Postgame Notes
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  02/07/2009

Feb. 7, 2009

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The Pit / Bob King Court, Albuquerque, N.M.
Final Score: New Mexic 73, UNLV 69 (OT)
Records: New Mexic 15-9, 6-3 MWC; UNLV 17-6, 5-4 MWC

  • First overtime game of the season for New Mexico...fourth overtime game of the series (tied 2-2)...UNLV had won the previous tw OT games in the series
  • New Mexic is now 3-3 when trailing at half this year, but 3-0 at home...the wins came over Southern Miss, Oral Roberts and UNLV
  • New Mexic improved t 10-7 in The Pit against UNLV and has won 4 of the past 5 games in Albuquerque...the Rebels still lead the overall series 24-14
  • UNM made 21-25 FTs tonight and has made 80% (170-218) the past 9 games
  • New Mexic improved t 6-0 (4-0 in MWC games) when committing fewer than 10 turnovers...the Lobos committed only nine on the night
  • Tonight's attendance of 17,407 is the highest since 18,018 last year vs. UNLV...The Lobos improve t 12-2 in the Pit and 5-0 in the conference at home this season
  • Tonight's game featured 12 ties and 10 lead changes, including eight lead changes and 10 ties in the final 25 minutes
  • New Mexic outrebounded UNLV 40-32, including 21-12 after halftime
  • The Lobos missed their first 12 3-pointers before Chad Toppert connected at the 7:40 mark in the second half...UNM finished 2-17
  • The three New Mexic seniors -Tony Danridge, Daniel Faris and Chad Toppert - scored all 14 of UNM's points in overtime

Senior Tony Danridge

  • Career-high 26 points on 10-13 shooting... 24 in the second half, including UNM's first 11
  • Scored the game-winning basket with 5.4 seconds left in OT and the game-tying basket with 36.5 seconds left in regulation
  • Played 41 minutes and did not come out of the game in the second half/OT
  • 36 points and 19 rebounds in tw games against UNLV this year
  • 20th game in double figure scoring this season
  • Team-high nine rebounds, one shy of his career-high 10
  • Shooting 85% (44-52) on FTs the past nine games

Senior Chad Toppert

  • 15 points... UNM is 12-3 when he scores in double figures (5-0 MWC)
  • 10-17 (59%) on 3-pointers in the past tw games
  • Shooting 51.2% (21-41) from 3-point range in conference games
  • Moved int third place in the MWC in 3-point field goals made with 246

Senior Daniel Faris

  • Finished with eight points after starting 1-9 from the floor...2-2 with a steal and a block in OT...game-tying FG with 47.5 seconds remaining in OT

Junior Roman Martinez

  • The Lobos are 10-1 when he plays more than 30 minutes
  • Collected eight rebounds

Freshman Nate Garth

  • 10 points for second game in double figures on the season
  • 19 points and seven assist in tw games vs. UNLV
  • Team-high three assists