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No. 8/8 New Mexico vs. Air Force (MWC Tournament) Postgame Notes
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  03/11/2010

March 11, 2010

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• New Mexico is now 2-0 against Air Force in tournament play, including a 1-0 mark in the MWC Tournament.

• Since the MWC Tournament changed its format in 2006, the No. 9 seed has never beaten the No. 1 seed. The only time a No. 1 seed lost its first-round game was in 2004 when No. 8 Colorado State beat No. 1 Air Force. Wednesday was the third time in MWC Tournament history that a No. 8 or No. 9 seed has lost to the No. 1 seed by single digits.

• New Mexico has set a school record with 29 wins this season. The previous record of 28 wins was established during the 1995-96 season when the Lobos posted a 28-5 mark.

• New Mexico, currently ranked No. 8 in the nation, is the highest-ranked team Air Force has faced since Dec. 11, 2004, when they fell to No. 3 Georgia Tech, 64-42.

• New Mexico has now beaten Air Force on seven consecutive tries. Overall, the Lobos lead the series 48-18.

• New Mexico is a No. 1 seed for only the second time in 27 years of conference tournament play (1994).

• New Mexico has won 33 consecutive games when scoring 70 or more points.

• Trailing by eight (12-4) early, Air Force used a 9-0 run to take a 13-12 lead. During that stretch, New Mexico missed five consecutive shots, four from three-point range, and turned the ball over twice. New Mexico responded with an 8-0 run to take a 20-13 lead.

• Down nine, 48-39, with 14:04 left in regulation, Air Force used an 8-0 run, capped by a three-point play by Evan Washington, to cut the deficit to one, 48-47, with under 13 minutes to play.

• Air Force trailed by just three with under 5 minutes remaining, but the Lobos used a 9-0 run to push their lead to 12, the largest of the game, with just over a minute remaining.

• New Mexico's Darington Hobson's 28 points and 15 rebounds marked his 13th double-double of the season, and eighth in the past nine games. He reached double digits in points for the 27th time this season and 20-plus points for the third consecutive game. He finished two points shy of his career high.

• The Air Force bench outscored New Mexico's bench, 23-4.

• Air Force's Tom Fow led four Falcons in double-figure scoring, while leading scorer Grant Parker was limited to four points.

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