Jan. 31, 2004
UNM Coach Ritchie McKay:
"We were horrendous defensively. I can't explain it. UNLV doesn't run a lot of plays or anything like that, they try and get the ball inside to J.K. Edwards and play off of him, and we knew that coming in. But when you give up 50 points in a half, it's a just a horrendous effort.
"Danny (Granger) didn't play well at all, and I don't know what it was. He got a little tentative after he picked up his third foul, and we need his presence inside to run a good offense. Javin (Tindall) picked up the slack (27 points, nine 3-pointers) and really shot great from behind the arc. Unfortunately, only two or three guys brought it tonight, and you need all five to win on the road. We weren't tough tonight. We're just going to have to go back and try it again."