Men's Basketball Postgame Notes - New Mexico vs. Weber State
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  12/23/2007

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• The Lobos beat Weber State 62-32...New Mexico improves to 11-2...Weber State is now 4-7

• The 32 points ties for the fewest by a Lobo opponent in The Pit, which opened in December of 1966...UNM beat BYU 74-32 on Feb. 3, 1997

• It also ties for the fewest points allowed by a Steve Alford-coached team in his 17-year coaching career...on March 12, 1999, in Charlotte, N.C., Alford's Southwest Missouri State team beat Wisconsin 43-32 in the 1st round of the NCAA Tournament

• New Mexico led 34-12 at halftime...Weber State shot just 20% (5-25) in the 1st half and committed 9 turnovers

• The 12 points scored by Weber State in the first half are the fewest by a UNM opponent since Dec. 29, 1972, when the Lobos had a 40-9 halftime lead over Dartmouth

• UNM is 11-2 for only the 2nd time in the past 7 seasons...the Lobos started 14-2 in 2004-05

• New Mexico has won 31 consecutive non-conference home games and 47 of the past 48

• UNM held Weber State to 22.9% (11-48) shooting, the lowest by an opponent since TCU shot 21% (13-62) on Feb. 11, 2006...Weber State came into the game shooting 47.6% on the season

• Points off Turnovers today: New Mexico 24, Weber State 2

• The Lobos jumped out to a 15-0 lead by making 6 of their first 7 FGs, including 2-2 from 3-point...Weber State did not score until the 13:48 mark of the first half, missing its first 5 shots from the floor

Senior J.R. Giddens
• 18 points (7-10 FGs, 2-3 3s, 2-4 FTs) and a team-high 9 rebounds
• best output in 9 games, since scoring 21 against Loyola Marymount
• shooting 50% (60-120) from the floor in 2007-08
• grabbed the Lobos' first 6 rebounds of the game

Senior Darren Prentice
• scored 9 points by making all 3 of his 3-point attempts
• had missed his last 6 shots from 3-point against Texas Tech and NMSU

Senior Jamaal Smith
• scored 9 points and pulled down a career-high 8 rebounds; his previous rebound best was 5 against Presbyterian earlier this year

Junior Chad Toppert
• converted 1 of 5 shots from 3-point, only the 2nd time this season he has not made at least 2 3s in a game
• his season accuracy is now 50% (36-72) while his career percentage of 45.3% (135-298) continues to be the best in UNM history
• has 135 3-pointers in his career, 5 from moving into the top-10 all-time at UNM