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Postgame Notes: New Mexico at Santa Clara
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  11/24/2011

Nov. 24, 2011

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New Mexico Basketball Postgame Notes
Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011
UNM vs. Santa Clara *** 76 Classic *** Anaheim, Calif.

  • New Mexico drops to 2-2 after a 79-76 overtime loss to Santa Clara in the opening round of the 76 Classic in Anaheim, Calif.
  • The Lobos will face the Oklahoma-Washington State loser Friday at 7:30 p.m. MST
  • New Mexico is 2-2 after 4 games for the first time since 2008-09...UNM tied for the Mountain West Conference regular season title that year...UNM has not started 2-3 since 2003-04
  • UNM led 2-0 then not again until 70-69 in OT on a 3-pointer by sophomore Tony Snell...the Lobos trailed 21-7 in the 1st half
  • The Lobos stayed in the game by making 31 of 33 FTs (93.3%)......8 players combined for this accuracy...UNM was 5 of 6 in the 1st half and 26 of 27 after halftime...seven Lobos combined to make the team's last 17 FTs
  • However, UNM hit just 36% (18-50) of its FGs, 9 of 21 from 3-point (43%) and only 9 of 29 (31%) from 2-point
  • UNM has made a 3-point FG in 662 consecutive games...the last game without a 3 was Jan. 3, 1991 at Colorado State (0-for-8)

Head coach Steve Alford

  • 408-224 in his 21st season as a head coach and 100-41 in his 5th year at New Mexico
  • 21-17 in overtime games in his coaching career, 8-5 while at UNM
  • 55-22 in non-conference games while at UNM, 5-9 at neutral sites

Sophomore G Tony Snell

  • Team-high 18 points, making a season-high 4 3-pointers before fouling out

Senior F Drew Gordon

  • 11 points and 10 rebounds for his 2nd double-double of the season and the 16th of his collegiate career

Freshman G Hugh Greenwood

  • Season-high 14 points after scoring 11 points in his first three games of the season

Senior Phillip McDonald

  • 5 points, giving him 981 career points in 103 games
  • 167 career 3-pointers, 4 from equaling Marlow White for 9th place at UNM

Sophomore G Kendall Williams

  • 6 points on 6-6 FTs
  • 10 points on 0 of 13 FGs in the Lobos' two losses this season
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