Dec. 15, 2007
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New Mexico vs. Texas Tech
Dec. 15, 2007 Albuquerque, N.M.
The Lobos beat Texas Tech 80-63 to improve its record to 9-2...Texas Tech is now 6-4
The Lobos' 81.8% (9-11) accuracy from 3-point is a school record and tied the Mountain West Conference record (San Diego State - Dec. 15, 2006)...the previous record was 72.2% (13-18) vs. San Francisco State in 2003.
UNM made its first 8 attempts from 3-point, including Dairese Gary's one-handed, off-balance 40-footer at the halftime buzzer...the Lobos were 6 of 6 in the 1st half and finished the game making 3-5
New Mexico has won 29 consecutive non-conference home games and 45 of its last 46
All 10 Lobos had scored at the 4:11 mark of the first half when Roman Martinez made two FTs
UNM outrebounded Texas Tech 21-11 in the 1st half and 30-23 for the game
Steve Alford is now 2-4 in head-to-head coaching match-ups against Bob Knight...after winning his first 3 games at The Pit, Knight has now lost two in a row in Albuquerque, also falling to West Virginia in a 2005 Sweet 16 game.
UNM held Texas Tech's leading scorers - Martin Zeno and Alan
Voskuil - to a combined 5 points and 0 rebounds...the duo came into the game averaging a combined 30.3 points and 10.1 rebounds...Zeno was held scoreless and had just 1 FG attempt in 5 minutes, while Voskuil (1-6 FGs, 2-2 FTs) didn't score until 3:31 into the second half.
New Mexico set a season-high with 11 steals and matched its season high with 6 blocks
Texas Tech's 20 turnovers were a season-high
Attendance was a season-high 16,720, pushing the season average to 12,788
Freshman Dairese Gary Scored a career-high 18 points by making a career-best 4-4 3-pointers
Sophomore Roman Martinez Tied a career-high with 7 rebounds
Career-high 6 assists with just 1 turnover
Also 5 points, 1 block, and 1 steal in 24 minutes
Junior Johnnie Harris (12 min.) and Monquel Pegues (15 min.) Combined for 10 points, 9 rebounds and 2 blocks.
Harris tied his season-high with 5 rebounds
Senior J.R. Giddens Scored 13 points, his first game in double figures in 4 games
Tied career-high with 4 steals