Post Game Notes
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  02/14/2004

Feb. 14, 2004

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  • New Mexico has lost 23 straight road games, 24 in a row including neutral sites, and 16 MWC road games in a row

  • UNM is now 11-2 in games decided by 10 points or more, 2-7 when the margin is under double figures

  • The Lobos were swept by Air Force in conference play for the first time ever...UNM and AFA have been conference mates since 1980-81 when both were members of the Western Athletic Conference...Air Force has won three straight and four of the past five overall and four in a row at the Academy

  • Nailing their first four shots, including three 3s, UNM grabbed an 11-2 lead...the Falcons stormed back with a 15-4 burst to take a 17-15 advantage

  • With UNM leading 27-26 at halftime, Air Force trailed at the break for the first time in 11 home games and for only the fourth time in 21 games overall...New Mexico became just the third team this season to score more than 25 points in the first period against the Falcons...the 27 first-half points scored by the Lobos tied for the most against the Falcons at Clune Arena this season...Wyoming trailed Air Force 36-27 on Feb. 7

  • The Lobos had been 13-3 this season when leading at halftime

  • New Mexico made eight 3-pointers, the most against Air Force this season...Utah made 6 on Jan. 26...UNM also had the best 3-point percentage against the Falcons this year at 47% (8-17)

  • After taking a 41-34 lead with 11:23 left, New Mexico was outscored 17-9 the rest of the way...the Lobos finished 3 of 9 from the floor after grabbing that 7-point lead...meanwhile, the Falcons made 5 of their final 6 shots over the final 8:05 of the game

  • Sophomore walk-on Jeff Hart played 9 minutes and hit a clutch 3-pointer that gave UNM a 49-48 lead with 1:19 left in the game...coming into the game, Hart had played just 2 minutes in 3 MWC games and scored a total of 7 points in 11 games this season...his only 3 of the season came in the opener against San Francisco State...the 9 minutes is his most playing time since getting 10 against Northwestern State on Dec. 28

  • New Mexico was 8 of 9 from the FT line and has converted 37 of 40 (92.5%) the past two games

  • The frontcourt trio of Danny Granger, David Chiotti and Alfred Neale combined for 36 points and 19 rebounds...in the Lobos
  • 68-42 loss at Albuquerque last month, the threesome had 23 points and 9 rebounds with Chiotti and Neale getting just 10 points and 1 board

  • Troy DeVries did not score for the first time in 16 games as a Lobo...DeVries was 0-2 from the floor...he scored 3 points in two games against Air Force this season
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