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Men's Basketball Post-Game Notes
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  12/19/2007

Dec. 19, 2007

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  • The Lobos beat New Mexico State 83-69 in the 200th game between the two schools...UNM now leads the series 106-94, including 5 straight wins in The Pit

  • New Mexico improves to 10-2...New Mexico State is now 5-8

  • UNM is 10-2 for the first time since a 14-2 start in 2004-05

  • UNM picks up 1.5 points in the Rio Grande Rivalry and now leads the 2007-08 season standings, 6 to 4.5

  • New Mexico has won 30 consecutive non-conference home games and 46 of the past 47

  • The Lobos' first lead was 20-19 on 2 free throws by Daniel Faris at the 10:00 mark of the 1st half

  • After being out-rebounded 44-28 against the Aggies in Las Cruces, UNM held a 36-24 advantage tonight, including 13-4 on the offensive end...the 4 offensive boards are the fewest by a Lobo opponent this season...Eastern Washington had 5

  • UNM missed 9 straight FGs over a span of 8:54, from the last 5:22 of the 1st half to the 16:28 mark of the 2nd half

  • UNM made its first 11 free throws and finished the game making 31 of 39 for 79.5%...that's a season-high for FTs made and attempted

  • New Mexico State was guilty of 17 turnovers, 11 in the 2nd half

  • Attendance was a season-high 17,243, pushing the season average to 13,283

    Sophomore Roman Martinez

  • scored a career-high 24 points, the most by a Lobo this year; his previous high was 17 at Ole Miss
  • was 10 of 11 at the FT line
  • scored 9 of UNM's first 11 points

    Senior J.R. Giddens

  • had 7 points and a game-high 8 rebounds

    Senior Jamaal Smith

  • scored 10 of his 12 points in the 2nd half, making 2-3 3-pointers and 4-4 FTs

    Senior Darren Prentice

  • scored 9 points, all in the 2nd half
  • Sunday, November 30
    2:00 PM - 
    Men's Basketball
    vs. USC (Toys For Tots)
    Wednesday, December 03
    7:00 PM - 
    Men's Basketball
    vs. New Mexico State
    Saturday, December 06
    6:00 PM - 
    Men's Basketball
    at Valparaiso
    Saturday, December 13
    6:00 PM - 
    Men's Basketball
    vs. UL Monroe (Youth Day/Mascot Mania)
    Wednesday, December 17
    8:00 PM - 
    Men's Basketball
    vs. Central Arkansas
    Saturday, December 20
    7:00 PM - 
    Men's Basketball
    at New Mexico State
    Tuesday, December 23
    7:00 PM - 
    Men's Basketball
    at Grand Canyon
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