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Post Game Notes
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  12/16/2009

Dec. 16, 2009

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Team

  • The Lobos improve to 11-0 for the third time in school history with a 96-57 victory over Northern Arizona

  • The only other UNM teams to start 11-0 were 1967-68 (17-0) and 1973-74 (12-0)

  • UNM is the first team in NCAA Div. I hoops to reach 11 wins in 2009-10...Kentucky and Syracuse are 10-0

  • The 11-game winning streak ties for the 5th-longest in school history and is the best by a Lobo team since posting 11 in a row in 1995-96

  • Steve Alford is off to his best start in 15 seasons as a Div. I head coach...his 1996-97 Southwest Missouri State team began 10-0

  • UNM outscored the Lumberjacks 60-31 in the 2nd half...that's the most points in a half for a Steve Alford-coached Lobo team

  • All 5 Lobo starters scored a basket (four 3s and a 2) as UNM took a 14-0 lead with 15:58 left in the 1st half...NAU's first basket came at the 14:51 mark of the 1st half

  • New Mexico tied a season low with 4 turnovers against 24 assists...8 different Lobos had an assist

  • The Lobos made 10 of their first 11 FGs in the 2nd half, shot 71% (22-31) in the 2nd half and a season-high 55.7% (34-61) for the game...UNM has shot 53% (88-166) from the field the past 3 games

  • The Lobos made a season-high 16 3-pointers (on 32 attempts), good for 50%...it's the most 3s since making 17 in a 93-91 double-OT loss at Utah on Feb. 24, 2007...UNM is 38-67 (57%) from beyond the arc the past 3 games

  • New Mexico has won 16 straight home games and is 46-2 in its last 48 non-conference games at The Pit ...the last loss was 73-60 to UTEP on Jan. 6, 2009

  • Head coach Steve Alford is 39-4 in The Pit, 25-2 at home against non-conference competition

  • The Lobos have a 101-6 record in The Pit as a ranked team

  • Under Steve Alford, New Mexico is 28-1 when scoring 80 or more points...the only loss was 82-80 to Utah in overtime in the quarterfinals of the 2008 MWC Tournament in Las Vegas

  • The Lobos have won 36 straight games when allowing less than 60 points...the last loss was 51-46 at Air Force on Feb. 22, 2006

Individual

    Senior forward Roman Martinez

  • 17 points on 6-9 FGs and 4-6 from 3-point
  • 71% (24-34) from 3-point the past 5 games
  • averaging 20.2 points the past 6 games
  • UNM is 26-4 when he plays more than 30 minutes in a game

    Junior guard Dairese Gary

  • 11 points on 5-6 FGs, 1-1 from 3-point
  • first time as a Lobo he has scored in double figures in 3 straight games
  • averaging 15.3 ppg the past 3 games on 15-22 FGs, 3-4 3s and 13-17 FTs...also 13 assists and 2 turnovers
  • started his 73rd straight game

    Sophomore guard Phillip McDonald

  • 14 points on 4-7 from 3-point
  • 8 of 13 from 3-point the past 3 games

    Sophomore forward A.J. Hardeman

  • 10 points and a career-high 4 blocks

    Junior forward Darington Hobson

  • 9 points, 5 assists and a career-high 9 assists

    Redshirt freshman Curtis Dennis

  • scored a career-high 10 points
Saturday, December 20
7:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
at New Mexico State
Tuesday, December 23
7:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
at Grand Canyon
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
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