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(19/17) New Mexico vs. (20/24) Texas Tech Post-game Notes
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  12/29/2009

Dec. 29, 2009

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Team

• The Lobos move to 13-1 with a 90-75 victory over Texas Tech

• New Mexico has won 18 straight home games and is 48-2 in its last 50 non-conference games at The Pit...the last loss was 73-60 to UTEP on Jan. 6, 2009...18 games is the 5th-longest streak in program history

• UNM's second sellout of the season (14,586) was on hand...average attendance is now 12,823 for 9 games in 2009-10

• As a ranked team, UNM has a 103-6 record in The Pit

• UNM held Texas Tech to a season-low 41% (25-61) shooting from the floor

• The Lobos have beaten three ranked non-conference opponents (Cal, Texas A&M, Texas Tech) in the same season for the first time since 1992-93...17 years ago, UNM toppled New Mexico State twice, 69-62 in Las Cruces when the Aggies were No. 25 and 71-66 in The Pit when there were No. 24...the Lobos also handed No. 25 BYU a 68-59 defeat in the semifinals of the WAC Tournament at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City

• UNM had a 44-28 scoring advantage in points in the paint

• The Lobos set season-highs for FTs made (30) and FTs attempted (43)

• UNM head coach Steve Alford is 41-4 at home

• Under Steve Alford, New Mexico is 29-1 when scoring 80 or more points...the only loss was 82-80 to Utah in overtime in the quarterfinals of the 2008 MWC Tournament in Las Vegas

• UNM has made at least one 3-pointer in 628 straight games...the last time it didn't was Jan. 3, 1991, missing on 8 attempts against Colorado State

Individual

Junior guard Darington Hobson
• 5th double-double of the season with 23 points and 12 rebounds...also 4 assists and 2 steals
• leads the team in scoring, rebounding and assists, something no Lobo has ever done for an entire season

Senior forward Roman Martinez
• 10 points and 11 rebounds for his 2nd double-double of the season and the 6th of his career...also 3 steals in 29 minutes

Redshirt freshman Curtis Dennis
• career-high 14 points in just 14 minutes
• scored 31 points the past 4 games after logging just 20 points the first 10 games

Sophomore Will Brown
• scored a career-high 11 points in 16 minutes

Junior guard Dairese Gary
• 6 points, 4 assists, 2 steals and 0 turnovers
• 24 assists and 4 turnovers the past 6 games
• started his 76th straight game

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