No. 19/17 New Mexico vs. Dayton Post-game Notes
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  01/01/2010

Jan. 1, 2010

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• The Lobos finish non-conference play 14-1 after a 68-66 win over Dayton

• UNM is 4-0 against teams that have been ranked at some point this season: Cal, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Dayton

• New Mexico has won 19 straight home games and is 49-2 in its last 51 non-conference games at The Pit...the last loss was 73-60 to UTEP on Jan. 6, 2009...19 games is the 5th-longest streak in program history

• UNM had its 3rd sellout of the season (14,586), and second in a row...the last time UNM had back-to-back sellouts was Feb. 26 (BYU) and March 4 (UNLV), 2008, when capacity was 18,018...average attendance for 2009-10 is now 12,999 for 10 games...capacity this season is 14,586 due to construction/renovations at The Pit

• As a ranked team, UNM has a 104-6 record in The Pit

• For the 2nd game in a row, UNM held the opponent to a season low for FG%...Dayton shot 33.9% (21-62)...the Flyers also shot a season-low 24.2% (8-33) from 3-point

• UNM committed a season-high 19 turnovers, 11 in the 1st half...the previous high was 16 against New Mexico State...the Lobos came into the game averaging 10.1 a game

• UNM head coach Steve Alford is 42-4 at home

• UNM has made at least one 3-pointer in 603 straight games...the last time it didn't was Jan. 3, 1991, missing on 8 attempts against Colorado State


Junior guard Darington Hobson
• 15 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists and a career-high 5 steals in 37 minutes
• leads the team in scoring (16.8), rebounding (8.1) and assists (4.5), something no Lobo has ever done for a season

Senior forward Roman Martinez
• 17 points on 5-9 FGs and 3-4 from 3-point...also 6 rebounds and 3 steals in 33 minutes
• hit back-to-back 3s in a span of 75 seconds in the 2nd half that gave UNM a 42-39 lead...Dayton led 39-36 before the 3s
• shooting 48.5% (47-97) from 3-point this season
• UNM is 28-4 when he plays more than 30 minutes

Junior guard Dairese Gary
• team-high 18 points, while setting career-highs for FTs made (12) and FTs attempted (15)
• started his 77th straight game