New Mexico vs. Houston Baptist Postgame Notes
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  01/03/2012

Jan. 3, 2012

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New Mexico Basketball Postgame Notes
Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012
UNM vs. Houston Baptist *** Albuquerque, N.M.
  • New Mexico (13-2) wins its 11th straight game, 98-61 over Houston Baptist (5-9)...the Lobos have their longest winning streak since 15 in a row from Jan. 13-March 11, 2010
  • It's the 11th time in program history - and 3rd time under 5th-year head coach Steve Alford - that UNM has won at least 11 consecutive games
  • UNM set season-highs for points (98) and FG pct. (63.8%, 37-58)...the FG accuracy is the best for a Steve Alford-coached Lobo team, and is UNM's highest since making 69.2% (27-39) at Air Force on Jan. 15, 2005
  • UNM enjoyed its best FG shooting game in The Pit since Dec. 1, 2004, when it made 64.3% (36-56) in a 99-80 victory over New Mexico State
  • The Lobos shot 73.3% (22-30) in the 1st half tonight, its best shooting half of the season
  • New Mexico led 53-29 at halftime, tying for the most 1st half points under head coach Steve Alford...UNM led Montana State 53-16 on Dec. 20, 2011
  • After recording a season-low 7 assists in last Saturday's win against Saint Louis, tonight's 7th assist came on UNM's 12th basket with 11:13 left in the 1st half
  • UNM's 1st turnover came at the 6:14 mark of the 1st half, a traveling call on Demetrius Walker...the Lobos finished with 10 turnovers
  • When scoring 80 or more points under head coach Steve Alford, the Lobos have won 35 straight games and are 47-1 overall...the only loss was 82-80 in overtime to Utah in the 2008 Mountain West Tournament in Las Vegas
  • UNM led at halftime (53-29) for the 14th time in 15 games...the Lobos are 13-1 when leading at the break in 2011-12
  • In 8 home games this season, UNM is 7-1 and has held opponents to 55.3 points a game, 36% (165-458) shooting overall and 25.1% (43-171) from 3-point
  • UNM has made a 3-point FG in 673 consecutive games...the last game without a 3 was Jan. 3, 1991 at Colorado State (0-for-8)

Head coach Steve Alford

  • 419-224 in his 21st season as a head coach, 111-41 in his 5th year at New Mexico
  • 66-22 in non-conference games at UNM
  • 70-9 in all UNM home games, 44-3 in non-conference games in The Pit
F Drew Gordon
  • 13 points and 10 rebounds for his 8th double-double of the season and 22nd of his career
G Tony Snell
  • 18 points on 7-11 FGs and 3-6 from 3-point...also 4 rebounds and 4 assists
G Demetrius Walker
  • 14 points and a career-high 8 assists
G Phillip McDonald
  • 11 points to pass Ira Harge (1962-64) for 26th place all-time at UNM with 1,022
  • made 3 3-pointers...still No. 8 all-time at UNM with 178 career 3s
G Jamal Fenton
  • had a season-high 4 steals