Dec. 17, 2010
New Mexico vs. Longwood - Postgame Notes
Friday, December 17, 2010 - Albuquerque, N.M.
- New Mexico improves to 8-1 with a 91-54 victory over Longwood. The Lobos have won six in a row and are 38-6 since the start of the 2009-10 season.
- UNM set season highs for points and a season-low for turnovers (6)
- The Lobos have won 28 straight home games in the month of December. The last loss was Dec. 22, 2004, to 5th-ranked Wake Forest, 81-64.
- UNM has won 13 straight home games overall and 17 in a row at home against non-conference competition. The last non-conference home loss was to UTEP (73-60) on Jan. 6, 2009.
- New Mexico led 1-0 then not again until the 5:14 mark of the 1st half at 23-22. Longwood led 17-10 with 11:47 remaining in the 1st half. The 7-point deficit ties for UNM's largest at home this season. UNM trailed Arizona State 10-3.
- UNM outscored the Lancers 29-12 over the final 11:47 of the 1st half for a 39-29 lead at the break...freshman Kendall Williams had 9 of those points, including consecutive 3s to end the half.
- The Lobos had a staggering 31-1 scoring advantage in Points off Turnovers and 44-14 in Points in the Paint.
- The Lobos have had a 20-point lead at some point in all six home games and at least a 17-point lead in all eight wins this season.
- UNM is 32-2 in its last 34 games when outrebounding its opponent; the Lobos had a 42-23 edge tonight and it's 90-54 UNM the past 2 games, including 34-11 on the offensive end.
- UNM is 35-1 under Steve Alford when scoring 80 points or more.
- Attendance was 14,144...average attendance for six home games in 2010-11 is 14,844.
- The Lobos have won 46 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 39-0 under Steve Alford when allowing less than 60 points.
Head coach Steve Alford
- Coached his 602nd career game tonight
- 392-210 in his 20-year coaching career
- 84-27 in his fourth season at New Mexico
- 55-5 in The Pit overall, 34-2 against non-conference competition
Senior G Dairese Gary
- 7 points and he tied a season-high for the second straight game with 8 assists
- 16 assists and 3 turnovers the past 2 games
- No FT attempts tonight for the first time since Dec. 29, 2009 against Texas Tech
- Since the start of 2008-09, UNM is 29-2 when Gary has five or more assists in a game
- 5th place all-time in the MWC record book with 433 career assists
- Remains in 23rd place all-time at UNM with 1,112 career points
- 6th all-time at UNM with 417 FTs made and 6th with 568 FTs attempted
- Made his 106th consecutive start, which is the longest current streak in the nation. Richmond's Kevin Anderson has started 105 in a row.
Freshman G Kendall Williams
- Set career-highs for points (20) and assists (6)...also 3 steals and 0 turnovers in 28 minutes
- Made 7-8 FGs, 3-3 from 3 and 3-5 FTs
- 3-3 from 3-point tonight, increasing his season percentage to 61.5%, 16-26); he came into the game leading the Mountain West Conference in 3-point accuracy at 56.5%
- 53 points the past 3 games (17.7 ppg), increasing his season average to 12.3
Junior F A.J. Hardeman
- 10 points and he set career-highs (all in the 1st half) with 6 FTs made and 11 FT attempts; his previous highs were 4 made on three occasions and 8 attempts against Texas Tech on Dec. 29, 2009
Sophomore G/F Chad Adams
- Scored a career-high 15 points in just 16 minutes; all of his points came in the 2nd half
Sophomore F Emmanuel Negedu
- Team-high 8 rebounds in 19 minutes tonight
- Averaging 7.8 rebounds and 16.6 minutes the past 5 games
- Despite not starting and averaging just 15.3 minutes a game, he is 2nd on the team in rebounding at 6 a game