Postgame Notes - New Mexico vs. Wyoming (Jan. 8, 2011)
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  01/08/2011

Jan. 8, 2011

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New Mexico at Wyoming - Postgame Notes
Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011 - Laramie, Wyoming

  • New Mexico loses 67-66 at Wyoming on a last-second shot by the Cowboys...UNM falls to 12-4 overall and 0-1 in the Mountain West Conference

  • The outcome of UNM's last four games vs. Wyoming in Laramie:

    2008 UNM 99, Wyoming 92 (2OT)
    2009 UNM 74, Wyoming 73
    2010 UNM 70, Wyoming 68
    2011 Wyoming 67, UNM 66

  • A few Lobo winning streaks came to an end today:
    • 14 straight MWC wins overall
    • 7 straight MWC road wins
    • 3 straight wins over Wyoming at Laramie
  • The last time UNM lost a game at the buzzer was March 7, 1997, at the WAC Tournament in Las Vegas...Utah's Keith Van Horn hit a 12-footer for a 72-70 victory in the semifinals

  • The game featured 4 ties and 15 lead changes...UNM's biggest lead was 4 points, Wyoming's was 7

  • Wyoming had three offensive rebounds in its last two possessions, earning 3 points on those second chances...the Cowboys only had three offensive boards for the first 39-plus minutes of the game

  • Wyoming came into the game last in the MWC in 3-point shooting at 28.6%, but the Cowboys made 46.7% (7-15) today

  • The Cowboys shot 52.4% (22-42) from the field overall, just the third opponent this season to make at least 50% against UNM...Cal hit 52.5% (32-61) while Texas Tech made 51.1% (24-47)

  • New Mexico committed 18 turnovers, its second-highest total of the season...it had 20 at New Mexico State...UNM came into the game averaging 13.6 turnovers on the season

  • The Lobos also had their second-worst FT shooting game this season, making 52.6% (10-19)

  • UNM did set season-highs for 3-pointers (10) and 3-point percentage (52.6%, 10-19)

  • Senior Dairese Gary finished with a season-high 24 points, becoming the third Lobo to reach 20 points this season...freshmen Kendall Williams (20 vs. Longwood) and Alex Kirk (31 vs. Cal State Bakersfield) were the first two

Head coach Steve Alford

  • Coached his 609th career game
  • 396-213 in his 20-year coaching career
  • 88-30 in his 4th season at New Mexico
  • 39-17 in his career against MWC teams
  • 38-15 in MWC games while at UNM
  • 27-18 in all road games while at UNM; UNM was 28-77 in 10 seasons before Alford arrived
  • 16-9 in MWC road games while at UNM
  • 6-2 in his career against Wyoming, 3-1 in Laramie
Senior G Dairese Gary
  • Made his 113th consecutive start tonight, the longest current streak in the nation
  • Season-high 24 points, making 7-11 FGs, 4-7 on 3s and 6-7 FTs in 38 minutes...also 6 assists and 2 steals
  • Tied a career-high with four 3s and he is 7-10 from the arc the past two games
  • Passed Mark Walters (2003-06) for 18th place all-time at UNM with 1,215 career points
  • Remains in 3rd place in Mountain West Conference history with 467 career assists; 13 assists from becoming the MWC's career leader
  • Passed Kelvin Scarborough (1984-87) for 4th place at UNM with 609 career FT attempts
  • Tied Alan Dolensky (1981-84) for 10th place at UNM with 142 career steals
  • UNM is 31-4 since 2008-09 when he has 5 or more assists in a game, but the Lobos have lost two of the past three in this scenario (also at Dayton when he had 8)
Sophomore G/F Chad Adams
  • Scored 9 points on a perfect 3-3 from 3-point in a career-high 25 minutes
  • Tied career-highs for 3s (3) and rebounds (4)
  • 8-11 (73%) from 3-point this season and has made 8 of his last 10
Junior G Phillip McDonald
  • Started for the 81st time, or every game he has played at UNM
Junior F A.J. Hardeman
  • Started his 51st straight game