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Postgame Notes - New Mexico vs. Wyoming (Feb. 9, 2011)
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  02/09/2011

Feb. 9, 2011

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New Mexico vs. Wyoming - Postgame Notes
Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011 - Albuquerque, N.M.

  • New Mexico defeats Wyoming 68-57...the Lobos have won 4 in a row and are 17-7 overall, 5-4 in the Mountain West Conference

  • UNM has won 8 straight against Wyoming in The Pit

  • The Lobos have won 49 straight games when allowing less than 60 points...the last loss was 51-46 to Air Force on Feb. 22, 2006...New Mexico is 42-0 under Steve Alford when allowing less than 60 points

  • The Lobos have 93 wins in Steve Alford's 3-plus years...that ties for the 2nd -most wins for any 4-year span in school history...the record is 102 from 1996-99

  • UNM shot a season-low 37.7% (23-61) from the floor tonight...the previous low was 37.9% (22-58) against San Diego State..the Lobos started tonight's game making just 3 of its first 15 FGs as Wyoming had an 11-7 lead

  • Attendance was 14,758; average attendance in 2010-11 is 14,772 for 13 games...that is UNM's highest average attendance since 15,186 in 2002-03

  • UNM has made a 3-pointer in 647 consecutive games...the last time it didn't was Jan. 3, 1991, going 0-8 against Colorado State

Head coach Steve Alford

  • Coached his 617th career game
  • 401-216 in his 20-year coaching career
  • 93-33 in his 4th season at New Mexico
  • 21-3 in February games while at UNM, including 12 straight wins
  • 23-2 in the 2nd half of the Mountain West Conference season while at UNM
  • 44-20 in his coaching career against MWC teams
  • 42-15 in regular season MWC games while at UNM
  • 61-6 in home games at UNM, 25-4 in MWC home games
  • 7-2 in his career against Wyoming, 4-0 at The Pit

Senior G Dairese Gary

  • Made his 121st consecutive start, the longest current streak in the nation
  • Tied Charles Smith (1994-97) for 9th place all-time at UNM with 126 career games played
  • Remains in 15th place all-time at UNM with 1,299 career points, 5th place with 513 career assists and 9th place with 152 career steals
  • 3rd all-time in MWC history with 647 career FTs attempted and 4th with 484 FTs attempted

Junior F Drew Gordon

  • 16 points and a career-high 18 rebounds for his 7th double-double in the past 10 games
  • Had 9 offensive rebounds
  • Most rebounds by a Lobo in a regulation game since Kenny Thomas had 18 against New Hampshire on Dec. 28, 1998; J.R. Giddens had 19 at UTEP (in overtime) on Jan. 2, 2008
  • The last time a Lobo had more than 18 rebounds in a regulation game was 22 by Lewis LaMar against Fresno State on Feb. 26, 1994
  • Has led UNM in rebounding in 12 straight games (and 12 of the 15 games he has played as a Lobo
  • Averaging 14.3 ppg and 11.4 rpg in 9 MWC games

Freshman G Tony Snell

  • Scored a career-high 19 points on a career-best 5 3s
  • Was 5 of 9 from 3-point; the rest of the team was 0 of 11
  • Tied a career-best with 35 minutes played
  • 35 points in the last 2 home games on 9-15 FGs from 3-point
  • Made his 3rd start of the season, and 2nd in a row

Freshman G Kendall Williams

  • 6 points, 7 assists and 2 steals
  • 278 points is the 8th-best season total by a Lobo freshman
  • 108 assists, the 5th-best season total for a UNM freshman
  • 2 steals, giving him a team-high 39, the 3rd-most by a UNM freshman (Phil Smith had 47 in 1980-81)
Tuesday, December 23
7:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
at Grand Canyon
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
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