Basketball Postgame Notes - New Mexico vs. Loyola Marymount
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  11/18/2007

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  • The Lobos improve to 5-0 for the second year in a row with the 86-58 win over Loyola Marymount

  • Tournament MVP J.R. Giddens had a season-high 21 points, making 6 of 9 FGs and 9 of 13 shots from the FT line...Giddens, who came into the game leading the MWC in rebounding at 9.5 a game, had a team-high 6...he is now averaging 8.8 boards a game

  • Sophomore Roman Martinez came off the bench to notch a career-high 11 points and a season-high 5 rebounds, plus 2 assists, 2 blocks and 2 steals in 23 minutes...his previous scoring high was 8 points accomplished three times last year

  • Senior Darren Prentice scored a season-high 19 points, canning 5 of 9 shots from 3-point...he had 3 assists and 0 turnovers...for the season, Prentice has a team-high 22 assists and just 3 turnovers...Prentice has not committed a turnover in the past 3 games, a span of 71 minutes...he is shooting 50% (13-26) from 3-point on the season

  • UNM got off to a slow start, trailing 9-4 with 14:02 left in the 1st half...the Lobos then went on a 14-0 run to take an 18-9 advantage...New Mexico held LMU scoreless for 5:29, until the 8:33 mark

  • The Lobos missed 7 of their first 9 shots from the floor and committed 8 turnovers in the first 8:16 of the game

  • After starting the game 2 of 9 from the field and 0-3 from 3-point, the Lobos closed the 1st half by making 11 of their last 16 shots, including 8 of 11 from the arc

  • UNM converted a season-high 13 treys on 26 attempts...the Lobos lead the MWC with 53 treys, or 10.6 made a game...New Mexico is shooting 47.3% (53-112) on the season from 3-point

  • The New Mexico bench scored 19 of the team's first 23 points, and contributed 49 points for the game

  • The Lobos committed a season-high 21 turnovers...they had averaged just 9.7 turnovers each of the past 3 games

    Basketball Travelers Invitational All-Tournament Team
    Zarryon Fereti, St. Bonaventure
    Orlando Johnson, Loyola Marymount
    Pat Kiscaden, Presbyterian College
    Michael Lee, St. Bonaventure
    Darren Prentice, New Mexico
    J.R. Giddens, New Mexico, Most Valuable Player

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