Post Game Notes
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  01/03/2004

Jan. 3, 2004

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The Lobos' five-game winning streak came to an end in the 70-61 loss at No. 6 Wake Forest...UNM is now 7-4 while the Demon Deacons improve to 9-0...WFU has won 22 straight at home...New Mexico lost its 19th straight road game overall and 20th consecutive game away from Albuquerque, including neutral sites

New Mexico held the nation's highest scoring team to its fewest points of the season and 22 points below its scoring average...WFU came into the game averaging 92.1 ppg

Somehow, the Lobos stayed in the game despite going 6:27 without a point in the first half...the game was tied at 14 before Wake Forest scored nine straight points for a 23-14 lead...Troy DeVries made a 3- pointer with 4:14 left before halftime to end the Lobo drought...UNM missed seven shots and turned the ball over six times during its scoreless stretch...New Mexico managed to cut the halftime deficit to 28-25

UNM took a 47-46 lead in the second half on a bucket by DeVries, who scored 12 of UNM's first 22 points after halftime...the Lobos trailed just 62-57 after Javin Tindall made two free throws with 3:37 left, but WFU scored the next eight points to put it away...New Mexico did not make a FG in the final 4:25 of the game

New Mexico committed 19 turnovers, the highest total since 21 in the season-opener against San Francisco State...UNM lost the ball 13 times in the first half...senior guard Javin Tindall came into the game with only 18 turnovers in 321 minutes this season, but was guilty of a career-high 8 against WFU...the miscues proved costly in the 9-point loss as Wake Forest had a 20-8 edge in points off turnovers

The Lobos had their second-worst shooting performance of the season, making only 35.8% (19-53) of their shots...their lowest percentage of 32.8% (19-58) came in their only other road game of the season at New Mexico State

UNM did outrebound the Demon Deacons 40-31, including 15-9 on the offensive end...the Lobos had been 5-0 this year when gathering more boards than their opponent

The starting lineup of David Chiotti, Alfred Neale, Danny Granger, Troy DeVries and Javin Tindall lost for the first time...the quintet had been 4-0 before today

Granger recorded his 2nd double-double as a Lobo with 19 points and 12 rebounds...he was 5-17 from the floor, though, his worst shooting this season

DeVries scored a season-high 17 points and hauled down a career-high 9 boards...his previous rebound best came at Portland State when he had 7 against UNLV on Nov. 24, 2002