New Mexico at TCU - Postgame Notes
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  02/26/2011

Feb. 26, 2011

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  • New Mexico stops a 4-game losing streak with an 80-70 victory at TCU...UNM is 18-11 overall, 6-8 in the Mountain West Conference and tied with Utah for 5th place

  • The Lobos have beaten TCU seven straight times

  • UNM trailed 50-46 in the 2nd half, then made 11 of its next 12 shots to take a 73-58 lead (a 27-8 burst)...senior Dairese Gary had 14 points during that run

  • Gary registered a career scoring high for the second straight game with 32 points, the most by a Lobo since J.R. Giddens had 36 against Wyoming on Feb. 9, 2008

  • Gary, who had 26 points Wednesday against UNLV, is the first Lobo to record consecutive games of 25-plus points since Tony Danridge had 29 in games against Utah and Wyoming in 2009

  • Gary scored 23 points in the 2nd half and 20 of the team's final 29 over the last 9:33

  • The Lobos shot an MWC-best 54.7% (29-53) from the floor, including 58.3% (14-24) in the 2nd half...it's the highest FG% since making 56.7% against Cal State Bakersfield on Jan. 5

  • New Mexico is now 29-22 on the road under 4th-year head coach Steve Alford...UNM was 28-77 on the road in the 10 seasons before Alford came to UNM

  • UNM has won 29 straight games when scoring 80 or more points...under head coach Steve Alford, the Lobos are 40-1 when scoring 80 or more, 12-0 in MWC games

  • UNM has made a 3-pointer in 652 consecutive games...the last time it didn't was Jan. 3, 1991, going 0-8 against Colorado State

    Head coach Steve Alford

  • Coached his 622nd career game
  • 402-220 in his 20-year coaching career
  • 94-37 in his 4th season at New Mexico
  • 22-7 in February games while at UNM
  • 24-6 in the 2nd half of MWC regular season while at UNM
  • 45-24 in his coaching career against MWC teams
  • 43-19 in regular season MWC games while at UNM
  • 29-22 in all road games at UNM, 18-13 in MWC road games
  • 7-3 in his career against TCU, 3-1 in Fort Worth

    Senior G Dairese Gary

  • Made an MWC record 126th career start (all consecutively), which is also the longest current streak in the nation

  • Career-high 32 points on 11-14 FGs, 3-4 from 3-point and 7-8 FTs; also 9 assists while playing all 40 minutes

  • Averaging 24.3 points the past 4 games, making 65.3% (32-49) of his FGs and 60% (9-15) of his 3-pointers

  • Played all but 5 minutes of the last 5 games

  • Passed Kenny Page and Willie Banks for 13th place all-time at UNM with 1,412 career points

  • Tied Charles Smith (1994-97) for 2nd place at UNM with 126 career starts and he is 6th in career games played with 131

  • UNM Career Rankings: 3rd with 512 FTs made, 3rd with 681 FTs attempted, 5th with 542 assists and 8th with 160 steals

    Junior F A.J. Hardeman

  • 2nd career double-double with 14 points and a season-high 10 rebounds
  • 1st career double-double was 10 and 10 last year at Hawai'i
  • 25 points and 13 rebounds in his past 2 games...11-12 from the FT line
  • 28 minutes is the most in an MWC game this season
  • Started for the first time since Jan. 19 at Utah; 18th start of the season, but just his 3rd in the MWC

    Junior G Phillip McDonald

  • 12 points, giving him 23 in the past 2 games
  • Consecutive games scoring in double figures since 4 in a row from Jan. 19-29

    Freshman G Kendall Williams

  • 8 points
  • 318 points ranks No. 4 by a Lobo freshman

    Sophomore G Jamal Fenton

  • Tied a season-high with 5 assists in 18 minutes off the bench

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