from 3-point • his career accuracy from 3-point is 45.12% (148-328) is 1st all-time at UNM...Troy DeVries is 2nd at 44.95%
  • has 148 3-pointers in his career, moving past DeVries and Lamont Long for 8th place all-time at UNM
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