Feb. 21, 2004
With the loss the Lobos move to 13-10 on the season and 4-6 in Mountain West Conference play. The Lobos extend their losing streak to 24 games away from The Pit. BYU improves to 17-7 and 7-4 in MWC action. The Cougars are now in a tie for second place with Utah (19-7, 7-4). New Mexico will drop to fifth place in the MWC if UNLV defeats Colorado State tonight.
BYU shot 60.0% (30-50) from the floor for the game. The Cougars opened up the second-half hitting 12 of their first 16 shots and four of their first five treys. It is the second-highest FG% allowed by the Lobos this season (62.5% vs. Air Force on 1-17-04).
Leading 41-36 at the half, BYU used an 18-4 over the first 8:09 run to open up to a 59-40 lead. New Mexico went 2/10 from the field and had three turnovers during that stretch.
Junior Danny Granger scored a season-low nine points on 3/9 shooting and grabbed a season-low three rebounds.
Junior Guard Troy DeVries scored 16 points on 5/12 shooting, 5/9 from 3- pt. range. He started the game 1/7 from the floor and made four of his last five 3-pt. FG's. It was his highest scoring game since netting 22 points against San Diego on January 6, 2004.
Junior guard Collins Ferris equaled his career-high of eight points in the first half against BYU. He was 2/4 from the field, 2/3 from 3-pt. range, and 2-2 from the foul line. He set his previous career-high against Northwestern State (12-28-03) and New Mexico Highlands (11-24- 03).
Sophomore guard Jeff Hart set a season-high with eight points, including two three-pointers. He was 3-4 from the field and 2-2 from 3- pt. range in nine minutes of play.
Sophomore forward David Chiotti played just 19 minutes in the game, mostly due to foul trouble. He scored eight points on 2-5 shooting, 4- 5 from the foul line. He also did not have a rebound for the third time this season.