Postgame Notes
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  12/11/2008

Dec. 11, 2008

Recap |  Box Score

New Mexico 57, San Diego 54

• The Lobos got their first win in four tries this season away from Albuquerque

• UNM held USD to just 27.3% accuracy from the field (15-55), including 24% (7-29) in the 2nd half...the Toreros' last basket of the game came at the 8:56 mark...they missed their final 12 attempts from the floor, 9 of those from 3-point...USD was 9-25 from 3-point (36%), but only 20% (6 of 30) from 2-point range

• Opponents are now shooting 37.3% against the Lobos this season

• New Mexico won despite making 0 FGs in the final 7:01 and only 2 buckets in the last 14:02

• UNM shot a season-high 58% (7-12) from 3-point range, but just 14 of 35 (40%) from inside the arc

• The Lobos have won 25 straight games when allowing less than 60 points, and they are 46-2 since 2004-05

Senior Daniel Faris
• 6 points and he set career-highs with 13 rebounds and 6 blocks...has blocked a shot in every game this season and now has 20 on the year, 8 in the past 2 games and 66 for his career, which is 11 away from 10th all-time at UNM

Junior Roman Martinez
• Finished with a team-high 12 points on 5-8 FGs and 2-4 from 3-point in a season-high 37 minutes...also grabbed 6 rebounds...scoreless with 1 board in a season-low 16 minutes last Saturday against Southern Miss when he was fighting an ilness

Senior Chad Toppert
• 11 points (3-6 FGs) in 23 minutes off the bench and he was 3-5 from 3-point range...13 straight games with a 3-pointer...passed Charles Smith for 4th place all-time at UNM with 208 career treys...it was Toppert's 5th game this season scoring in double figures (33rd career)...UNM is 4-1 when he scores 10 or more this year...is 10 of 19 from 3-point over the past 3 games, raising his season accuracy to 42.1%