New Mexico vs. Wyoming :: Post-Game Notes
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  02/03/2009

Feb. 3, 2009

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  • New Mexico's five MWC wins have been by 25, 19, 17, 18 and 29, an average winning margin of 21.6 points...UNM is 6-0 when scoring 80+ points this season and 8-0 when winning by 16 or more points

  • New Mexico held Wyoming to season-lows in points scored (57) and field goals made (17)...the Cowboys 20 points in the first half is their lowest total in any half this season

  • The last four visitors to The Pit have all been held to a season low for points (Air Force, BYU, Colorado State, Wyoming)

  • New Mexico is shooting 50.8% (125- 246) from the floor the past five games... UNM has made 77.2% (149-193) of its free throws the past 8 games

  • UNM made 11-of-22 3-pointers tonight...the Lobos are now shooting 43.8% from 3-point in MWC games and 45.9% in the last seven league games...the overall season percentage is now 39.4%

  • New Mexico improved to 5-0 when committing fewer than 10 turnovers...the Lobos committed only eight on the night

  • The Lobos outscored Wyoming 30-10 the final 10:51 of the first half, hitting 11 of 15 FGs...seven of those were 3s, five by Chad Toppert

  • The Lobos improve to 11-2 in the Pit and 4-0 in the conference at home this season

  • The Lobos have won 28 straight games when allowing less than 60 points and are 49-2 in such games since 2004-05

  • New Mexico has won three in a row over Wyoming and 5 of the past 6...the Lobos have won six in a row over the Cowboys in The Pit

  • In four career games against UNM in The Pit, Wyoming's Brandon Ewing has scored 26 points on 8-41 FGs and 5-20 from 3-point range

  • The Lobo bench outscored the Cowboys 37-7

Senior Chad Toppert

  • Game-high 17 points, 15 in the first half, on a season-high 6 FGs made...14th game with 10+ points this season...UNM is 4-0 when he leads them in scoring and 11-3 when he scores in double digits
  • He has averaged 17.6 points in his last 3 games against Wyoming
  • Matched season-high with five 3-pointers, all in the first half... 8-12 on 3-pointers in the past two games
  • Shooting 52.8% (19-36) from 3-point range in conference games

Senior Daniel Faris

  • 11 points, all in the second half, including UNM's first seven points coming out of the locker room at halftime
  • Game-high 8 rebounds
  • 43 points (17-27 FGs) and 24 rebounds in the past three games
  • 5-5 on FTs...Perfect from the free-throw line for the third time this season and fifth in career (min. 4 attempts)
  • 2 blocks for 12th game this season with multiple blocks

Senior Tony Danridge

  • 3 dunks moving into fifth all-time for career dunks with 72
  • 11 points for 19th game in double figure scoring this season
  • Shooting 84 percent (38-45) on FTs the past eight games

Junior Roman Martinez

  • 15 points on 5-10 FGs, 3-5 3-pointers while picking up five rebounds...14th game in double figure scoring
  • The Lobos are 9-1 when he plays more than 30 minutes

Freshman Nate Garth

  • Scored all seven points in the span of 1:10 in the second half
  • Five assists for 10th game with 5 or more assists