Streaks and trends
*New Mexico defeated Utah State 78-65 to improve to 16-4 overall and 7-1 on the Mountain West
*The Lobos led 41-33 at the break, the first time in four games that UNM’s opponent didn’t score exactly 27 in the first half.
*The 41 points in the first half was the most UNM has scored in a half this year.
*New Mexico is now 14-0 when trailing at the half, and 5-0 in conference games.
*UNM is 13-0 when outshooting its opponents.
*UNM is 6-1 on the road this season, the only loss at Kansas.
*UNM’s 5-0 road conference start tied the school record, originally set in the 1978 season in which UNM opened 5-0 on the road in the WAC on the way to a 13-1 start.
*The win was the first for New Mexico in Logan in 11 tries.
*UNM tied a season-low with seven turnovers.
*Alex Kirk did not start for a second straight game, and did not play due to a leg injury. His official status is day-to-day. Obij Aget started in his place.
*New Mexico had a first half run of five straight three-pointers from the 8:48 mark to the 5:47 by four different players (Hugh Greenwood, Cleveland Thomas, Deshawn Delaney and Cullen Neal twice).
*In the second half Coach Neal inserted Devon Williams and Merv Lindsay into the game, Williams’ first game since Nov. 17.
Senior F Cameron Bairstow
*Scored 22 points for his 19th double-figure scoring game this season.
*His four blocked shots are a career-high, besting the three has had had several times previously.
*He also went 8-for-9 from the line.
Senior G Kendall Williams
*For Williams he has scored in double-figures in all 19 games this year after his 16.
*Moved ahead of Darrell McGee for seventh place in career steals with 170
*Moved all the way into fourth place on the career minutes played list with 3,928.
Junior G Deshawn Delaney
*After hitting just one field goal over the last three games, he hit three in the first half and five for the game.
*The 12 points tied a career-high.
Freshman C Obij Aget
*Had a career-high with seven points and three field goals.
*Played a career-high 22 minutes
*Tied his career-high with four rebounds.
Sophomore F Merv Lindsay
*Entered in the second half and grabbed a career-high two rebounds. He had two rebounds all season.
Junior G Hugh Greenwood
*Tied his career-high with 10 rebounds.