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Post Game Notes
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  03/22/2013

March 22, 2013

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New Mexico Basketball Postgame Notes
(10 AP / 10 Coaches) UNM vs. Harvard
Thursday, March 21, 2013 *** NCAA Tournament 2nd Round *** Salt Lake City, Utah


• West Regional 3-seed New Mexico ends the season at 29-6 following a 68-62 loss to 14-seed Harvard (20-9)

• UNM is 8-15 in 15 NCAA Tournament appearances

• The Lobos lost their first game to an Ivy League school (14-1)

• Harvard shot 52.4% (22-42) from the floor, just the 4th time this season an opponent has made 50% or better (Idaho 51.1% in The Pit and USC 5.19% in The Pit and Air Force 58.6% on the road)

• The Lobos started the game missing 11 of their first 12 FGs and shot 37.5% (21-56) from the floor and 21.4% (3-14) from 3-point

• UNM's two big men - Alex Kirk and Cameron Bairstow - combined to make 13-28 FGs...the remaining 6 Lobos were 8 of 28 (28.6%)

• UNM posted a season-high 12 steals

• New Mexico was 13-3 on the season in game decided by 8 points or less

• The Lobos were 14-5 away from Albuquerque this season (9-4 road, 5-1 neutral)...since the start of the 2011-12 season, New Mexico is 28-10 in its last 38 games away from The Pit, including 18-6 in the past 24 games

• UNM seniors Chad Adams and Jamal Fenton won a school record 109 games, an average of 27.3 victories a year...the Lobos were 107-31 in their four seasons with 3 regular-season conference championships, 2 conference tournament titles and 3 NCAA Tournament appearances

• The Lobos had won 17 straight games when they wore their silver uniforms

• UNM started 5 underclassmen - 3 juniors and 2 sophomores - the last 15 games and they were 12-3

• UNM is 180-73 all-time when nationally ranked, 121-8 in The Pit, 42-51 on the road and 17-14 neutral

• UNM has made a 3-point FG in 728 straight games...the last game without a 3 was Jan. 3, 1991 at Colorado State (0-for-8)

Head coach Steve Alford
• 463-235 in his 22nd season as a head coach
• 155-52 in his 6th year at New Mexico, 92-11 in The Pit, 47-30 on the road and 16-11neutral
• 5-7 in the NCAA Tournament, 2-3 at UNM
• 83-26 in non-conference games, 52-4 in The Pit, 18-11 on the road and 13-11 neutral
• 36-14 when UNM is ranked, 20-2 in The Pit, 11-8 on the road and 5-4 neutral
• 22-11 in March games at UNM, 8-0 in The Pit, 6-4 on the road and 8-7 neutral
• 16-7 against ranked opponents while at UNM, 6-2 at home, 7-3 on the road and 3-2 at neutral sites
• 10-5 in overtime games at UNM, 7-2 in the Mountain West regular season and 7-1 on the road
• 4 MW regular-season championships (outright or shared) in 2009, '10, '12 and `13
• 2 MW Tournament title (2012 and 2013)
• Three-time MW Coach of the Year

Sophomore C Alex Kirk
• 9th double-double of the season with 22 points and 12 rebounds in 35 minutes
• attempted a career-high 18 shots from the floor
• 63 blocks, good for 9th place in a single season at UNM
• made 25 of his last 29 FTs oon the season
• 282 rebounds this season, 15th best at UNM

Junior F Cameron Bairstow
• 15 points and 9 rebounds in 29 minutes
• averaged 13.8 points and 8.3 rebounds the last 8 games
• averaged 12.6 points, 7.4 rebounds and 30.1 minutes as a starter the past 15 games
• made his 19th start of the season
• played in 10 career games

Junior G Tony Snell
• 9 points on 4-12 FGs and 1-6 from 3-point
• had a career-high 3 steals
• 10th at UNM with 434 career 3-point attempts
• played in 104 career games with 70 consecutive starts, and 77 overall
• 952 career points

Junior G Kendall Williams
• 8 points on 1-6 FGs and 6-6 FTs
• 0 assists for the 1st time in 57 games, since St. Louis on Dec. 31, 2011
• 79 points in final 8 games since scoring 46 at Colorado State on Feb. 23
• 7th place all-time at UNM with 449 career assists
• 17th all-time at UNM with 1,269 career points
• UNM is 38-5 in Williams' career when he has at least 5 assists in a game
• played in 103 career games with 98 starts

Sophomore PG Hugh Greenwood
• scoreless in 32 minutes
• New Mexico is 54-10 in his 64 career starts

Senior F Chad Adams
• 10th all-time at UNM with 128 career games played

Senior G Jamal Fenton
• 6 points on 2-5 FGs, 2-3 from 3 and 3 steals
• tied with Roman Martinez, Rob Robbins and Mike Winters for 3rd all-time at UNM with 133 games played

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