Streaks and trends
*New Mexico defeated UNLV 68-56 to improve to 20-5 overall and 11-2 in the Mountain West.
*New Mexico is now 18-1 when leading at the half, and 9-1 in conference games.
*UNM committed just eight turnovers, the 10th time in 13 Mountain West games that UNM has committed single-digit turnovers.
*UNM is now 18-2 when shooting above 40% this season, 38-3 in the last 41, and 62-4 in the last three seasons.
*UNM has now won 20 games for the 27th time, all occurring since the 1963-64 season. UNM now has seven straight 20-win seasons, the second longest streak in school history.
*New Mexico led wire-to-wire for the seventh time this season and the second time in a row.
*The Lobos led at the break 38-29. It was the 10th time in 13 conference games that UNM has allowed 31 points or fewer in the first half.
*UNM has now held eight straight opponents below its season scoring average.
*New Mexico led by as much as 17 at the 15:39 mark of the second half.
Junior C Alex Kirk
*Had two blocks to give him multiple blocks in a game for the 17th time this season and the 39th time in his career.
Senior F Cameron Bairstow
*Scored 18 points, his 24th double-figure scoring game of the season.
*Set a career-high with five blocked shots.
*Had a career-high 20 field goal attempts
Senior G Kendall Williams
*Scored 29 points, his 24th double-figure scoring game of the season.
*Broke the 1,700-career point mark, and remained in ninth place on the list with 1,710
*Had three assists and is now two behind Kelvin Scarborough had 574 for third on the career list.
*Had two steals and moved ahead of Charles Smith and into sixth on the career list with 178
*Is now third in career free throws made with 536, one behind Dairese Gary for second and 11 behind Phil Smith for first in school history.
*Tied for the team lead in rebounding with seven
Sophomore F Merv Lindsay
*Played a career-high 22 minutes
*Hit his first career three-pointer.
*Had career-highs in points (3), rebounds (3), and assists (2).
Junior G Hugh Greenwood
*Played 30 minutes and had a team-high tying seven rebounds, and four assists with no turnovers.
*Now has 74 assists and 17 turnovers in 691 minutes and 22 games.
*Improved his assist-to-turnover ratio to 4.35-to-1.