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Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  01/12/2008

Jan. 12, 2008

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New Mexico Basketball Postgame Notes vs. San Diego State
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Albuquerque, N.M. - The Pit

- New Mexico (14-3, 1-1 MWC) falls to San Diego State (12-4, 2-0 MWC) 72-67 in the Lobos' first Mountain West Conference home game

- UNM loses for the first time in 11 home games this season and has its season-long 7-game win streak snapped

- San Diego State has won 5 straight in the series and becomes the 4th Lobo opponent ever to win 3 in a row in The Pit, joining UTEP (4 - 1983-86), Arizona (3 - 1975-77) and Utah (3 - 1995-96).

- The last 4 games in the series have been decided by 7 points or less

- UNM lost for the first time with the starting lineup of Chad Toppert, Roman Martinez, Daniel Faris, Dairese Gary, and J.R. Giddens (7-1)

- New Mexico's opponents have shot 36.8% (112-304) from the floor in the last 5 games

- San Diego State missed its first 6 FGs and was 11-33 (33.3%) in the 1st half, but hit 51.9% of its shots (14-27) in the 2nd half

- The Aztecs were 2-14 from beyond the arc in the 1st half, but hit 4-7 in the 2nd half

- SDSU hit 15-18 free throws in the second half, including 13-14 in the final 1:10, and finished the game 16-21 (76.2%)

- The Aztecs entered the game ranked 8th in the MWC in free throw percentage (67.1%)

- After holding a 23-21 advantage on the boards in the 1st half, UNM was outrebounded by 14 (24-10) in the 2nd half

- Tonight's attendance was a season-high 17,464

- UNM led by 11, 28-17, with 5:14 left in the 1st half, but was outscored 55-39 over the final 25 minutes

- The Lobos missed 10 of first 14 shots in the 2nd half and SDSU opened the period with a 14-4 run to take its first lead, 39-37, with 14:35 to play

Senior G J.R. Giddens
- Season-high 24 points and 11 rebounds for his 3rd double-double in the last 4 games

- Now has 5 double-doubles on the season and 8 in his career

- Over 20 points for the 3rd time this season and 10th time in his career

- Averaging 19.0 points and 11.6 rebounds in his last 5 games

- Averaging a career-high 8.6 rebounds/game this year...last year averaged 6.5.

- Scored 11 straight points for the Lobos in an 8-minute span until Chad Toppert's three with 51 seconds to play

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