Post Game Notes
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  12/12/2009

Dec. 12, 2009

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  • The last 10-0 beginning for UNM was 1995-96 ... ties for the 3rd-best start in school history ... the two best starts are 17-0 in 1967-68 and 12-0 in 1973-74
  • The last time New Mexico recorded two wins over ranked teams in one season was 2004-05 ... the Lobos beat Utah twice, the first time when the Utes were ranked No. 13, the second time when they were No. 15
  • The last time UNM had two wins over ranked non-conference competition in one season was 1992-93 ... both the victories came against New Mexico State, 69-62 in Las Cruces (No. 25) and 71-66 in Albuquerque (No. 24)
  • At 10-0, Steve Alford has equaled his best start in 15 seasons as a Div. I head coach ... his 1996-97 Southwest Missouri State (now Missouri State) team also started 10-0
  • New Mexico is 4-0 away from Albuquerque this year
  • Lobos earn their first neutral court win in the Steve Alford era (1-4)
  • Under Steve Alford, New Mexico is 27-1 when scoring 80 or more points...the only loss was 82-80 to Utah in overtime in the quarterfinals of the 2008 MWC Tournament in Las Vegas
  • It's the most points Texas A&M has allowed this season (84) ... the Aggies were allowing just 63.3 per game
  • The Lobos were 22 of 35 (62.9%) from 3-point range on this week's road trip at San Diego and against Texas A&M
  • The Lobos had their 8th game with 13 or fewer turnovers this season
  • Six players were in their home territory - Will Brown (Dallas Woodrow Wilson HS), Jamal Fenton (Houston Cesar Chavez HS), A.J. Hardeman (Austin Del Valle HS), Darington Hobson (Gulf Shores Academy), Phillip McDonald (Cypress Springs HS) and Matt Staff (Houston Memorial HS) ... Fenton, McDonald and Staff were born in Houston

Individual Senior Roman Martinez

  • UNM found out today that Martinez was a semifinalist for the John Wooden Citizenship Cup Award
  • Third consecutive game with 20+ points ... averaging 22.8 points in road/neutral games this season
  • 20 of 28 (71.4%) from 3-point range the past 4 games, and 53.7% (36-67) on the season
  • A season-high 38 minutes played

Junior Darington Hobson

  • Most minutes played so far this season - 36

Junior Dairese Gary

  • Matched season-high with 6 assists