Streaks and trends
*New Mexico defeated No. 6/No. 7 San Diego State 58-44 to improve to 21-5 overall and 12-2 in the Mountain West.
*New Mexico and San Diego State are now tied atop the Mountain West standings with four games remaining.
*The win means UNM and SDSU cannot finish worse than a tie for second.
*New Mexico is now 19-1 when leading at the half, and 10-1 in conference games.
*UNM is now 19-2 when shooting above 40% this season, 39-3 in the last 42, and 63-4 in the last three seasons.
*UNM has won 20 games for the 27th time, all occurring since the 1963-64 season. UNM now has seven straight 20-win seasons, the second longest streak in school history.
*The 44 points was the fewest allowed this year.
*The Lobos led at the break 29-22. It was the 11th time in 14 conference games that UNM has allowed 31 points or fewer in the first half.
*UNM's two lowest first half points allowed were against nationally-ranked San Diego State (22) and current nationally-ranked Cincinnati (20).
*UNM has now held nine straight opponents below its season scoring average.
*The Lobos are now 6-3 in their last nine meetings against top-10 teams.
*It's the highest-ranked opponent that UNM has defeated since beating No. 3 BYU in Provo on March 2, 2012.
*It's the highest-ranked opponent that UNM has defeated in The Pit since beating No. 3 Utah 77-74 in the Royce Olney game on February 1, 1998.
*The 22 points allowed in the second half tied for the fewest this season.
*Kendall Williams, Cameron Bairstow and Chris Perez all won their 100th game.
Junior C Alex Kirk
*Had five blocks, tying a career-high. It's the sixth time he has had five blocks in a game this season, and the seventh time a Lobo has done it.
*He tied for the team lead with nine rebounds.
Senior F Cameron Bairstow
*Scored 26 points, his 25th double-figure scoring game of the season, and the 16th time this season. His previous career-high before this season was 17 points.
*Moved up a spot into 27th place on the career scoring list with 1,077
*Moved into 18th place on the career rebounding list with 573.
*Moved into eighth on the single-season free throw attempts list with 220 and he's now eighth on the single-season free throws made list with 162.
*Tied for the team lead in rebounds with nine.
Senior G Kendall Williams
*Scored 10 points, his 25th double-figure scoring game of the season.
*Remained in ninth place on the list with 1,720
*Had six assists and is now ahead of Kelvin Scarborough for third on the career list with (572)
Junior G Hugh Greenwood
*Played 35 minutes with six points, five rebounds, and four assists.
*Had his third block of the season, and it came on the opening possession.
Junior G Deshawn Delaney
*Tied a career-high with three steals.