Lobo Men's Basketball: Did You Know?

May 9, 2012

The University of New Mexico men's basketball program has had an incredible five-year run, averaging over 25 wins a season, and never once failing to get to the postseason.  UNM has a postseason win in each of the last four years.  However, it's more than just that...so much more that we have compiled a little fact sheet for Lobo Men's Basketball that has plenty of interesting tidbits.

Lobo Program Highlights

Did you know.....

*That UNM just completed the best five-year stretch in school history: 126 wins

*That UNM also has the most road wins in school history during this five-year stretch: 38 wins

*That UNM has the most championships in any five-year stretch: 3

*That UNM has had five 1000-point scorers in five years

*That UNM has two NCAA tournament wins, and two NCAA appearances in last three years

*That UNM has had two NBA Draft Picks in J.R. Giddens and Darington Hobson

*That UNM over the last five years has a 14-3 regular season mark vs. BCS Schools

*That UNM has finished the season nationally ranked two of last three years

*That the Lobos have had seven different winning streaks of at least 7 wins

*That UNM's 15 and 13-game winning streaks under Alford are second and fourth in school history

*That UNM is 12-6 vs. Nationally-Ranked opponents over the last three seasons

*That UNM's Academic Progress Rate has increased all five seasons

*That Lobo Basketball has had eight consecutive semesters of a 2.7 GPA, and spring of 2012 should make that nine

*The Lobo Basketball had five Mountain West All-Academic selections in 2011, best in eight years

*That Roman Martinez was named Academic All-American in 2010

*That UNM has had 10 Mountain West All-Academic selections, and two Mountain West Scholar-Athlete Selections

Lobo 2011-12 Highlights

Did you know....

*That Drew Gordon is the UNM All-Time Single Season leader in rebounds with 388

*That UNM won a school record 14 wins away from home

*That UNM went 5-0 in the regular season vs. BCS schools

*That UNM was the only team located in Mountain or Pacific Time Zones to be Nationally Ranked at the end of the season

*That UNM had its best defensive FG% since 1964-65

*That UNM had the Conference Tournament MVP in Drew Gordon

*That UNM won 28 games, tying for second-most in school history

*That UNM had three players named All-Mountain West (Drew Gordon, Kendall Williams, Tony Snell), two players named All-MW Tournament (Drew Gordon, Tony Snell), and Drew Gordon was named to a pair of All-District teams

*That UNM led the conference and finished in the top 20 nationally in scoring margin, FG%, FG% Defense, and Rebound margin

*That A.J. Hardeman and Phillip McDonald set a school record 102 career wins

*That all three seniors, Drew Gordon, Phillip McDonald, and A.J. Hardeman, will graduate on May 12.