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New Mexico vs. San Diego State Post-Game Notes
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  02/13/2008

Feb. 13, 2008

Men's Basketball Postgame Notes
New Mexico at San Diego State
Feb. 13, 2008 - Albuquerque, N.M.

  • UNM beats San Diego State 73-63 for its 3rd straight win...the Lobos are now 19-6 overall and 6-4 in the MWC, tied with San Diego State for 3rd place in the MWC...the Aztecs are 16-8 overall

  • New Mexico halts a 5-game losing streak against San Diego State

  • The Lobos have won 3 straight conference games for the first time since a 4-game run from Feb. 4-15, 2006

  • UNM never trailed tonight

  • The Lobos' first 16 points came from 6 different players

  • The Lobos are 5-5 on the road this season...they were 3-19 the previous 2 seasons and 8-43 in five years from 2003-07

  • New Mexico is 17-0 this season when holding opponents to less than 70 points and 17-2 when leading at halftime

  • The Lobos came into the game 2nd in the nation in 3-point shooting at 42.6%, and that percentage is now 43% after UNM canned 10 of 18 against SDSU...the Lobos made their first 5 attempts from 3-point and 24 of their 37 points in the 1st-half points came via the 3-pointer, making 8 of 11 from long range

    Senior J.R. Giddens

  • on his 23rd birthday, 22 points and 11 rebounds for his 2nd straight double-double, 8th of the season and the 11th of his collegiate career
  • 7 of 8 from the floor, including a season-high 3 treys in 3 attempts
  • added 4 assists, 2 steals and a career-high 4 blocks
  • stats for the past 2 games: 58 points on 22-32 FGs, 5-9 3s, 9-13 FTs, plus 22 rebounds, 7 assists, 8 steals and 5 blocks
  • scored 77 points the past 3 games, or 25.7 ppg
  • has made 37 of 53 FGs (70%) the past 4 games, increasing his accuracy in MWC games to 55%

    Senior Jamaal Smith

  • came off the bench to score 13 points on 2-5 FGs, including 2-2 from 3-point, and 7-8 FTs
  • 7 of 7 from 3-pt. the past 3 games and 55.2% (32-58) on the season

    Freshman Dairese Gary

  • 12 points, 9 coming in the 2nd half
  • 22 assists and just 4 turnovers in the past 6 games, covering 164 minutes

    Junior Chad Toppert

  • 8 points off the bench, but just 2 of 8 from 3-point
  • 48 points the past 3 games
  • has made a 3-pointer in 18 straight games
  • season accuracy is now 48.9% (69-141) in all games and 51.6% (32-62) in MWC action
  • career accuracy from 3-point is 45.8% (168-367), 1st all-time at UNM...Troy DeVries is 2nd at 44.95%
  • has 169 3-pointers in his career, 8th place all-time at UNM
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