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Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  02/09/2008

Feb. 9, 2008

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New Mexico vs. Wyoming
Feb. 9, 2008 • Albuquerque, N.M.

• UNM beats Wyoming 100-55, sweeping the series against the Cowboys for the first time since 1994...the Lobos are now 18-6 overall and 5-4 in the MWC...the Lobos have surpasses their win total in conference games from a year ago when they finished 4-10

• Wyoming is 9-13 overall, 2-7 in the MWC

• The 45-point victory margin is not only UNM's largest against Wyoming, but the largest by a Lobo team in a conference game in The Pit

• It's the first time New Mexico has scored 100 points against Wyoming in Albuquerque...it's the first time UNM has reached 100 points in a conference game since whipping San Diego State 102-72 in The Pit on March 2, 1989

• New Mexico has won the last 5 meetings against Wyoming in The Pit

• The Lobos shot 59.7% (40-67) from the floor, 65.6% (21-32) in the 2nd half...UNM was 16 of 19 from 2-point range in the 2nd half

• Wyoming's Ryan Dermody, who had a career-high 24 points against the Lobos in Laramie on Jan. 5, had 8 tonight, and none in the 2nd half

• Wyoming's Brandon Ewing was held to a season-low 6 points, and was scoreless in the 2nd half...Ewing has scored 13 points in his 3 games in The Pit, shooting 4 of 31 from the field and 1 of 13 from 3-point

• UNM forced 23 turnovers against a team that is last in the MWC in turnovers...the Cowboys entered the game averaging 17.6 miscues a game

• New Mexico had a season-high 16 steals, tying for the 9th-highest total in school history...it's the most thefts since 19 against Colorado State on March 5, 2005...UNM came into the game averaging 6.09 steals a game

• The Lobos are 14-1 at home this season, winning by an average of 22.2 points

• UNM is 16-2 when leading at halftime this season

• The Lobos came into the game leading the MWC in 3-point shooting at 42.4%, and canned 10 of 22 (45.5%) to raise the season percentage to 42.6%

• New Mexico committed 7 turnovers, the 5th time in the past 6 games it has had less than 10 and the 9th time overall this season...UNM has committed 37 turnovers in its past 5 home games, an average of 7.4 a game

Senior J.R. Giddens
• A career-high 36 points, plus 11 rebounds for his 7th double-double of the season and the 10th of his career
• Also 3 assists, 1 block and a career-high 6 steals
• It's the most points by a Lobo since Ruben Douglas scored 39 in a 76-69 win over No. 22 Utah on March 1, 2003
• Set a career-high with 24 FGs attempted; his previous high was 19 on three occasions
• has made 30 of 45 FGs (67%) the past 3 games

Junior Chad Toppert
• did not start, but had 18 points on 5 of 6 shots from 3-point
• has made a 3-pointer in 17 straight games
• season accuracy is now 50.4% (67-133) in all games and 55.6% (30-54) in MWC action
• career accuracy from 3-point is 46.2% (166-359), 1st all-time at UNM...Troy DeVries is 2nd at 44.95%
• has 166 3-pointers in his career, 8th place all-time at UNM

Senior Jamaal Smith
• 13 points on 5-5 FGs, including 3-3 from 3-point
• 37 points in 2 games against Wyoming this season, 11-15 from the floor and 6-8 from 3-point

Junior Daniel Faris
• 11 points, giving him 24 in 2 games against Wyoming this season
• 55 points the past 5 games, or 11 a game

Freshman Dairese Gary
• 20 assists and just 2 turnovers in the past 5 games, covering 136 minutes

Freshman Jonathan Wills
• 8 points and a career-high 8 assists with 0 turnovers in 23 minutes

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