New Mexico Postgame Notes
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  12/05/2009

Dec. 5, 2009

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UNM vs. New Mexico State
Dec. 5, 2009
Albuquerque, N.M.


  • The Lobos improve to 8-0 with a 75-58 victory over New Mexico State...the Lobos led 41-18 at halftime

  • UNM is off to its best start since 1998-99 when it also started 8-0...the 8-0 beginning ties for the 7th-best opening by a New Mexico team

  • Steve Alford is off to his 3rd-fastest start in 15 seasons as a Div. I head coach...his 1996-97 Southwest Missouri State team began 10-0 while his 2000-01 Iowa squad started 9-0

  • The Lobos have defeated the Aggies 5 straight times, the longest run since taking 7 in a row from 1995-99

  • UNM has defeated New Mexico State 7 straight times in The Pit...it's the Lobos' longest home winning streak in the series since it won 10 in a row from 1941-51

  • The Lobos forced 31 New Mexico State turnovers, the most by a UNM opponent since Tennessee State had 33 on Dec. 21, 1991

  • New Mexico set a season-high with 15 steals

  • New Mexico State had a 36-32 rebounding edge, just the second opponent to gather more boards than UNM this season...UC Riverside had a 43-33 advantage in the season opener

  • New Mexico has won 15 straight home games and is 45-2 in its last 47 non-conference games at The Pit ...the last loss was 73-60 to UTEP on Jan. 6, 2009

  • Head coach Steve Alford is 38-4 in The Pit, 24-2 at home against non-conference competition

  • The Lobos have won 35 straight games when allowing less than 60 points...the last loss was 51-46 at Air Force on Feb. 22, 2006


    Senior forward Roman Martinez

  • 21 points on 6-12 FGs and 5-8 from 3-point, plus 8 rebounds o tied career-highs with the 5 3-pointers and 5 steals in 36 minutes
  • averaged 20 points and 7.4 rebounds in his last 5 games against the Aggies o UNM is 24-4 when he plays more than 30 minutes in a game

    Sophomore forward A.J. Hardeman

  • 12 points, 8 rebounds (5 offensive), 2 blocks and 2 steals in a career-high 29 minutes

    Junior forward Darington Hobson

  • 14 points and 6 rebounds
  • averaging 19.6 points and 9.4 rebounds over the past 5 games

    Sophomore guard Nate Garth

  • came off the bench to score 11 points for the second game in a row, tying a season-high o first time as a Lobo he has reached double figure scoring in consecutive games
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