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No. 23/rv New Mexico vs. TCU Postgame Notes
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  01/30/2010

Jan. 30, 2010

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Team

• New Mexico wins its 6th straight game with a 73-57 victory at TCU...the Lobos improve to 20-3 overall and 6-2 in the Mountain West Conference

• As the calendar goes, this year's Lobo team reached 20 wins quicker than any other...the previous best was in 1977-78 when UNM got to 20 on Feb. 14, 1978

• The 20-3 record is UNM's best since starting 21-3 in 1997-98

• The Lobos have posted three straight 20-win seasons (all under current head coach Steve Alford) for the first time since having 4 in a row from 1996-99...UNM has reached the 20-win plateau for the 23rd time, all coming since 1964

Steve Alford has won 20 games for the 11th time in 18 full seasons as a head coach

• The Lobos outrebounded TCU 40-25, including 23-11 in the 2nd half...UNM came into the game 1st in the MWC in rebounding margin at +6.7

• New Mexico shot 74% (20-27) from the FT line...the Lobos were 15-17 in the 2nd half and made their final 11 attempts

• The Lobos have won 3 straight MWC road games and are 7-2 away from Albuquerque this year...dating to last year, UNM is 5-1 in last 6 MWC road games

• UNM has used the same starting lineup in all 23 games this season

• The Lobos have won 26 consecutive games (17-0 this season) when scoring 70 or more points

• UNM has won 39 straight games (32-0 under Steve Alford) when holding opponents under 60 points

• UNM has made at least one 3-pointer in 611 straight games...the last time it didn't was Jan. 3, 1991, missing on 8 attempts against Colorado State

• New Mexico is 35-87 (40%) from 3-point the past 4 games, an average of 8.8 treys a game...that comes after making just 27% the previous 8 games when it averaged 4.6 3s a game

Individual
• The 5-man Lobo bench came up with 9 points and 13 rebounds
• The past 6 games, the reserves have contributed 115 points and 68 rebounds, averages of 19.2 points and 11.3 boards...that compares to averages of 8 points and 8 rebounds in the 2 MWC losses

Junior Darington Hobson
• 19 points, his best output since Dec. 29 when he scored 23 against Texas Tech, plus 8 rebounds, 6 assists and a career-high-tying 5 steals
• 2nd half numbers were 14 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 steal

Senior Roman Martinez
• 16 points and 7 rebounds in 36 minutes..best scoring game since 17 against Dayton on Jan. 1
• Lobos are 32-6 all-time when he plays more than 30 minutes
• hit 3 3-pointers for the first time since Jan. 5 when he had 3 at San Diego State
• 564 career rebounds, 17th all-time at UNM

Sophomore Phillip McDonald
• 18 points on 6-11 FGs and 3-6 from 3-point...also a season-high 6 rebounds
• averaging 15.8 ppg the past 4 games on 22-43 FGs (51%) and 15-26 (58%) from 3-point

Sophomore Will Brown
• a career-high 8 rebounds in 21 minutes
• 26 rebounds the past 4 games

Redshirt freshman Curtis Dennis
• came off the bench to score 6 points and get 3 rebounds
• 23 points the past 3 games after just 2 points in his previous 6 games

Junior Dairese Gary
• started his 85th straight game

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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