New Mexico at Wyoming Postgame Notes
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  01/16/2010

Jan. 16, 2010

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• The Lobos win, 70-68, over Wyoming ... the Lobos are 16-3 overall and 2-2 in the Mountain West Conference

• Third consecutive win on the road in Laramie ... the last time New Mexico beat Wyoming three straight times in Laramie was from 1993-95

• UNM is 5-2 away from home this season...dating to last year, the Lobos are 6-3 in their last 9 true road games and 7-4 in the past 11, including neutral sites

• The Lobos on the road in the Steve Alford-era are 18-15 overall and 10-8 in MWC action

• The past 8 games, UNM has shot 39.1% (176-450) from the field, 27% (37-137) from 3-point and 65.8% (171-260) from the FT line

• The Lobos are 13-0 this season when scoring 70 or more points, but 3-3 with less than 70, including three straight losses

• UNM has made at least one 3-pointer in 607 straight games...the last time it didn't was Jan. 3, 1991, missing on 8 attempts against Colorado State ... it is the first time this season that the Lobos have not scored a 3-pointer in the first half ... Phillip McDonald made the first three of the game at 19:10 in the second half at Wyoming

• UNM kept Wyoming away from the free throw line (11-19), well below the Cowboys average of 22 free throws made and 31 free throw attempts per game


• season-high 5 charges taken - A.J. Hardeman (2), Phillip McDonald, Roman Martinez and Jamal Fenton

Sophomore forward A.J. Hardeman
• career-high 18 points on 7-10 FG, 4-5 FT
• career-high 32 minutes
• also had 7 rebounds, 2 blocks and 2 steals
• took two big charges at the end of each half, biggest one with 33.9 seconds left in game to stop Wyoming drive
• back-to-back double figure games for just second time this season

Sophomore Phillip McDonald
• only Lobo to make a 3-point basket (3-8) to keep team streak of 607 consecutive games alive
• 15 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals
• best scoring output of the season since 15 against Cal on Dec. 2

Junior Darington Hobson
• recorded another solid stats line with 15 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals and a block

Junior guard Dairese Gary
• started his 81st straight game

Senior Roman Martinez
• had team-high 8 rebounds, improving career mark to 545 to tie for 21st place on the Lobos career rebound list with Francis Grant (1960-62)
• had 7 points for 951 career points ... needs just 49 points to become 14th Lobo to reach 1,000 career points and 500 career rebounds