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Postgame Notes
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  01/26/2008

Jan. 26, 2008

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Men's Basketball Postgame Notes
New Mexico at BYU
Provo, Utah

  • UNM suffers its worst loss of the season in the 83-66 decision at BYU...the Lobos are now 16-5 overall and 3-3 in the MWC...BYU is 15-5 overall, 4-1 in the MWC and has won 42 straight games at the Marriott Center

  • UNM has lost 5 straight games to BYU for the first time since Jan. 3, 1980 - Jan. 4, 1982, also a 5-game skid

  • New Mexico has lost 8 in a row to the Cougars in Provo...UNM's last win at the Marriott Center was 78-74 on Feb. 17, 2000

  • BYU connected on its first 5 shots from 3-point in each half and finished the game making 13 of 16 (81.3%)...Wyoming also made 13 against UNM this year, but that was in double overtime

  • New Mexico committed a season-low 6 turnovers, but shot a season-worst 34.4% (22-63) from the field...UNM started the game just 4 of 18...BYU came into the game leading the MWC in FG pct. defense at 38.8%

    Freshman Dairese Gary

  • led UNM in scoring for the 2nd time this year with 17 points, plus 5 rebounds and 3 steals
  • has 7 steals in the past 2 games and 17 in the past 8 games
  • Junior Daniel Faris

  • 12 points and 8 rebounds
  • 27 points and 15 rebounds in 2 games this week against Utah and BYU
  • Junior Chad Toppert

  • 6 points on 2 of 4 shots from 3-point
  • has made a 3-pointer in 14 straight games
  • career accuracy from 3-point is 45.29% (154-340), 1st all-time at UNM...Troy DeVries is 2nd at 44.95%
  • has 154 3-pointers in his career, 8th place all-time at UNM
  • Senior J.R. Giddens

  • tied a season-low for the 3rd time this season with just 4 points on 2 of 8 shooting; he also had 4 in the win at Colorado and in a loss at New Mexico State
  • came into the BYU game with averages of 17 points and 10.5 rebounds in the previous 8 games
  • added 6 rebounds and 2 assists
  • Sunday, November 30
    2:00 PM - 
    Men's Basketball
    vs. USC (Toys For Tots)
    Wednesday, December 03
    7:00 PM - 
    Men's Basketball
    vs. New Mexico State
    Saturday, December 06
    6:00 PM - 
    Men's Basketball
    at Valparaiso
    Saturday, December 13
    6:00 PM - 
    Men's Basketball
    vs. UL Monroe (Youth Day/Mascot Mania)
    Wednesday, December 17
    8:00 PM - 
    Men's Basketball
    vs. Central Arkansas
    Saturday, December 20
    7:00 PM - 
    Men's Basketball
    at New Mexico State
    Tuesday, December 23
    7:00 PM - 
    Men's Basketball
    at Grand Canyon
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