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New Mexico vs. Colorado State Postgame Notes
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  01/23/2010

Jan. 23, 2010

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Team

• New Mexico wins its fourth straight game with an 82-64 victory over Colorado State...the Lobos improve to 18-3 overall and 4-2 in the Mountain West Conference

• Tied at 22-all, the Lobos went on a 14-0 run to take a 36-22 advantage and never trailed by less than 12 points the rest of the game...reserve Curtis Dennis scored 5 points during the run...he came into the game averaging 2.7 points

• UNM's rebound margin was a season-high +18 (48-30), including 17-5 on the offensive glass...the previous high was 16 (49-33) against Louisiana Tech

• All 10 Lobos scored at least 5 points and had at least 2 rebounds

• UNM beats CSU for the 6th straight time...the Lobos are 26-3 against the Rams since Feb. 12, 1994, and have an 18-3 lead in MWC games

• The Lobos have won 24 consecutive games (15-0 this season) when scoring 70 or more points

• New Mexico is 21-1 in its last 22 home games and 44-5 in The Pit under 3rd-year head coach Steve Alford

• UNM has made at least one 3-pointer in 609 straight games...the last time it didn't was Jan. 3, 1991, missing on 8 attempts against Colorado State

• New Mexico is 21-49 (43%) from 3-point the past 2 games, an average of 10.5 treys a game...that comes after making just 27% the previous 8 games when it averaged 4.6 3s a game

Individual

The Bench (Chad Adams, Will Brown, Curtis Dennis, Jamal Fenton and Nate Garth)
• The 5-man Lobo bench came up with 27 points and 17 rebounds today
• The past 4 games, the reserves have contributed 87 points and 47 rebounds, averages of 21.8 points and 11.8 boards

Junior guard Dairese Gary
• a game-high 17 points on 3-5 FGs and a perfect 10-10 FTs...also 5 assists
• 51 of 62 (82%) from the FT line the past 7 games and 76% on the season
• started his 83rd straight game

Sophomore Phillip McDonald
• 11 points on 4-8 FGs and 3-5 from 3-point
• 51 points the past 3 games - 17 ppg - with 39 points coming from 3-pointers (13 of 23, 56.5%)

Senior Roman Martinez
• 12 points, 6 rebounds and a game-high 4 steals
• 553 career rebounds, moving past Mike Lucero (1962-64) and Rob Loeffel (1986-89) for 19th place at UNM

Sophomore Nate Garth
• tied a career-high with 5 rebounds

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