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Postgame Notes
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  11/24/2008

Nov. 24, 2008

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Monday, Nov. 24, 2008
The Pit / Bob King Court, Albuquerque, N.M.
Final Score: New Mexico 85, Cal State Northridge 74

Records: New Mexico 3-2; Cal State Northridge 1-3.

  • The Lobos are now 34-1 in their last 35 non-conference home games
  • New Mexico led 20-19 before going on a 16-2 run for a
  • 36-21 lead...6 different Lobos scored during the decisive burst...UNM led 46-30 at the break
  • The Lobos started out the game 3 of 10 from the floor, but made 9 of their last 15 FGs to end the half at 12 of 25, or 48%...UNM finished the game at 46.3% (25-54)
  • New Mexico forced a season-high 21 turnovers
  • The Lobo bench outscored the Matadors' reserves 54-19
  • New Mexico was out-rebounded for the first time this season, 42-33...UNM had a +11.3 rebound margin coming into the game
  • The Lobos shot a season-best 81.3% (26-32) from the FT line...they came into the game shooting 64.4% (67-104) for the season...UNM made its first 12 FTs tonight
  • Steve Alford is now 115-11 in non-conference home games in his head coaching career, 13-1 while at UNM
  • New Mexico has made a 3-pointer in 586 consecutive games; the last time it didn't connect was Jan. 3, 1991, going 0-8 against Colorado State
Junior Roman Martinez
  • came off the bench to score a season-high 20 points, making 7 of 9 FGs made a career-high 5 3-pointers, the most 3s by a Lobo this season

Senior Tony Danridge

  • 16 points and 5 rebounds in a reserve role came into the game shooting 48% (10-21) from the line, but made 8-10 tonight the 8 FTs made is a career-high

Senior Chad Toppert

  • scored 8 points, making 2 of 6 3-pointers 196 3s in his career, still No. 6 on the UNM career list; Kevin Henry is 5th with 197
Sophomore Jonathan Wills
  • made his first start of the season; UNM is now 15-3 when he starts
Freshman Nate Garth
  • tied his season high with 7 assists against just 1 turnover in 24 minutes

Freshman A.J. Hardeman

  • 7 points (2-2 FGs, 3-4 FTs) and a season-high 6 rebounds in 20 minutes
Wednesday, December 31
5:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
vs. Fresno State
Saturday, January 03
6:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
vs. Colorado State (Alumni Day)
Tuesday, January 06
9:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
at San Diego State
Saturday, January 10
7:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
at Utah State
Wednesday, January 14
7:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
vs. Air Force
Sunday, January 18
4:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
vs. Boise State
Wednesday, January 21
9:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
at UNLV
Saturday, January 24
8:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
at Wyoming
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