Nov. 2, 2007
New Mexico Men's Basketball
November 2, 2007
Eastern New Mexico vs. New Mexico
UNM Head Coach Steve Alford
His thoughts on the game:
"This is pretty good for us. This is our 20th practice and it was against somebody else and I think that was going to be crucial to see how we did some things. We played 11 guys and only one guy didn't have a positive assist to turnover ratio and that was just 0-1. I thought we took care of the basketball in a game that we did a lot of good things.
I thought our rebounding was good, our shot selection was good. For the most part, I was pretty pleased with our defense. All-in-all we had a pretty good night."
On his thoughts about the newcomers:
"I thought it was really good, their first time in The Pit. I think they did a lot of good things. Every one of them had their moments where they did some very positive things. It's always good when you get a lopsided win and everybody does their part and plays well."
ENMU Head Coach Shawn Scanlan
"Unfortunately a lot of what happened to us tonight I sort of anticipated might happen. We have been so impacted by injuries that we didn't have enough options available to us to make some of the adjustments to the line-up that we would have liked to."
"We are very incomplete right now."
"I thought we played OK the last 10 minutes of the first half. I thought we tried to do some things. We semi-neutralized them, and played even with them for about an eight to ten minute stretch in that last part of the first half."
"As good as they did in certain stretches of the game; I thought we helped them do those things. You can not contribute to the other team's success."
"I think they have a young team. They showed a lot of energy tonight. We didn't seize opportunities when we had just a slight bit of momentum."