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New Mexico vs. Colorado Postgame Notes
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  12/23/2010

Dec. 23, 2010

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New Mexico vs. Colorado - Postgame Notes
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 - Las Vegas, Nev.

- New Mexico improves to 10-1 with an 89-76 victory over Colorado in the semifinals of the Las Vegas Classic

- The Lobos never trailed tonight

- The Lobos have won 8 in a row and are 40-6 since the start of the 2009-10 season

- UNM shot 61.2% (30-49) from the floor, the best since Feb. 19, 2005 against BYU (62%, 31-60.....UNM started the game by making 10 of it first 13 FGs

- UNM shot a season-high 86% (24-28) from the FT line and made its last 14 attempts...the Lobos have made 44-54 FTs (81%) the past two games

- After committing just 14 turnovers in the previous two games, UNM was guilty of 18 tonight

- UNM is 37-1 under Steve Alford when scoring 80 points or more

- UNM is 34-2 in its last 36 games when outrebounding its opponent; the Lobos had a 35-23 edge tonight and it's 160-103 in UNM's favor the past 4 games, an advantage of more than 14 boards a game

Head coach Steve Alford
- Coached his 604th career game
- 394-210 in his 20-year coaching career
- 86-27 in his fourth season at New Mexico
- 30-22 in road and neutral games while at UNM
- 49-16 against non-conference opponents while at UNM
- 56-5 in The Pit overall, 35-2 against non-conference competition

Senior G Dairese Gary
- 18 points, including 10-10 FTs
- Passed Willie Long (1969-71) for 5th place all-time at UNM with 430 FTs made; still 6th at UNM with 582 FTs attempted
- 23rd place all-time at UNM with 1,135 career points; 25 points from moving into 19th place
- Made his 108th consecutive start tonight, which is the longest current streak in the nation
- 27 assists and 5 turnovers the past 5 games
- Since the start of 2008-09, UNM is 30-2 when Gary has five or more assists in a game

Freshman G Kendall Williams
- 18 points and he set a career-high for the 3rd straight game with 11 assists
- 11 assists are the most by a Lobo freshman since John Robinson II had 11 at Fresno State on Jan. 4, 1999
- 25 assists and 4 turnovers the past 3 games, 54 assists and 22 turnovers for the season
- Tied a career-high for the second straight game with 7 FTs made
- Averaging 16 points and 6.4 assists the past 5 games

Junior G Phillip McDonald
- 14 points on 6-10 FGs and 2-5 from 3-point
- Scored in double figures in all 8 games he's played in 2010-11

Junior F A.J. Hardeman
- 9 points on 3-4 FGs; 30-44 FGs (68%) the past 8 games
- UNM is 18-1 when he's scored in double figures in his career
- Started his 46th consecutive game tonight

Freshman C Alex Kirk
- Tied a career-high with 10 rebounds, 9 of those coming in the 1st half
- Added 6 points in 22 minutes

Freshman G Tony Snell
- Tied a career-high with 7 points off the bench

Junior F Drew Gordon
- 10 points and 7 rebounds in 20 minutes off the bench

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