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Postgame Notes
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  02/11/2009

Feb. 11, 2009

Recap |  Box Score

• The Lobo seniors were held to 5 points in the first half, all by Tony Danridge, but combined for 27 in the second half - 11 for Danridge, 9 for Daniel Faris and 7 for Chad Toppert

• The Lobos shot 70.6% (12-17) from the field in the second half at Air Force after shooting 43.5% (10-23) in the first half

• The Lobos have won 5 of their past 6 games

• UNM has a 45-18 series advantage over Air Force...the Lobos have won four straight for the first time since a seven-game run between 1996-2001

Steve Alford has posted 40 wins in his first two seasons as New Mexico head coach...a look at the most wins by Lobo head coaches in their first two seasons:

Norm Ellenberger - 43, 1973-74
Dave Bliss - 42, 1989-90
Steve Alford - 40, 2008-09
Fran Fraschilla - 39, 2000-01
Bob King - 39, 1963-64

• The Lobos' 7 conference wins have been by an average of 17.4 points while their 3 losses - all on the road - have been by a combined 8 points, or 2.7 points

• The Lobos are 4-5 in true road games this year, and 12-11 in head coach Steve Alford's tenure at New Mexico...in the five seasons before Alford arrived, UNM had an 8-43 road record...UNM went 8-6 in 2007-08, tying a school record

• Dating to last season, UNM is 6-3 in its last 9 MWC road games

• UNM is shooting 38.7% overall, 41.0% in MWC games, from the 3-point line this season, but an impressive 43.5% (64-147) in 9 true road games...the number is even better in four MWC road games at 45.7% (32-70), including 58% (24-41) the past three at TCU, Utah and Air Force...Chad Toppert has converted 51% (19-37) and Roman Martinez 48% (22-46) in visiting arenas

• The Lobos are 11-1 this season - with 11 consecutive wins - when junior Roman Martinez plays more than 30 minutes in a game...the only loss was at Creighton on Nov. 16

• Only two times in the past 30 games has an opponent made 50% of its FG tries against the Lobos...San Diego State hit an even 50% (23-46) on Jan. 21, 2009 and Air Force shot 52.4% (22-42) on Feb. 11, 2009

• UNM has made a 3-pointer in 606 straight games..the last time UNM failed to connect from long range was Jan. 3, 1991, missing on 8 attempts against Colorado State in The Pit

Senior Tony Danridge
• has 1,095 points to rank No. 21 on the all-time list...he had 16 points to pass Ike Williams for the 21st spot ... needs 51 points to pass David Chiotti (2003-06) for No. 20

Senior Chad Toppert
• 12-20 (60%) on 3-pointers in the past 4 games
• shooting 52.3% (23-44) from 3-point range in conference games

Junior Roman Martinez
• tied his season-high with 20 points, shooting 6 of 9 from the field and 4 of 7 from 3-point range
• career-high for points scored in a MWC game

Sophomore Dairese Gary
• has 14 assists and 0 turnovers in the last 3 games

Freshman Phillip McDonald
• scored 12 points, his first double-digit game since tying his career-high of 17 at San Diego State on Jan. 21 ... has 202 points on the season ... needs 56 to pass Dairese Gary on the Lobos' freshman scoring list
• New Mexico is 4-3 when trailing at the half this season...1-3 on the road with the win at Air Force

Wednesday, December 31
5:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
vs. Fresno State
Saturday, January 03
6:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
vs. Colorado State (Alumni Day)
Tuesday, January 06
9:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
at San Diego State
Saturday, January 10
7:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
at Utah State
Wednesday, January 14
7:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
vs. Air Force
Sunday, January 18
4:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
vs. Boise State
Wednesday, January 21
9:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
at UNLV
Saturday, January 24
8:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
at Wyoming
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