Post-Game Notes
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  01/01/2006

Jan. 1, 2006

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(16/16) New Mexico vs. New Mexico State
Jan. 1, 2006
The Pit/Bob King Court - Albuquerque, N.M.

Postgame Notes
Final Score: New Mexico 55, New Mexico State 42

• UNM improves to 10-3 while New Mexico State falls to 3-8...New Mexico has beaten New Mexico State 20 straight times since the last loss on Dec. 22, 1995, at The Pit...UNM now leads the all-time series 33-21

• The Lobos avoided losing consecutive games for the first time since Dec. 6 and 11, 2003...that was at home to South Carolina (69-52) and at San Francisco (43-37)

• UNM also avoided losing consecutive home games for the first time since Dec. 6 and 8, 1999, to Kentucky (62-52) and Texas Tech (66-59)

• The 42 points by New Mexico State are the fewest by a Lobo opponent this season...UNM held California to 46 in a 55-46 victory...it's the fewest points allowed since a 47-37 victory over Utah in the 2005 Mountain West Conference tournament final last March in Denver

• Senior Abbie Letz scored a career-high 27 points, making 10-of-20 FGs and 5-of-6 FTs...she had 22 of UNM's first 34 points...Letz added 10 rebounds for her 3rd double-double in the past four games, 4th of the season and 5th of her career...she also had a career-best 5 steals

• New Mexico trailed NMSU 33-28 with 13:49 remaining, but Abbie Letz scored the first six points during an 8-0 run to provide UNM a 36-33 lead...NMSU led again at 37-36, but Letz's 3-pointer made it 39-37 and the Lobos never trailed again

• UNM outscored the Aggies 27-9 in the final 13:49 of the game and 31-15 in the second half...the 15 second-half points by NMSU are the fewest allowed by UNM in any half since holding San Diego State to 15 in the first half on Feb. 24, 2005

• The Lobos scored on their last eight possessions today, getting 14 points on three baskets and eight free throws

• After making 6 of 11 3s in the first half, the Aggies missed all six of their attempts in the second period

• UNM was outrebounded 17-15 in the first half, but held a 20-13 edge after halftime and 35-30 for the game

• Attendance was 9,418