New Mexico vs. San Diego - Postgame Notes
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Release:  11/28/2010

Nov. 28, 2010

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New Mexico vs. San Diego - Postgame Notes
Sunday, November 28, 2010 - The Pit/Bob King Court - Albuquerque, N.M.

  • New Mexico improves to 4-1 with a 75-46 victory over San Diego. USD is 1-4.

  • The Lobos have won four straight against San Diego and lead the all-time series 6-2.

  • The last time UNM held an opponent in the 40s was in a 75-49 decision over San Diego State in The Pit on Feb. 21, 2009 .... 47 games ago.

  • The Lobos have won 44 straight games when allowing less than 60 points. The last loss was 51-46 to Air Force on Feb. 22, 2006. New Mexico is now a perfect 37-0 under Steve Alford when allowing less than 60 points.

  • UNM has won 11 straight home games and 15 in a row at home against non-conference competition. The last non-conference home loss was to UTEP (73-60) on Jan. 6, 2009.

  • Head coach Steve Alford is 388-210 in his 20-year career, 80-27 in his fourth season at New Mexico. He is 53-5 in The Pit, 32-2 against non-conference competition.

  • Attendance was 14,661. Average attendance for four home games in 2010-11 is 14,898.

  • UNM's 30-point advantage of 64-34 was its largest of the season.

  • UNM ended the first half on a 13-3 run over the final 9:09 for a 32-18 lead. San Diego finished the half shooting 1-for-12 over that span.

  • New Mexico held USD scoreless for 6:34 of the first half, from 9:09 to the 2:35 mark. The Lobos scored nine straight points during that span, increasing an 18-15 lead to 27-18.

  • When Phillip McDonald hit a three with 15:14 to go in the second half, it gave UNM a 21-point lead, giving the Lobos at least a 20-point lead in all four home games this year.

  • New Mexico made its first 12 FTs before finishing the game at 17-24 (71%). UNM was 12-23 against Northwood.

  • UNM is 29-2 in its last 31 games when outrebounding the opponent. UNM had a 37-26 advantage today.

  • Coming off the bench, sophomore G Jamal Fenton finished with a team and career-high 16 points, including 11 straight points during one stretch in the second half on three 3s and a pair of FTs. Fenton also finished with a career-best four 3-pointers.

  • Freshman F Cameron Bairstow equaled a season high for the second straight game with nine points. He played a season-high 15 minutes. In 25 minutes the past two games, Bairstow has 18 points, making all eight of his FG attempts.

  • Senior G Dairese Gary is two FTs away from joining Phil Smith (1981-84) as the only Lobos with 400 career assists and 400 FTs made. Gary has 407 assists and 398 FTs made in his 107-game UNM career.

  • After 14 assists and 16 turnovers the first three games, Gary has 11 and two the past two games. He had five assists and no turnovers in 28 minutes today.

  • Since the start of the 2008-09 season, UNM is 26-2 when Gary has five or more assists in a game. He scored eight points today and remains in 25th place on the UNM career scoring list with 1,055 points.