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Postgame Notes
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  02/05/2008

Feb. 5, 2008

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  • UNM beats Colorado State 91-51...the Lobos are now 17-6 overall and 4-4 in the MWC...the Lobos have equaled their win total in conference games from a year ago when they finished 4-10

  • Colorado State is 6-16 overall, 0-8 in the MWC...the Rams have lost 9 straight

  • The 40-point victory is UNM's largest over Colorado State...the previous was 23 (111-88) on March 2, 1978

  • It's the Lobos' largest win in a conference game since whipping BYU 90-48 in Provo on Feb. 28, 1997

  • The Lobos never trailed tonight and matched their biggest halftime lead (50-24) of the season...UNM also led Presbyterian 50-24 on Nov. 16

  • New Mexico has won 6 of the last 7 meetings vs. Colorado State, and 8 of 10 and 22 of the past 25...UNM has a 36-4 advantage over the Rams in The Pit

  • Freshman Jonathan Wills started for Chad Toppert tonight, the first change in the starting lineup in 14 games, since Dec. 4 against New Mexico State...the quintet of Toppert, Daniel Faris, Dairese Gary, J.R. Giddens and Roman Martinez had started the past 13 games

  • In the two losses at BYU and UNLV, J.R. Giddens and Chad Toppert combined to score just 29 points...tonight, they had 41

  • New Mexico got 43 points from its reserves tonight

  • Colorado State's Marcus Walker came into the game leading the MWC in scoring at 18.6 ppg, and 23.6 in conference games...he finished with 11 points on 3 of 12 shooting, including 0 of 6 from 3-point

  • The Lobos came into the game leading the MWC in 3-point shooting at 41.6%, and canned 12 of 20 (60%) to raise the season percentage to 42.4%

  • New Mexico tied a season-low for the 2nd time in the past 3 games with 6 turnovers...UNM has committed 30 turnovers in its past 4 home games, an average of 7.5 a game

    Junior Chad Toppert

  • did not start, but had a career-high 22 points on 5 of 9 shots from 3-point
  • has made a 3-pointer in 16 straight games
  • career accuracy from 3-point is 45.60% (161-353), 1st all-time at UNM...Troy DeVries is 2nd at 44.95%
  • has 161 3-pointers in his career, 8th place all-time at UNM

    Senior J.R. Giddens

  • 19 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 blocks and 2 steals
  • has now set season highs for rebounds (193), assists (68), steals (27) and blocks (26)

    Junior Johnnie Harris

  • 9 points and a career-best 6 rebounds off the bench
  • it's his best output since 11 points vs. St. Bonaventure
  • had scored 7 total points in the first 7 MWC games entering tonight's game

    Freshman Dairese Gary

  • 12 points, 6 assists, 1 steal and 0 turnovers in 23 minutes
  • 16 assists and just 1 turnover in the past 4 games, covering 113 minutes

    Freshman Jonathan Wills

  • started his 7th game of the season; he started UNM's first 6 games
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