New Mexico Men's Basketball - Nov. 22, 2009 vs. Miami (Ohio)
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Release:  11/23/2009

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New Mexico Men's Basketball - Nov. 22, 2009 vs. Miami (Ohio)

Head Coach Steve Alford Quotes

Opening Comments
"This was a tremendous weekend for us. I think La. Tech is going to have a heckuva season. We already know what Miami did, this is a team that had Kentucky down 18 on their floor. I think they are going to do well in their league. Nicholls State goes 0-3 in this tournament and they are picked to win the Southland, so they could have a league championship before this is all over with.

So to have the lop-sided wins that we had speaks volumes of what our guys were able to do through 120 minutes. We came in after Las Cruces, and said that it is 120 minutes this weekend, no practice, let's bust our tails and have a lot of fun and I think our guys did that."

Reaction to the seemingly easy wins
"Surprised, pleasantly surprised by what we've been able to do through five games. I think our guys are getting better. Our young guys are fearless. They're not uptight, they haven't been nervous. We haven't had a real tight game yet, so time will tell on that. But to have five games with the caliber of teams we've played. One of which was on the road and have double-digit wins speaks volumes. The depth that we have, we are more athletic than I thought to start the season. We're starting to improve defensively and I think those are all good signs."