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Post Game Notes
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  12/03/2009

Dec. 3, 2009

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Team

  • The Lobos improve to 7-0 with a 86-78 win over Cal (No. 25 ESPN/USA Today)
  • UNM is 7-0 for the second time under head coach Steve Alford (also in 2007-08)
  • The game featured 12 ties and 17 lead changes
  • UNM snapped a 2-game losing streak to ranked opponents...the Lobos lost twice to Air Force in 2006-07
  • New Mexico beat a ranked opponent at home for the first time since Feb. 21, 2005, when it took down No. 13 Utah 65-54
  • The last time the Lobos defeated a ranked non-conference opponent at home was Jan. 16, 1999...No. 16 UNM edged 7th-ranked Arizona 79-78
  • The Lobos made 13 of their last 14 FTs over the final 12:29, and 15 of 18 in the second half
  • Cal missed 14 of its last 21 field goals, including its last 8 attempts from 3-point
  • New Mexico has won 14 straight home games and is 44-2 in its last 46 non-conference games at The Pit
  • Head coach Steve Alford is 36-4 in The Pit, 22-2 at home against non-conference competition
  • New Mexico has scored 80 or more points in 6 straight games for the first time since an 8-game streak in 1998-99
  • Under Alford, the Lobos are now 25-1 when scoring 80 or more points

Individual

Junior forward Darington Hobson

    o 22 points and a career-high 15 rebounds for his 3rd double-double in the past 4 games o set career-highs for FTs made (11) and FTs attempted (16) o averaged 21 points and 10.3 rebounds the past 4 games

Sophomore guard Nate Garth

  • came off the bench to score 11 points, tying a season-high (Louisiana Tech) and just 1 point shy of his career best
  • scored 7 points in 10 minutes in the 2nd half

Senior forward Roman Martinez

  • 16 points on 5-7 FGs and 3-4 from 3-point
Wednesday, December 31
5:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
vs. Fresno State
Saturday, January 03
6:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
vs. Colorado State (Alumni Day)
Tuesday, January 06
9:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
at San Diego State
Saturday, January 10
7:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
at Utah State
Wednesday, January 14
7:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
vs. Air Force
Sunday, January 18
4:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
vs. Boise State
Wednesday, January 21
9:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
at UNLV
Saturday, January 24
8:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
at Wyoming
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