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Postgame Notes - New Mexico vs. UC Riverside (Nov. 14, 2009)
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  11/14/2009

Nov. 14, 2009

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New Mexico Men's Basketball Postgame Notes UNM vs. UC Riverside Nov. 14, 2009

Team

  • The Lobos win their 7th straight season opener and are 44-4 in their last 48 lid-lifters

  • New Mexico has won 10 straight home games overall and is 40-2 in its last 42 non-conference games at The Pit

  • UNM held a 39-22 lead at halftime when it shot 52% (16-31) from the floor and 46% (6-13) from 3-point...the Lobos had 14 assists (on 16 baskets) and just 1 turnover in the first 20 minutes of the season

  • The Lobos committed only 4 turnovers, the fewest for a Steve Alford-coached UNM team

  • New Mexico held UC Riverside to 32.7% (18-55) shooting and 27% (3-11) from 3-point

  • UNM had a 21-0 scoring advantage on fast break points

Individual

Sophomore A.J. Hardeman

  • set career-highs for points (14), blocks (3) and minutes played (28), and tied a career-best with 6 rebounds

Junior Darington Hobson

  • 16 points, plus team-highs for rebounds (7) and assists (6) in his Lobo debut
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