Post-Game Notes
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  01/28/2009

Jan. 28, 2009

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  • Freshman Phillip McDonald (sick) was not in UNM's starting lineup for the first time all season...Martinez, Faris, Gary, McDonald and Danridge had started the last 14 games ... Dairese Gary is now the only Lobo to start every game of the season

  • New Mexico held Colorado State to a season-low 50 points, matching the lowest score by a Lobo opponent this season (Grambling)

  • The last three visitors to The Pit have all been held to a season low for points (Air Force, BYU, Colorado State)

  • The Lobos have won 28 straight games when allowing less than 60 points and are 49-2 in such games since 2004-05

  • The senior trio of Chad Toppert (18), Tony Danridge (16), and Daniel Faris (14) combined for 48 of New Mexico's 68 points tonight

  • After hitting just 8-15 free throws in the first half (1-5 start), UNM hit 24 of its last 27, including a perfect 17-17 in the second period

  • UNM has made 77.1% (128-166) of its free throws the past 6 games

  • The Lobos forced the Rams into a season-high 20 turnovers...the miscues resulted in 25 points for New Mexico

  • New Mexico missed its first 6 3-pointers before Nate Garth connected 6 minutes into the 2nd half...UNM has now made a 3-pointer in 602 consecutive games; the last time it didn't connect was Jan. 3, 1991, going 0-8 against Colorado State

  • New Mexico has won four in a row over Colorado State and 24 of the past 27 since 1994...UNM has a 37-4 lead in games played in The Pit

  • 24 points in the first half was the fewest for UNM this season

    Senior Chad Toppert

  • First start since Feb. 2, 2008 at UNLV...28th start of career
  • 18 points in season-high 33 minutes...13th game with 10+ points this season...UNM is 3-0 when he leads them in scoring and 10-3 when he scores in double digits
  • He has averaged 18 points in his last 3 games against Colorado State
  • Set season-high for free throws made with eight on season-high nine attempts ...ended streak of 19 consecutive free throws with miss at the 8:52 mark in the first half
  • Moved into fourth on the MWC all-time 3-point field goals made with 236

    Senior Daniel Faris

  • 14 points - his 14th game in double figures this season - 2 shy of his single season high
  • Game-high 8 rebounds...most rebounds in six games

    Senior Tony Danridge

  • 16 points for 14th straight game in double figure scoring, averaging 14.6 in that span
  • A perfect 8-for-8 from the free-throw line...shooting 85% (34-40) in the past six games

    Sophomore Dairese Gary

  • Game-high 5 assists ...7th game with 5+ assists this season
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