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New Mexico vs. Utah - Postgame Notes
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  02/19/2011

Feb. 19, 2011

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  • New Mexico loses to Utah 62-60 on a 3-pointer at the buzzer by the Utes' Chris Hines...UNM is 17-10 overall, 5-7 in the Mountain West Conference and has lost 3 in a row

  • Utah's last lead before the game-winning shot was 25-24 with 3:10 left in the 1st half...UNM's biggest lead was 13 (46-33) with 13:35 left in the game...Utah led for a total of 4 minutes and 9 seconds on the night

  • Of the Lobos' 7 MWC losses this season, 4 have been by 6 points or less

  • The Lobos' 8-game winning streak against Utah in The Pit comes to an end...the Utes' last win here was 81-51 on Jan. 21, 2002

  • UNM shot a season-low 35.8% (19-53) from the floor and 25% (4-16) from 3-point...the past 4 games, the Lobos have shot 38.7% (88-227) overall and 27% (20-74) from 3-point

  • Tonight's attendance was 15,333...average attendance for 14 home games is 14,812...that's UNM's highest season average since 15,186 in 2002-03

  • UNM has made a 3-pointer in 650 consecutive games...the last time it didn't was Jan. 3, 1991, going 0-8 against Colorado State

    Head coach Steve Alford

  • Coached his 620th career game
  • 401-219 in his 20-year coaching career
  • 93-36 in his 4th season at New Mexico
  • 21-6 in February games while at UNM
  • 23-5 in 2nd half of MWC regular season while at UNM
  • 44-23 in his coaching career against MWC teams
  • 42-18 in regular season MWC games while at UNM
  • 61-7 in all home games at UNM, 25-5 in MWC home games
  • 5-3 in his career against Utah, 3-0 at Albuquerque

    Senior G Dairese Gary

  • Made his 124th consecutive start, the longest current streak in the nation
  • Game-high 21 points on 3-5 from 3-point and 8-8 FTs, and 5 assists in 38 min.
  • Tied former teammate Tony Danridge (2005-09) for 7th place all-time at UNM with 129 career games played and is in 4th place with 124 career starts
  • UNM Career Rankings: 15th with 1,354 career points, 3rd with 501 FTs made, 3rd with 666 FTs attempted, 5th with 527 assists and 8th with 156 steals
  • UNM is 8-10 this year when he scores in double figures, 9-0 when he does not

    Junior F Drew Gordon

  • Set an MWC record and tied an arena record with a career-high 23 rebounds

  • The 23 rebounds ties for the most in an NCAA game this season...Morehead State's Kenneth Faried - the nation's leading rebounder - had 23 against Tennessee State on Jan. 27, 2011

  • Gordon's 8th double-double of the season came in his 15th minute of play (1:27 mark of the 1st half)...he finished with 17 points

  • 23 rebounds ties for 4th-most in UNM history; the record is 26 by Tom King against Wyoming at Johnson Gym on Feb. 13, 1960

    Most Rebounds in The Pit
    23, Lew Alcindor (UCLA) vs. New Mexico State, March 15, 1968 (NCAA Tournament game)

    23, Darry Minniefield (UNM) vs. Utah, March 3, 1972

    23, Steve Malcovic (San Diego State) vs. UNM, Feb. 24, 1979

    23, Drew Gordon (UNM) vs. Utah, Feb. 19, 2011

    Old MWC Rebound Record
    22, Adam Waddell (Wyoming) vs. Utah, Jan. 27, 2010
    22, Jason Smith (Colorado State) vs. Wyoming, Feb. 24, 2007

    Freshman G Kendall Williams

  • 12 points, 4 assists and 2 steals in 34 minutes
  • 119 assists on the season is the 3rd-highest total by a UNM freshman
  • 43 steals are 3rd-most by a Lobo freshman and just 5 from passing Phil Smith's record of 47 set in 1980-91
  • 304 points ranks No. 8 by a Lobo freshman
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    5:00 PM - 
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    Saturday, January 03
    6:00 PM - 
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    Tuesday, January 06
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    Saturday, January 10
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    at Utah State
    Wednesday, January 14
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    Sunday, January 18
    4:00 PM - 
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    Wednesday, January 21
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