Postgame Notes, New Mexico vs. Colorado St.
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  02/12/2011

Feb. 12, 2011

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New Mexico at Colorado State - Postgame Notes
Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011 * Fort Collins, Colo.

* New Mexico falls at Colorado State 68-62...the Lobos' 4-game winning streak comes to an end as they fall to 17-8 overall and 5-5 in the Mountain West Conference

* A few other streaks came to an end tonight:
--8 straight wins over Colorado State
--12 straight wins in the month of February
--14 straight wins in the second half of the MWC regular season
--Steve Alford was 7-0 in his career against Colorado State

* UNM loses to Colorado State for only the 4th time in the past 32 games

* The Lobos trailed 14-12 with 14:30 left in the first half then went scoreless for the next 9:16 as CSU went on a 15-0 run to take a 29-12 lead

* UNM trailed 36-22 at halftime, its fewest points at the break since being down 40-20 at UNLV on Feb. 2, 2008

* New Mexico trailed by 18 (47-29) with 16:24 left in the second half but eventually cut the deficit to 63-60 on freshman Cameron Bairstow's first career 3-pointer with 47 seconds remaining

* When New Mexico holds its opponents to 5 three-pointers or less, it's undefeated at 12-0, but just 5-8 when the opponent hits six or more...CSU was 9 of 21 tonight

* New Mexico is 41-6 in its last 47 games when outrebounding the opponent...UNM had a 36-30 edge tonight

* UNM has made a 3-pointer in 648 consecutive games...the last time it didn't was Jan. 3, 1991, going 0-8 against Colorado State

Head coach Steve Alford
* Coached his 618th career game
* 401-217 in his 20-year coaching career
* 93-34 in his 4th season at New Mexico
* 21-4 in February games while at UNM
* 23-3 in 2nd half of MWC regular season while at UNM
* 44-21 in his coaching career against MWC teams
* 42-16 in regular season MWC games while at UNM
* 28-21 in all road games at UNM, 17-12 in MWC road games
* 7-1 in his career against Colorado State, 3-1 at Fort Collins

Senior G Dairese Gary
* Made his 122nd consecutive start, the longest current streak in the nation
* 16 points and 5 assists tonight
* 9th place all-time at UNM with 127 career games played and 5th with 122 career starts
* Tied former Lobo Ruben Douglas (2001-03) for 3rd place all-time at UNM and in MWC history with 488 career FTs made
* Remains in 15th place all-time at UNM with 1,315 career points, 5th place with 518 career assists and 9th place with 152 career steals
* 1-of-15 from 3-point the past 5 games, 0-6 tonight

Freshman G Kendall Williams
* 16 points, 4 assists and 2 steals tonight
* 294 points is the 8th-best total by a Lobo freshman
* 112 assists, the 5th-best total for a UNM freshman
* 2 steals, giving him a team-high 41, the 3rd-most by a UNM freshman (Phil Smith had 47 in 1980-81)

Junior F Drew Gordon
* 12 points but an MWC-low 3 rebounds before fouling out after playing 25 minutes
* 6-7 from the field and is now shooting 58.5% in MWC games