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Post Game Notes
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  03/03/2011

March 3, 2011

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* New Mexico stuns No. 3 BYU 82-64...UNM is 19-11 overall, 7-8 in the Mountain West Conference, and all alone in 5th place

* The Lobos never trailed tonight

* UNM sweeps the season series from BYU; the Lobos beat the 9th-ranked Cougars 86-77 in Albuquerque on Jan. 29

* The 18-point victory is UNM's largest on the road this season, and widest since beating Air Force 73-50 on Jan. 20, 2010

* The last time UNM defeated a top-3 opponent was Dec. 21, 1999, a 70-68 victory at No. 2 Arizona

* The last time Steve Alford defeated a top-3 team was Dec. 15, 2001, an 83-65 triumph for Iowa at No. 2 Missouri

* UNM has 6 straight wins over BYU when the Cougars come into the game with a national ranking

* New Mexico is 8-3 in its last 11 games against top-10 teams

* The Lobos shot 45% (9-20) from 3-point, the best accuracy in an MWC game this season...UNM came into the game shooting 33.5% from the arc, 28% (31-110) in its past 6 games

* UNM held BYU to 19% (5-26) shooting from 3-point, and 33.8% overall

* New Mexico outrebounded BYU 45-29

* The Lobos have a 4-game winning streak against BYU for the first time since 4 in a row in 1999-2000

* Before tonight, UNM was the last team to beat BYU at the Marriott Center; 83-81 on Feb. 27, 2010

* UNM has won 30 straight games when scoring 80 or more points...under head coach Steve Alford, the Lobos are 41-1 when scoring 80 or more, 13-0 in MWC games

* The Lobos have tied a school record with 16 true road wins over the past 2 seasons...UNM also had 16 in 2008-09 / 2009-10

* New Mexico is now 30-22 on the road under 4th-year head coach Steve Alford...UNM was 28-77 on the road in the 10 seasons before Alford came to UNM

* UNM has made a 3-pointer in 653 consecutive games...the last time it didn't was Jan. 3, 1991, going 0-8 against Colorado State

Head coach Steve Alford
* Coached his 623rd career game
* 403-220 in his 20-year coaching career
* 95-37 in his 4th season at New Mexico
* 25-6 in the 2nd half of the MWC regular season while at

UNM
* 46-24 in his coaching career against MWC teams
* 44-19 in regular season MWC games while at UNM
* 30-22 in all road games at UNM, 19-13 in MWC road games
* 5-3 in his career against BYU, 2-2 in Provo

Senior G Dairese Gary
* 11 points on 11-14 FTs
* Played 24 minutes, his fewest in an MWC games this season; had played all but 5 minutes of the previous 5 games
* 95 wins in his career at UNM, 1 shy of tying Kenny Thomas (1996-99) for most by a scholarship player
* Made his 127th start (all consecutively), the longest current streak in the nation and 2nd all-time at UNM; Rob Robbins (1988-91) is No. 1 at 133
* Tied Luc Longley (1988-91) for 5th place at UNM with 132 career games played
* 13th place all-time at UNM with 1,423 career points; also 3rd with 523 FTs made, 3rd with 695 FTs attempted, 5th with 545 assists and 8th with 161 steals

Junior G Phillip McDonald
* 26 points on 9-14 FGs, 5-8 from 3 and 3-3 FTs; 1 point shy of his career high set in The Pit against Colorado State on Jan. 12
* Was just 7-35 from 3-point in the previous 8 games before tonight
* 49 points the past 3 games, 16.3 ppg

Junior F Drew Gordon
* 15 points, 16 rebounds and 2 steals for his 10th double-double of the season and 9th in 15 MWC games
* 10 points and 9 rebounds in the 2nd half
* Now averaging 12.6 points and 10.6 rebounds in all games and 13.9 points and 11.9 rebounds in MWC contests

Freshman G Kendall Williams
* 15 points on 6-11 FGs, 3-5 from 3, plus 7 assists and just 1 turnover in 29 minutes
* 333 points ranks No. 3 in a season by a Lobo freshman; only Kenny Thomas (484 in 1995-96) and John Robinson II (346 in 1998-99) scored more
* 45 steals, 3 from passing Phil Smith (1981-84) for most by a Lobo freshman

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