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Post-Game Notes
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  12/28/2007

Dec. 28, 2007

Recap |  Final Stats

  • The Lobos defeat Hawai'i 79-69 for their 5th straight win...New Mexico improves to 12-2, including 2-2 on the road...Hawai'i is 3-8, 3-6 at home
  • UNM is 12-2 for only the 2nd time in the past 7 seasons...the Lobos started 14-2 in 2004-05
  • New Mexico grabbed its first lead at 16-15 on a dunk by Daniel Faris and never trailed the rest of the game...the Lobos' biggest lead was 44-32
  • UNM outscored UH 9-2 the final 1:35 of the game after the Rainbow Warriors cut the margin to 70-67
  • UNM shot 55% (27-49) from the floor, the best in a road game since making 57.8% (26-45) in a 77-66 win at UNLV on Feb. 28, 2005
  • New Mexico out-rebounded the Rainbow Warriors 33-26
  • The Lobos had 10 steals, the 2nd-highest total of the season...they had 11 against Texas Tech
  • New Mexico set season-lows for 3-pointers made (2) and attempted (8)
  • UNM had 18 turnovers and has committed an average of 18.5 in 4 road games
  • Junior Daniel Faris

  • scored a career-high 21 points, making 9 of 11 FGs
  • scored UNM's first 8 points of the 2nd half
  • scored 37 points in 2 games against Hawai'i this year, making 17-21 FGs
  • Senior J.R. Giddens

  • had 17 points and 11 rebounds for his 3rd double-double of the season and 6th of his career
  • Freshman Dairese Gary

  • scored 12 points - all in the 2nd half - on 8-10 FTs, and he added 4 rebounds, 4 assists and a career-high 4 steals
  • Junior Chad Toppert

  • converted 1 of 3 shots from 3-point, only the 3rd time this season he has not made at least 2 3s in a game
  • his season accuracy is now 49.3% (37-75) while his career percentage of 45.2% (136-301) continues to be the best in UNM history
  • has 136 3-pointers in his career, 4 from moving into the top-10 all-time at UNM

 

 

 

 

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