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New Mexico vs. (6/6) San Diego State - Postgame Notes
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  01/15/2011

Jan. 15, 2011

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  • New Mexico falls to (6/6) San Diego State 87-77...the Lobos drop to 13-5 overall and 1-2 in the Mountain West Conference

  • A few Lobo winning streaks came to an end today:

    --16 straight wins in The Pit
    --8 straight MWC wins in The Pit; last loss 74-62 to UNLV on Jan. 9, 2010
    --6 consecutive wins against ranked teams

  • The Lobos shot a season-low 37.9% (22-58) from the floor, including 29.6% (8-27) in the first half...UNM started the game 3 of 18 from the field
  • UNM's 8-point halftime deficit of 37-29 was its largest since 38-27 at Oral Roberts on Dec. 23, 2009
  • UNM used its 5th different starting lineup of the season
  • San Diego State's 3-point percentage of 52% (13-25) is the best against UNM this season
  • San Diego State also tied a season-opponent best with 13 3-pointers...Dayton also made 13 on Jan. 1...the 13 3s is a season-high for the Aztecs
  • New Mexico committed a season-low 5 turnovers
  • Lobo junior Drew Gordon (a career-high 23 points) became the 5th different Lobo to reach 20 points in a game this season...he joined Kendall Williams, Alex Kirk, Dairese Gary and Phillip McDonald to score 20 in 2010-11
  • Attendance was a sold-out 15,411...average attendance for 10 home games in 2010-11 is 14,746

    Head coach Steve Alford

  • Coached his 611th career game
  • 397-214 in his 20-year coaching career
  • 89-31 in his 4th season at New Mexico
  • 40-18 in his coaching career against MWC teams
  • 39-16 in all MWC games while at UNM
  • 58-6 in The Pit overall, 22-4 against MWC competition

    Senior G Dairese Gary

  • Made his 115th consecutive start, the longest current streak in the nation
  • 10th career 20-point game with 23 points and 7 assists in 39 minutes
  • 478 assists, 2 from becoming the MWC's career leader (San Diego State's Richie Williams had 479 from 2006-09)
  • Tied a career-high with 4 3-pointers
  • Tied Willie Long (1969-71) for 3rd place all-time at UNM with 618 career FT attempts
  • 10th all-time at UNM with 143 career steals

    Junior F Drew Gordon

  • 2nd straight double-double - and 3rd in past 4 games - with a career-high 23 points and 14 rebounds...also 3 blocks and 2 steals in 33 minutes
  • 61 points (15.3 ppg) and 47 rebounds (11.8 rpg) the past 4 games
  • Season averages are now 11.4 ppg and 8.8 rpg

    Freshman G Kendall Williams

  • 11 points, 4 assists and 1 turnover in 33 minutes
  • Career-high 8 FTs made and he tied a career-best with 11 FTs attempted

    Freshman G Tony Snell

  • 6 points in 16 minutes after no points in 17 minutes the past 2 games
  • Tied a career-high with 2 3-pointers
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    Tuesday, December 23
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