New Mexico at Dayton - Postgame Notes
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  01/01/2011

Jan. 1, 2011

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  • New Mexico falls 76-73 in double overtime at Dayton, falling to 11-3 overall and 3-2 on the road...Dayton is 12-3

  • UNM had a 5-game winning streak in OT games come to an end...the last OT loss was 82-80 to Utah in the 2008 MWC Tournament in Las Vegas

  • New Mexico scored the final six points in the last 2:52 of regulation to send the game into OT tied at 64-all

  • The Lobos had won 11 straight games (10-0 this season and 24-1 last year) when leading at halftime...UNM led 38-32 today...the last loss when leading at the break was to San Diego State in the 2010 MWC Tournament in Las Vegas...the Lobos led 39-38 but lost 72-69

  • New Mexico is now 71-11 under Steve Alford when leading at halftime

  • The Lobos held a 12-point lead in the 1st half at 33-21...Dayton's first lead was 47-46 with 11:16 left in regulation...the Flyers' biggest lead was 64-58 with 3:54 to go in regulation

  • UNM was 21-33 (63.6%) from the FT line today, but just 8-17 in the second half and 3-8 in overtime

  • New Mexico shot 24-54 (44%) for the game compared to 25-74 (33.8%) for Dayton, meaning Dayton took 20 more shots than UNM

  • However, the Flyers were 13-29 (45%) from 3-point compared to 4-16 (25%) for UNM...UD was just 12-45 (27%) on its 2-point FGs...UNM was allowing just 27.7% shooting from 3-point entering the game

  • Coming into today's game, UNM had been 67-6 under Steve Alford when shooting better than its opponent

  • Dayton's 13 3-pointers are the most against UNM since Jan. 26, 2008, when BYU hit 13 in Provo

  • The Lobos had a 22-17 rebounding edge in the 1st half, but were out-boarded 31-22 in the 2nd half, including 11-3 on the offensive end

  • UNM's first 16 points were scored by 7 different players

Head coach Steve Alford

  • Coached his 607th career game
  • 395-212 in his 20-year coaching career
  • 87-29 in his fourth season at New Mexico
  • 27-17 in road games while at New Mexico
  • 50-18 against non-conference opponents while at New Mexico

Senior G Dairese Gary

  • Made his 111th consecutive start today, the longest current streak in the nation
  • Tied a season-high with 19 points on 6-10 FGs and 7-8 FTs; also 8 assists, 5 rebounds, 2 steals, his 3rd career block and just 1 turnover in a career-high 47 minutes
  • Move into 19th place all-time at UNM with 1,176 points; he passed Charlie Thomas (1988-89) and former teammate Roman Martinez (2007-10) today
  • UNM had been 30-2 since 2008-09 when he had 5 or more assists in a game
  • Passed Wyoming's Jay Straight for 3rd place in Mountain West Conference history with 456 career assists; 24 assists from becoming the MWC's career leader
  • Passed Kelvin Scarborough (1984-87) for 4th place all-time at UNM with 446 career FTs made

Freshman G Kendall Williams

  • 14 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 turnovers in a career-high 41 minutes
  • Scored 6 of the Lobos' final 8 points in regulation on three remarkable shots
  • Attempted a career-high 11 FTs, but made just 5; 73% FT shooter entering the game
  • 33 assists and 9 turnovers the past 6 games, 62 assists and 27 turnovers for the season

Junior F Drew Gordon

  • 10 points and 9 rebounds in a season-high 34 minutes
  • 20 rebounds the past 2 games, increasing his team-leading average to 6.4 a game

Junior G Phillip McDonald

  • Started for the 79th time, or every game he has played at UNM
  • 8 points, so UNM is 0-2 this season when he does not reach double figures, 9-0 when he does

Junior F A.J. Hardeman

  • Started his 49th straight game
  • 8 points and 5 rebounds in a season-high 32 minutes