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New Mexico vs. New Mexico St. Postgame Notes
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Release:  12/28/2011

Dec. 28, 2011

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New Mexico Basketball Postgame Notes
Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011
UNM at New Mexico State *** Las Cruces, N.M.
  • New Mexico improves to 11-2 with an 89-69 victory at New Mexico State...the Lobos have won 9 in a row, their longest streak since 15 straight from Jan. 13-March 11, 2010
  • The Lobos led 46-25 at halftime and 81-47 at one point in the 2nd half...the only time UNM trailed was at 4-2
  • The 20-point victory margin is UNM's largest against New Mexico State since a 70-49 decision in The Pit on Dec. 16, 2001...it's the Lobos' biggest win in Las Cruces since Jan. 29, 1969, when they beat No. 8 NMSU 86-66
  • The Lobos lead the all-time series against New Mexico State, 113-95, and have won 8 of the past 10, all under current head coach Steve Alford
  • UNM improves to 3-0 in true road games in 2011-12, and is 6-1 in all contests away from The Pit this season
  • New Mexico hit a season-high 12 3-pointers and was 12-of-24 for the game...UNM made 10 of its first 13 attempts from the 3-point line...the Lobos are 30-of-63 (47.6%) from 3-point the past 3 games while averaging 89 points a game
  • New Mexico State shot just 33.3% (23-69) from the floor and 7% (1-14) from 3-point...the past 5 games, opponents have shot 33.9% (101-298) from the field...opponents' FG accuracy is now 36.4% for the season
  • The Lobos led 23-16, but went on a 19-3 run for a 42-19 lead with 3:01 left before halftime...UNM hit five 3s during that burst, 3 by Tony Snell by 2 by Jamal Fenton
  • UNM had a 21-7 scoring advantage from its bench
  • UNM led at halftime (46-25) for the 12th time in 13 games...the Lobos are 11-1 when leading at the break in 2011-12
  • UNM forced 17 NMSU turnovers, and has forced 62 the past 3 games
  • The Lobos are 46-1 under Steve Alford when scoring 80 or more points
  • UNM has made a 3-point FG in 671 consecutive games...the last game without a 3 was Jan. 3, 1991 at Colorado State (0-for-8)
Head coach Steve Alford
  • 417-224 in his 21st season as a head coach and 109-41 in his 5th year at New Mexico
  • 8-2 in his career against NMSU, 4-1 in Las Cruces
  • 64-22 in all non-conference games at UNM, 33-23 in all road games and 14-10 in non-conference road games
  • 31-5 in December games at UNM
F Drew Gordon
  • Tied a career-high with 23 points and added 19 rebounds for his 7th double-double of the season and 21st of his career
  • Was 1 rebound short from becoming the first Lobo in 35 seasons to notch 20 points and 20 rebounds...Jimmy Allen had 21 points and 20 boards in a 112-103 loss at New Mexico State on Dec. 1, 1976
  • 2 points (0-4 FGs) and 8 rebounds in a season-low 21 minutes vs. New Mexico State in The Pit on Nov. 16
  • also tied a career-high tonight with 3 steals
  • has 16 steals this season compared to just 14 in 26 games last season
G Tony Snell
  • tied a career-high with 24 points in just 25 minutes...made 5-8 3s and a career-best 9-9 FTs...first points did not come until the 6:58 mark of the 1st half
  • scored 13 points in the final 6:58 of the 1st period
  • averaging 20 ppg the past 3 games on 12 of 21 FGs from 3-point
G Jamal Fenton
  • came off the bench to score 9 points (3-3 on 3s), tie a season-high with 3 rebounds, plus 6 assists and just 1 turnover in a season-high 21 minutes
  • 46 points the past 4 games on 19-27 FGs, 6-9 on 3s, 2-2 FTs, plus 19 assists and just 4 turnovers
G Phillip McDonald
  • made one 3-pointer, tying Royce Olney for 8th place all-time at UNM with 174 in his career
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