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Postgame Notes - New Mexico vs. UNLV (Jan. 22, 2011)
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  01/22/2011

Jan. 22, 2011

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New Mexico at UNLV - Postgame Notes
Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011 - Las Vegas, Nev.

  • New Mexico falls 63-62 at UNLV...the Lobos are now 13-7 overall and 1-4 in the Mountain West Conference for the first time since the 2006-07 season

  • UNM has lost three straight games for the first time under 4th-year head coach Steve Alford...the Lobos' last 3-game losing skid was the final five games of the 2006-07 season...Alford's last 3-game losing streak was a 4-game slide between Nov. 19-29, 2006, when he was at Iowa: losses to Alabama, Villanova, Arizona State and Virginia Tech

  • The Lobos are 1-2 in 1-point games this season, winning at Texas Tech (61-60) and losing at Wyoming (67-66)

  • New Mexico took a 61-58 lead today on a 3-pointer by freshman Tony Snell with 1:52 remaining, however, UNM committed four turnovers in its final five possessions over the final 1:14 of the game

  • The Lobos tied a season-high with 20 turnovers...UNLV had 11 steals, most by a Lobo opponent this season

  • UNM out-rebounded UNLV 33-22 and shot better from the floor (47.8% to 46.8%)

  • UNLV was 6 of 13 from 3-point, meaning opponents have converted 29 of 57 (51%) the past 3 games

  • UNM is 3-7 this season when the opponent makes at least six 3s in a game, but 10-0 when they make five or fewer

  • New Mexico was 3-12 from 3-point today and made just 27.6% (8-29) in the two-game trip to Utah and UNLV...the accuracy is 31.7% (19-60) in the last 4 games

  • UNM changed its starting lineup for the fifth straight game, but today's lineup is the same that started game No. 18 against San Diego State

  • UNM has made a 3-pointer in 643 consecutive games...the last time it didn't was Jan. 3, 1991, going 0-8 against Colorado State

Head coach Steve Alford

  • Coached his 613th career game
  • 397-216 in his 20-year coaching career
  • 89-33 in his 4th season at New Mexico
  • 40-20 in his coaching career against MWC teams
  • 38-15 in regular season MWC games while at UNM
  • 27-20 in all road games at UNM, 16-11 in the MWC
  • 3-4 in his career against UNLV, 1-3 in Las Vegas
Senior G Dairese Gary
  • Made his 117th consecutive start, the longest current streak in the nation
  • Team-high 15 points, passing former teammate Tony Danridge (2004-09) for 16th place all-time at UNM with 1,268 points
  • Made 5-6 FGs and 5-5 FTs
  • 50-57 FTs (88%) the past 10 games and 24-26 (92%) in MWC games
  • 47 points (15.7 ppg) in his last three games vs. UNLV, making 27-29 FTs
  • 485 career assists, 1st all-time in the MWC and 5th all-time at UNM
Junior F Drew Gordon
  • 10 points and 13 rebounds for his 4th double-double in the past 6 games
  • 5-9 from the floor and all of his baskets were dunks
  • 81 points (13.5 ppg) and 67 rebounds (11.2 rpg) the past 6 games
  • Averaging 13.8 ppg and 11.2 rpg in five MWC games
Freshman G Tony Snell
  • Came off the bench to set career-highs for points (10), rebounds (6) and minutes played (31)
Freshman G Kendall Williams
  • 11 points on 7-8 FTs, plus 3 assists and 2 steals
Junior G Phillip McDonald
  • 10 points and 6 rebounds
  • 1-6 from 3-point today and he is 4-21 (19%) the past 6 games
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