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23/rv New Mexico vs. 12/10 BYU Postgame Notes
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  01/27/2010

Jan. 27, 2010

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Team

• New Mexico wins its fifth straight game with a 76-72 victory over (12/10) BYU...the Lobos improve to 19-3 overall and 5-2 in the Mountain West Conference

• The Lobos' 5th sellout of the season - 14,586 - was on hand...it's the most sellouts in one season since 7 in 1993-94...capacity was 17,964 at that time

• New Mexico is 4-0 against ranked teams this season with wins over Cal, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and BYU...it's just the 2nd time the Lobos have beaten 4 ranked teams in a single season...the other time was 1992-93 with two wins apiece over New Mexico State and BYU

• UNM is 5-1 this season against teams that have been ranked at some point this season: wins over Cal, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Dayton and BYU, and a loss to UNLV

• BYU is the highest ranked team UNM has defeated since getting past No. 8 Wichita State 71-68 in Las Vegas on Dec. 22, 2006

• BYU is the highest ranked team UNM has beaten in The Pit since Jan. 16, 1999...No. 16 UNM beat No. 7 Arizona 79-78

• BYU led 3-0 then not again until 64-62 on a 3-pointer by Jimmer Fredette with 3:06 remaining...the Lobos' largest lead was 9 points at 22-13

• How even was the game? Both teams were 24 of 63 (38%) from the floor and committed 11 turnovers...the Lobos shot 41% (7-17) from 3-point, BYU 42% (8-19)

• The Lobos have won 25 consecutive games (16-0 this season) when scoring 70 or more points

• New Mexico is 22-1 in its last 23 home games and 45-5 in The Pit under 3rd-year head coach Steve Alford

• UNM has made at least one 3-pointer in 610 straight games...the last time it didn't was Jan. 3, 1991, missing on 8 attempts against Colorado State

• New Mexico is 28-66 (42%) from 3-point the past 3 games, an average of 9.3 treys a game...that comes after making just 27% the previous 8 games when it averaged 4.6 3s a game

Individual
• The 5-man Lobo bench came up with 19 points and 8 rebounds
• The past 5 games, the reserves have contributed 106 points and 55 rebounds, averages of 21.2 points and 11 boards

Junior guard Dairese Gary
• a career-high 25 points on 6-10 FGs and 12 of 17 FTs...also 4 assists in 33 minutes
• the 17 FT attempts are the most by a Lobo since Danny Granger had 18 at Colorado State on March 6, 2004
• 63 of 79 (80%) from the FT line the past 8 games and 75.7% on the season
• UNM's leading scorer in MWC games at 14.3 ppg
• started his 84th straight game

Senior Roman Martinez
• 12 points with 9 coming in the 2nd half
• 557 career rebounds, passing Bill Hagins (1974-75) for 17th place at UNM
• 2-4 from 3-point and 4-8 in the past 2 games

Redshirt freshman Curtis Dennis
• came off the bench to score 11 points (3-8 FGs, 1-2 3s and 4-4 FTs)...also 2 steals in 16 minutes, his most playing time since 19 minutes against Miami (Ohio) on Nov. 22
• 17 points the past 2 games after just 2 points in his previous 6 games

Junior Darington Hobson
• a game-high 14 rebounds, increasing his season average to 8.4 a game and 9.0 in MWC game

Sophomore Will Brown
• tied a career-high for the 2nd time in the past 3 games with 7 rebounds...also 5 points

Wednesday, December 31
5:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
vs. Fresno State
Saturday, January 03
6:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
vs. Colorado State (Alumni Day)
Tuesday, January 06
9:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
at San Diego State
Saturday, January 10
7:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
at Utah State
Wednesday, January 14
7:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
vs. Air Force
Sunday, January 18
4:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
vs. Boise State
Wednesday, January 21
9:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
at UNLV
Saturday, January 24
8:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
at Wyoming
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