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Postgame Notes: New Mexico vs. Colorado State
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  02/21/2012

Feb. 21, 2012

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New Mexico Basketball Postgame Notes
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012
(18/21) UNM at Colorado State *** Fort Collins, Colo.

  • (18/21) New Mexico (22-5, 8-3 MW) has its 7-game winning streak end with a 71-63 loss at Colorado State (17-9, 6-5 MW)...the Lobos have a 1 1/2-game lead over UNLV and San Diego State in the Mountain West standings with 3 games to play
  • The Lobos have lost consecutive games to Colorado State in Fort Collins for the first time since 2003-04
  • UNM is now 7-2 on the road this season...including neutral sites, the Lobos are 10-3 away from The Pit in 2011-12
  • New Mexico shot just 36.7% (22-6) from the floor, it's worst accuracy in a MW game this season...UNM was 6 of 23 (26%) from 3-point
  • The Lobos are 18-0 this season when shooting 40% or better from the floor, 4-5 when they don't
  • The Lobos went 7:23 without a FG in the 2nd half, from the 10:48 mark to 3:25...during that span, UNM missed 5 FGs and committed 4 turnovers - all on consecutive possessions...they did go 6-6 from the FT line during the FG drought
  • After just 10 turnovers last Saturday against UNLV (and only 1 in the 2nd half), the Lobos were guilty of 17 tonight
  • UNM has made a 3-point FG in 685 consecutive games...the last game without a 3 was Jan. 3, 1991 at Colorado State (0-for-8)
Head coach Steve Alford
  • 428-227 in his 21st season as a head coach, 120-44 in his 5th year at New Mexico
  • A least 22 wins in all 5 seasons at New Mexico, and an average of 24 per season
  • 53-22 in all Mountain West games at UNM
  • 37-25 in all UNM road games, 23-15 in Mountain West road games
  • 9-2 in his career against UNLV, 3-2 in Fort Collins
  • 26-8 in February games while at UNM
  • 56-0 when UNM allows less than 60 points
  • 38 straight wins and 50-1 overall when UNM scores 80 points or more
G Kendall Williams
  • team-high 16 points, but 3-13 FGs and 1-5 from 3-point
G Demetrius Walker
  • came off the bench to score 14 points, his high in an MW game this season
  • played a career-high 25 minutes
  • 23 points the past 2 games
F Drew Gordon
  • 13 points, 6 rebounds and 6 turnovers, tying a career high
  • also had 6 turnovers last year at Colorado State
  • No. 13 at UNM with 294 rebounds this season
  • No. 18 at UNM with 567 rebounds in 53 career games
G Phillip McDonald
  • 4 points in 15 minutes
  • 24th place all-time at UNM with 1,110 career points
  • now No. 7 all-time at UNM with 198 career 3s
Saturday, November 01
7:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
vs. Western New Mexico (Exhibition)
Friday, November 07
7:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
vs. Adams State (Exhibition)
Friday, November 14
8:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
vs. Idaho State (Heroes Night)
Sunday, November 16
7:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
vs. Cal State Fullerton (Nike N7 & American Indian Night)
Thursday, November 20
3:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
at Boston College
Friday, November 21
TBA - 
Men's Basketball
at TBA
Sunday, November 23
TBA - 
Men's Basketball
at TBA
Sunday, November 30
2:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
vs. USC (Toys For Tots)
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