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New Mexico vs. Air Force - Postgame Notes
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  02/01/2011

Feb. 1, 2011

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  • New Mexico whips Air Force 75-61...the Lobos are now 16-7 overall and 4-4 in the Mountain West Conference...UNM never trailed tonight

  • The Lobos have won 3 in a row after starting 1-4 in the MWC

  • UNM has won 8 straight against Air Force

  • Steve Alford records the 400th win of his 20-year head coaching career (400-216)...he is the 40th active coach to reach 400 victories

  • The Lobos have 92 wins in Steve Alford's 3-plus years...that ties for the 4th-most wins of any 4-year span in school history...the record is 102 from 1996-99

  • UNM has 28 road wins (28-20) under Alford...it took the Lobos 10 seasons - and 105 games - to win 28 road games before Alford arrived...they were 28-77 from 1998-2007

  • UNM employed its 7th different starting lineup of the season...Tony Snell started for the second time this year

  • The Lobos had 12 steals, tying a season-high (also 12 vs. U. of San Diego)

  • UNM had a 25-9 scoring edge in Points off Turnovers

  • UNM was 19 of 21 from the FT line and is 42 of 47 (88.4%) the past 3 games...the season percentage is now 70.4%

  • New Mexico shot 51.1% (24-47) from the floor and has made 49.5% (104-210) the past 4 games...the season percentage is now 47.7%

  • UNM has made a 3-pointer in 646 consecutive games...the last time it didn't was Jan. 3, 1991, going 0-8 against Colorado State

    Head coach Steve Alford

  • Coached his 616th career game
  • 400-216 in his 20-year coaching career
  • 92-33 in his 4th season at New Mexico
  • 43-20 in his coaching career against MWC teams
  • 41-15 in regular season MWC games while at UNM
  • 28-20 in road games at UNM, 17-11 in MWC road games
  • 9-0 in his career against Air Force, 4-0 at the Academy
  • 20-3 in February games while at UNM, including 11 straight wins
  • 7-0 at UNM after beating a ranked team

    Senior G Dairese Gary

  • Made his 120th consecutive start, the longest current streak in the nation
  • Tied David Gibson (1995-98) for 10th place all-time at UNM with 125 career games played
  • Remains in 15th place all-time at UNM with 1,291 career points
  • 26 assists vs. 7 turnovers the past 3 games
  • 3-4 FTs, ending his consecutive made streak at 22
  • 60-68 FTs (88%) the past 13 games and 34-37 (92%) in MWC games
  • 3rd all-time in MWC history with 640 career FTs attempted and 4th with 480 FTs attempted

    Freshman G Kendall Williams

  • 16 points for the 2nd straight game
  • Tied career-highs with 4 3-pointers, all in the 1st half, and 6 rebounds
  • Shooting 49% (33-67) from 3-point this season
  • 270 points is the 8th-best season total by a Lobo freshman
  • 2 assists, becoming the 6th Lobo freshman to reach 100; he has 101
  • 2 steals, giving him a team-high 37, and tying for the 3rd-most by a UNM freshman (Phil Smith had 47 in 1980-81)

    Junior F Drew Gordon

  • Team-high 17 points and 6 rebounds
  • Averaging 14.1 ppg and 10.6 rpg in 8 MWC games

    Junior F A.J. Hardeman

  • 12 points on 4-4 FGs and 4-4 FTs, plus 5 rebounds off the bench
  • Most points in 12 games, since 16 vs. Northern Iowa on Dec. 23

    Freshman G Tony Snell

  • Made his second start of the season (also at Texas Tech)
  • Tied a season-high with 3 assists

    Sophomore G Chad Adams

  • 10 points on 4-5 FGs and 2-2 FTs in 12 minutes off the bench
  • 3rd double-figure scoring game of the season
  • 20 points the past 3 games

    Sophomore G Jamal Fenton

  • 6 points on 1-2 FGs and 4-4 FTs in 16 minutes off the bench
  • Had a season-high 4 steals
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