New Mexico - Portland Postgame Notes
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  12/01/2003

Dec. 1, 2003

Recap?|? Final Stats

- New Mexico fell to 2-1 on the year, while Portland (3-1) won its third straight and improved to 2-0 on the road...UNM head coach Ritchie McKay fell to 1-2 in his career against the Pilots after splitting a pair of games while the head coach at Oregon State (W, 74-60) and Portland State (L, 67-52).

- UNM hit 14 of its first 26 shots (53.8%) from the floor before missing 16 of its final 25 attempts (36%)...Portland, meanwhile, hit 65.2% (15-23) in final 20 minutes after opening the game 12-26 (46.2%) in the first half...UNM shot a season-low 45.1% from the floor and 35.7% from 3-point range, while Portland's .551 field goal percentage and .500 3-point mark were both season-highs for UNM opponents.

- The bench scoring was 32-0 in favor of Portland, including 23 from Casey Frandsen...the last time UNM did not get a point from its bench was in a 78-58 loss at Utah on March 1, 1997.

- The Lobos led for the first 29:54 of the game before Portland used a 12-3 run to take its first lead, 51-50, at the 10:06 mark of the 2nd half...UNM endured a FG drought of 7:27 in the second half as the Pilots outscored the Lobos 20-6 from the 11:54 mark to the 4:27 mark of the second period...New Mexico led by as many as 12 points, 26-14, with 6:36 left in the first half.

- New Mexico extended its streak to 399 straight games with at least one 3-point conversion

- New Mexico Jr. F Alfred Neale recorded the first double-double of his Lobo career, finishing with a season-best 22 points and 13 rebounds...Neal also tied a season-high with 4 3FGs

- UNM Sr. PG Javin Tindall notched a season-high 6 assists, while So. G Mark Walters set a career-high with 4 assists

- Lobo F David Chiotti scored 19 points on 6-8 shooting...through 3 games this season the sophomore is shooting 83% (20-24) from the floor

- Portland G Casey Frandsen doubled his 3-point output this season, hitting 6-8 (3-3 2nd half) from beyond the arc...Frandsen hit 3-6 3FGs in the first 3 games of the season...Frandsen, who entered the day averaging 4 points/game, finished the night with 23.