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Post-Game Notes: New Mexico vs. Hawai'i
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  11/21/2007

Nov. 21, 2007

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Basketball Postgame Notes
New Mexico vs. Hawai'i
Nov. 21, 2007 o Albuquerque, N.M.

  • The Lobos improve to 6-0 for the first time since 1998-99 with the 89-60 win over Hawaii...it's UNM's best start since being 8-0 in 1998-99

  • UNM leads the Hawaii series 23-2 in games played in Albuquerque, 21-2 in The Pit

  • The Lobos shot a season-high 61% (36-59) from the floor and 76% (22-29) in 2nd half...UNM made its last 9 FG attempts and 12 of its last 13

  • New Mexico started 1 of 7 from the floor, meaning it made 35 of its last 52 attempts, or 67%

  • The Lobos canned 12 of 24 shots from 3-point, or 50%...they have made 48% (51 of 106) from the arc the past 4 games...the Lobos lead the MWC with 65 treys, or 10.8 made a game...New Mexico is shooting 47.7% (65-136) on the season from 3-point

  • UNM opened the second half with a 10-2 run to take a 48-33 lead...freshman Dairese Gary, who started his first Lobo game and finished with a season-high 15 points, scored the first six points of the 2nd half for the Lobos

  • Hawaii made 7 of its first 10 shots, but finished 22 of 49 for 45%

  • The Lobos out-rebounded UH 33-21, including 17-9 in the 2nd half...all 10 Lobo had a rebound

  • New Mexico had 21 assists to just 8 turnovers, and 8 players had at least one...it's the 4th time in the past 5 games that UNM has had at least 20 assists...the assist-TO ratio for the season is now 124 assists to 76 turnovers...those are averages of 20.7 assists and 12.7 turnovers a game

  • Junior Daniel Faris had a career-high 16 points, 12 of those coming in the 2nd half when he made all 6 of his FG attempts...he scored 10 of the Lobos' 12 points during one stretch in the 2nd half

  • The Lobos had 5 players score in double figures for the first time this season

  • Through 6 games, no Lobo has played more than 28 minutes in a game

  • Senior Darren Prentice has not committed a turnover in the past 4-plus games, a span of 104 minutes...for the season, he has 26 assists and just 3 turnovers

  • Led by junior Chad Toppert's team-high 20 points, the New Mexico bench scored 36 points, had 13 assists, 3 turnovers and 3 steals
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    Tuesday, December 23
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