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New Mexico Men's Basketball Postgame Notes
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  02/11/2010

Feb. 11, 2010

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(15/23) New Mexico at (23/25) UNLV
Feb. 10, 2010
Las Vegas, Nev.

Team

• New Mexico wins its 8th straight game with a 76-66 victory at UNLV...the Lobos improve to 22-3 overall and 8-2 in the Mountain West Conference

• Picked to finish 5th in the MWC in the preseason, UNM is now in sole possession of 1st place in the league

• New Mexico has set a school-record with 5 wins (5-0) over ranked teams in a season

• UNM never trailed tonight...it led 61-43 with 11:40 remaining, but UNLV whittled that margin to 65-63 with 3:38 to go

• The Lobos recorded their largest rebound margin of the season at +22 (45-23), including 17-8 on the offensive glass

• New Mexico shot a season-high 93% (13-14) at the FT line, including 9-9 by point guard Dairese Gary

• The Lobos have won 22 of their first 25 games for only the 3rd in school history: 23-2 in 1967-68 and 22-3 in 1977-78

• UNM had lost its last 4 games to UNLV at the Thomas and Mack Center and was 1-9 at UNLV since the Mountain West Conference started in 2000

• New Mexico has won 8 straight conference games for the first time since an 8-game run in 1997-98

• The Lobos are 8-2 away from home in 2009-10, 7-2 in true road games and 1-0 at neutral sites...UNM has won 4 straight MWC road games

• Head coach Steve Alford is 68-24 in his tenure at New Mexico, 21-15 on the road and 13-8 in MWC road games

• UNM was 9 of 47 on 3-pointers in its 3 previous games against UNLV...the Lobos were 11 of 21 tonight

• UNM has used the same starting lineup in all 25 games this season

• The Lobos have won 28 consecutive games (19-0 this season) when scoring 70 or more points

• UNM has made at least one 3-pointer in 613 straight games...the last time it didn't was Jan. 3, 1991, missing on 8 attempts against Colorado State

• New Mexico is 54-127 (42.5%) from 3-point the past 6 games, an average of 9 treys a game...that comes after making just 27% the previous 8 games when it averaged 4.6 3s a game

Individual

Junior Darington Hobson
• consecutive double-doubles for 1st time this season with 16 points and 13 rebounds tonight
• 7th double-double of the season
• 64 points (22-35 FGs, 7-9 3s, 13-17 FTs), 33 rebounds, 16 assists and 9 steals the past 3 games

Senior Roman Martinez
• 16 points on 4-8 from 3-point...most 3-pointers since 4 against Northern Arizona on Dec. 16
• Lobos are 34-6 all-time when he plays more than 30 minutes o 9 rebounds, giving him 577 for his career and moving into 14th place all-time at UNM

Junior Dairese Gary
• 15 points, 12 coming in the 2nd half...was 9 of 9 at the FT line o 73 of 89 (82%) from the FT line in 10 MWC games o started his 87th straight game • UNM is 19-2 all-time when he has 5 or more assists...he had 6 tonight

Sophomore G Phillip McDonald
• 13 points and a season-high 8 rebounds in a career-high 38 minutes
• 26 of 53 (49%) from 3-point in MWC games

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