Post Game Notes
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  02/16/2008

Feb. 16, 2008

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  • UNM gets past TCU 64-48 for its 4th straight win...the Lobos are now 20-6 overall and 7-4 in the MWC, and all alone in 3rd place in the MWC...the Horned Frogs are 12-12 overall, 4-7 in the league

  • The Lobos opened the 2nd half on a 19-0 run to extend a 26-23 halftime lead to 45-23...TCU's first points of the 2nd half came at the 13:33 mark

  • New Mexico has won 20 games for the 21st time in school history, all coming since the 1963-64 season...it's the 9th 20-win season for head coach Steve Alford in 16 full seasons as a collegiate head coach

  • The Lobos have won 4 straight conference games for the first time since a 4-game run from Feb. 4-15, 2006

  • New Mexico is 6-0 all-time against TCU in The Pit

  • New Mexico made its second FG of the game at the 18:43 mark of the 1st half...the next FG did not come until the 11:14 mark on a layin by J.R. Giddens, a span of 7:29 without a FG

  • UNM's 3-point averages coming into tonight's game: 8.64 made and 20 attempts; the Lobos were 5 of 14 tonight, or 35.7%...the Lobos came into the game 1st in the nation in 3-point shooting at 43.0%, and that percentage is now 42.8%

  • Rebounds in the 1st half were 18-11 in TCU's favor, including 6-3 on the offensive end...the Lobos' leading rebounder in the 1st half was J.R. Giddens with 2...UNM had a 20-16 edge in the 2nd half, 7-3 on the offensive end

  • The Lobos held TCU leading scorer Kevin Langford to just 4 points on 0 of 6 shooting from the floor...he came into the game averaging 14.1 points

  • UNM forced 23 TCU turnovers, tying for the most by an opponent this season...Wyoming also had 23 in The Pit on Feb. 9...the Lobos have caused 66 turnovers the past 3 games

  • UNM is 15-1 at home this year, winning by an average margin of 21.9 points

  • New Mexico is 18-0 this season when holding opponents to less than 70 points and 18-2 when leading at halftime

  • The Lobos have won 18 straight games when holding opponents to less than 60 points

  • In the 4-game winning streak, UNM has allowed just 54.3 points a game, while holding opponents to 38% shooting from the floor and 30% from 3-point

  • New Mexico committed 8 turnovers in the 1st half, but only 4 in the 2nd...the first turnover of the 2nd half did not occur until the 7:22 mark

    Senior J.R. Giddens

  • 25 points and 8 rebounds, plus 3 assists, 1 block and 2 steals
  • stats for the past 3 games: 83 points on 32-50 FGs, 6-11 3s, plus 30 rebounds, 10 assists, 10 steals and 6 blocks
  • scored 102 points the past 4 games, or 25.5 ppg

    Freshman Jonathan Wills

  • scored 9 points, including 6 of the Lobos' first 14 to start the second half

    Senior Jamaal Smith

  • came off the bench to score 10 points, the 3rd straight game he has reached double figures
  • 36 points the past 3 games on 10-17 FGs, 5-7 on 3s and 11-12 FTs

    Junior Chad Toppert

  • 0 points, 1 rebound and 1 assist in the 1st half, but 3 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists in the 2nd half
  • has made a 3-pointer in 19 straight games
  • season accuracy is now 49% (70-143) in all games and 51.6% (33-64) in MWC action
  • career accuracy from 3-point is 45.8% (169-369), 1st all-time at UNM...Troy DeVries is 2nd at 44.95%
  • has 169 3-pointers in his career, 8th place all-time at UNM
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