UNM's 88-75 win over San Diego tonight was the program's 1,200th victory, dating back to 1900...New Mexico is now 1,200-950 in 2,150 games...the Lobos (8-4) have won six straight games in The Pit since Dec. 8 and are 8-2 at home this season...San Diego has now dropped 11 straight road games, while New Mexico snapped a three-game losing streak (all in The Pit) to West Coast Conference teams.
New Mexico has not trailed at any point during its six-game home winning streak since dropping a 67-58 game to Texas Tech on Dec. 6...UNM continued its trend during the home winning streak by opening early leads of 11-0 and 25-9 on the Toreros...the Lobos led 44-25 at the half and have led by an average of 17.3 points in their last 6 home games and has shot 50.3% (84-167) from the floor in the first half of those games compared to the opponents 31.9% (53-166).
New Mexico shot over 50% for the fifth time this season, improving to 5-0 in those games...the Lobos have outshot their opponents in all 8 wins this season...UNM was just the fourth San Diego opponent to hit better than 50% of its field goals.
UNM attempted a season-high 35 3-point attempts on the night, matching the third-most in school history...New Mexico also attempted 35 vs. New Mexico State on Dec. 13, 1996...UNM hit 15 of its attempts, tying for eighth on the single-game list...guard Troy DeVries and forward Alfred Neale both enjoyed career nights from beyond the arc, hitting 6 and 5, respectively...DeVries had a season-high 24 points.
Eight Lobos combined to notch a season-high 27 assists on the night...four players had 5 or more assists, including a season-high 6 from guard Javin Tindall...New Mexico's starting backcourt of Tindall and Troy DeVries combined for 13 assists and just 2 turnovers.
UNM forward Danny Granger notched his third double-double of the season (17 pts/14 reb.), matching David Chiotti for the team lead...Granger also notched a team-best 4 steals and now has 12 in his last 2 home games...with a pair of blocks on the night, Granger has now notched 5 of his 6 rejections this season in the last 3 games.
Lobo forward Alfred Neale scored a career-high 24 points as four UNM starters scored in double figures...Neale also had a pair of blocks, his highest total in 6 games.
San Diego center Brice Vounang scored a career-high 25 points, including 23 in the second half...forward Brandon Gay tallied a career-high 24 points off the bench, filling in for injured starter Nick Lewis, the Toreros' second-leading scorer...Lewis collided with a teammate, taking an elbow to the face, at the 17:45 mark of the first half and was knocked unconscious for a short time before being carried off the floor on a stretcher ...as of 9 p.m. MST, Lewis was listed in satisfactory condition at University Hospital and was undergoing a CAT scan...he had full use of his extremities, but had neck pain and a headache.