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New Mexico Basketball Postgame Notes
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  11/27/2011

Nov. 27, 2011

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New Mexico Basketball Postgame Notes
Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011
UNM vs. Boston College - 76 Classic - Anaheim, Calif.

  • New Mexico improves to 4-2 with a 75-57 triumph over Boston College to claim 5th place in the 76 Classic in Anaheim, Calif.

  • The Lobos snapped a 5-game losing streak to current members of the Atlantic Coast Conference...UNM had lost twice to Virginia and three times to Wake Forest since its last win over a current ACC team, 110-93 at Miami (Fla.) on Feb. 1, 1989

  • New Mexico never trailed for the third time in six games this season: also New Orleans and Washington State

  • The Lobos have won 51 straight games (45-0 under Steve Alford) when holding opponents under 60 points...the last loss was Feb. 22, 2006, when UNM fell to Air Force 51-46

  • New Mexico opened a 22-point lead (56-34) against B.C., with 13:55 left on a jumper by freshman Hugh Greenwood...B.C. cut that deficit to 62-54 (20-6 run) with 4:38 to go, but the Lobos ended the game on a 13-3 spree

  • UNM recorded 24 assists on 29 made baskets, or 83% conversion

  • The Lobos shot 57% (29-51) from the floor, including 74% (23-31) on 2-point FGs that led to 30 points in the paint

  • In its 4 wins this year, New Mexico has made 60.4% (81-134) of its 2-point FGs compared to 26.7% (16-60) shooting in the 2 losses

  • UNM has made a 3-point FG in 664 consecutive games...the last game without a 3 was Jan. 3, 1991 at Colorado State (0-for-8)

    Head coach Steve Alford

  • 410-224 in his 21st season as a head coach and 102-41 in his 5th year at New Mexico
  • 57-22 in non-conference games while at UNM, 7-9 at neutral sites
  • 2-0 in his head coaching career against Steve Donahue...Alford's Iowa team beat Donahue's Cornell squad 65-50 on Dec. 30, 2006

    Senior C Drew Gordon

  • Season-high 21 points and 11 rebounds in 36 minutes for his 3rd double-double of the season and 17th of his collegiate career

    Sophomore G Tony Snell

  • 13 points on 4-9 3s, plus 4 rebounds and a career-high 6 assists
  • Set a 76 Classic record with 12 3-pointers made in the 3 games; the previous mark was 11 by Stephan Gilling of Long Beach State in 2009
  • Team-high 52 points in 3 games in Anaheim (17.3 ppg) on 18-32 FGs (56%) and 12-24 (50%) shooting from 3-point
  • 17 of 35 (48.6%) from 3-point range the past 5 games
  • averaging a team-high 15.2 points per game

    Sophomore G Kendall Williams

  • 10 points on 3-5 FGs and 4-5 FTs
  • averaging 13.8 ppg in UNM's 4 wins on 15-30 FGs; that compares to 5 ppg on 0-13 FGs and 0-6 from 3-point in the 2 losses

    Freshman G Hugh Greenwood

  • 3 assists and 0 turnovers in 27 minutes today, giving him 16 assists and 0 TOs in his last 4 games
  • last turnover came at the 11:07 mark of the 2nd half against New Mexico State
  • 22 assists and 3 turnovers this season, while averaging 23.5 minutes a game
  • had a season-high 5 rebounds today

    Sophomore G Demetrius Walker

  • came off the bench to set career highs with 5 assists and 20 minutes played...tallied 8 points on 4-8 FGs, plus 3 rebounds

    Junior G Jamal Fenton

  • came off the bench to tie a season high with 9 points on 4-6 FGs, 1-3 from 3-pt. and 2 assists in 15 minutes
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