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Postgame Notes: New Mexico vs. Air Force
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  03/10/2004

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March 10, 2004

  • New Mexico and Air Force met for the first time in MWC Tournament play in today's game. With today's win, New Mexico improved to 6-3 in MWC Tournaments, while the Falcons fell to 0-5. The Lobos have won five of their last six MWC Tournament games, including four straight. UNM's last MWC Tournament loss was to BYU in the 2002 semifinals (71-58).

  • The Lobos brought an eight-game win streak into the MWC Tournament-second only to Utah's 14-game win streak entering the 2001 MWC Tournament. UNM has now won nine straight games-which is the second-longest streak in the MWC this season (UNLV had 10).

  • New Mexico had an MWC record 10 blocked shots in the first half vs. Air Force today and totaled 21 blocks vs. Air Force in three meetings this season.

  • Melissa Forest was one block shy of Jordan Adams' single-game tournament record of five vs. SDSU in last year's quarterfinal game. Forest posted a career-high 27 points today and has totaled 66 points in her last three games - a 22-point average. Forest's season average entering today's games was 9.7 points per game.

  • Air Force closed to within 30-27 early in the second half, but New Mexico used a 12-0 run to open up a 42-30 lead and extended the lead to 45-29-its largest of the game with 10:47 remaining.

  • New Mexico's 42-point second half was one point shy of the MWC Tournament quarterfinal record set by Colorado State vs. Air Force in 2002.

  • Air Force outrebounded the Lobos 23-16 in the first half and tied the Lobos in rebounds 39-39 in the game - this season the Falcons were outboarded in 12-of-14 conference games, while UNM outrebounded 7-of-12 MWC opponents. UNM outboarded the Falcons 76-58 in the prior two meetings this season.

  • The Lobos will face Wyoming Friday in a semifinal contest. The Lobos and Cowgirls have never faced each other in MWC Tourney play.

  • Melissa Forest - career high 27 points (previous high was 20 points, four times, most recently vs. Colorado State
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