Jan. 23, 2013
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New Mexico Basketball Postgame Notes
(15 AP/17 Coaches) UNM hosting (RV/RV) Colorado State
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 *** The Pit, Albuquerque, N.M.
New Mexico improves to 17-2 overall (4-0 MWC) with a 66-61 victory vs. Colorado State (15-4, 2-2 MW)
The Lobos are 4-0 in conference play for the first time since 1991-92 when they were in the Western Athletic Conference...UNM is the only undefeated team in the Mountain West after just 4 games in 2013
UNM is 17-2 for the first time since 1977-78
The game was played in front of a sell-out crowd of 15,411. It was UNM's third complete sell-out of the season, and the seventh straight lower bowl sell-out
New Mexico was outrebounded bv 14 at 42-28. It's the first time UNM has been outrebounded by double-digits since January 1, 2010 when UNM was outrebounded 43-32 (-11) at Dayton.
UNM made 21-26 FTs (80.8%).
The Lobos are now 6-1 against top-50 teams in the current NCAA RPI with wins over UConn, Indiana State, Cincinnati, UNLV, Boise State, and Colorado State, and a loss to St. Louis
UNM is 168-69 all-time when nationally ranked, 116-8 in The Pit, 37-48 on the road and 15-13 neutral
UNM has won 16 straight games - and is 38-2 in its last 40 games since 2010-11 - when shooting 40% or better from the field...the most recent loss was last year at TCU when it shot 41.8%, but fell 83-64
UNM has made a 3-point FG in 712 straight games...the last game without a 3 was Jan. 3, 1991 at Colorado State (0-for-8)
New Mexico has a 97-27 record since the start of the 2009-10 season
Head coach Steve Alford
451-231 in his 22nd season as a head coach
143-48 in his 6th year at New Mexico
6-0 against Colorado State in The Pit
42-27 on the road at UNM
59-23 in Mountain West regular-season games, 35-7 in The Pit and 24-16 on the road
29-16 in all January games at UNM, 20-5 in The Pit and 9-11 on the road
87-11 in The Pit
Junior G Tony Snell
23 points on 8-19 FGs, 3-5 from 3-point and 4-4 FTs
most points for Snell in a Mountain West game
first back-to-back 20-point games in his career
3 threes for only the fourth time this year: 4 vs. George Mason and 3 vs. Mercer and Boise State
61 points the past 3 games is his most in any three-game stretch in his career
Senior F Chad Adams
scored season-high tying 13 points on 3-of-5 shooting, including 6-for-6 from the line
led UNM in rebounding with six
Senior G Jamal Fenton
scored nine points for the second straight game, going 6-for-6 from the line. He had been 4-for-15 over the previous 12 games.
Junior G Kendall Williams
scored nine points to break his streak of double-figure games at six
moved past Chad Toppert into 26th on the all-time scoring list with 1,070 points.