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Postgame Notes
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  03/09/2013

March 9, 2013

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• New Mexico falls to 26-5 overall (13-3 MWC) with an 89-88 loss at Air Force (17-12, 8-8 MW), ending UNM's 6-game winning streak...the Lobos won the MW regular season by 2 games

• As the top seed in next week's MW Tournament, UNM will play the winner of Tuesday's game between Wyoming and Nevada...the Lobos play Wednesday ay 7:30 p.m. MDT from the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas

• UNM came into the game allowing 60.4 points a game overall and 58.8 ppg in MW games...the 89 points equals the most allowed by the Lobos in a regulation game under head coach Steve Alford...UNM lost 89-64 at Cal on Nov. 20, 2010

• The Lobos shot a season-high 58.6% (34-58), including 15-33 (45.5%) from 3-point...the last time UNM shot that well and lost was Jan. 15, 2005, at Air Force...the Lobos made 69.2% (27-39) but lost 64-62

• Air Force shot 56.4% (31-55) from the floor, the highest against UNM this season and tying for the best against a Alford-coached Lobo team

• Air Force made 15 3-pointers, tying for the most ever against New Mexico...George Washington made 15 on Dec. 27, 1988, while Texas-Pan American hit 15 on Dec. 8, 1998...both those games were in The Pit

• The Lobos are now 48-3 under Steve Alford when shooting 50% or better from the floor

• The Lobos had won 42 straight games - and were 54-1 overall under Alford - when scoring 80 or more points...the only loss before today was 82-80 in overtime to Utah in the 2008 Mountain West Tournament in Las Vegas

• UNM had won 22 straight games - and was 43-2 in its last 45 games since 2010-11 - when shooting 40% or better from the field...the most recent loss before today was last year at TCU when it shot 41.8%, but fell 83-64

• The Lobos are now 12-2 this year in games decided by 8 points or less

• The 15 3s by UNM are the most since sinking 16 against Northern Arizona on Dec. 16, 2009...it's just the 3rd time in 16 games that UNM has lost when making at least 15 treys

• UNM is shooting 42.4% from the field for the season, however, the Lobos have connected on 49.7% (124-249) the past 5 games...they have shot 50% or better in consecutive games for the 1st time this season

• UNM had 29 assists today, tying for the most under head coach Steve Alford...the Lobos also had 29 against Ole Miss on Dec. 13, 2008

• The Lobos were just 5-11 from the FT line...that's a season low for FTs made and it ties a season low for attempts...UNM came into the game averaging 17.9 FTs made and 24.5 attempts

• The Lobos are 11-4 away from Albuquerque this season (8-4 road, 3-0 neutral)...since the start of the 2011-12 season, New Mexico is 25-9 in its last 34 games away from The Pit, including 15-5 in the past 20 games

• Under 6th-year head coach Steve Alford, UNM has a 37-10 record in the second half of conference play

• UNM committed just 8 turnovers and has been guilty of 38 the past 5 games

• New Mexico has started 5 underclassmen - 3 juniors and 2 sophomores - the past 11 games

• New Mexico is 46-30 in road games under sixth-year head coach Steve Alford...before Alford came to UNM, it took the Lobos 13 seasons and 136 games (43-93 record between 1995-2007) to get 43 road wins

• UNM is 177-72 all-time when nationally ranked, 121-8 in The Pit, 41-51 on the road and 15-13 neutral

• UNM has made a 3-point FG in 724 straight games...the last game without a 3 was Jan. 3, 1991 at Colorado State (0-for-8)

• New Mexico has a 106-30 record since the start of the 2009-10 season

Head coach Steve Alford

• 460-234 in his 22nd season as a head coach

• 152-51 in his 6th year at New Mexico, 92-11 in The Pit, 46-30 on the road and 14-10 neutral

• 4 MW regular-season championships (outright or shared) in 2009, '10, '12 and `13

• 1 MW Tournament title (2012)

• 14-1 in his career against Air Force, 5-1 at the Academy

• 68-26 in Mountain West regular-season games, 40-7 in The Pit and 28-19 on the road

• 33-13 when UNM is ranked, 20-2 in The Pit, 10-8 on the road and 3-3 neutral

• 19-10 in March games at UNM, 8-0 in The Pit, 5-4 on the road and 6-6 neutral

• 16-7 against ranked opponents while at UNM, 6-2 at home, 7-3 on the road and 3-2 at neutral sites

• 10-5 in overtime games at UNM, 7-2 in the Mountain West regular season and 7-1 on the road

Junior G Tony Snell

• 21 points on a career-high 7 3-pointers made and he tied a career best with 7 assists

• all 13 of his FG attempts were from 3-point, tying for the 5th most attempts in UNM history

• consecutive 20-point games for the 1st time in his career

• 46 points the past 2 games on 15-24 FGs and 10-19 from 3-point

• played in 100 career games with 66 consecutive starts, and 73 overall

Junior G Kendall Williams

• 2nd career double-double with 21 points and a season-high 10 assists

• scored the Lobos' final 8 points of the game

• 77 points in his last 3 road games (25.7 ppg) on 14-22 FGs from 3-point

• 7th all-time at UNM with 432 career assists

• 19th all-time at UNM with 1,236 career points

• UNM is 36-5 in Williams' career when he has at least 5 assists in a game

• played in 99 career games with 94 starts

Sophomore C Alex Kirk

• 8th double-double of the season and 9th of his career with 16 points, 11 rebounds and a block

• it's his 2nd straight double-double and 3rd in the past 5 games

• played more minutes (107) than any Lobo the past 3 games

• averaging 17.2 points and 9.4 rebounds the past 5 games and 14.9 points and 10.5 rebounds the past 8 games

Junior F Cameron Bairstow

• 12 points on 6-6 FGs and 7 rebounds in 19 foul-plagued minutes

• averaging 14.0 points and 7.8 rebounds the past 4 games

• averaging 12.3 points as a starter the last 11 games

• made his 15th start of the season

• played in 96 career games

Senior F Chad Adams

• 9 points in 22 minutes off the bench, his best output in 10 games since 10 points vs. Nevada in The Pit

• 14 points the past 2 games after just 12 points the previous 7

• 22 minutes is most playing time in 12 games since 23 at San Diego State

Sophomore PG Hugh Greenwood

• 9 points and 4 rebounds...3-8 FGs, all from 3-point

• New Mexico is 51-9 in his 60 career starts

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