Jan. 25, 2009
The home team won three of four games on Saturday's schedule. New Mexico was the lone road team to win its game, defeating TCU (69-52). With the Horned Frog loss and UNLV's win over Utah (75-65), TCU and UNLV are now tied for first-place in the conference race with 4-2 records. In other action, Wyoming defeated Colorado State (83-74) and BYU beat San Diego State (77-71). League play continues Tuesday, January 27, with Air Force at Wyoming and BYU at Utah on the schedule.
|BYU 77, San Diego State 71
||Sat., January 25, 2009
- Lee Cummard led the Cougars with 16 points and 10 rebounds.
- Jonathan Tavernari hit four three-pointers against SDSU to bring his career total to 169. He is now 45 threes from passing Mark Bigelow (213) for first. He has 52 threes this season.
- BYU shot at 59.3 percent in the first half, the second-highest shooting percentage this season (Portland 69.6 percent). The Cougars have shot 50 percent or better in the first half in 11 games this season and are 9-2 when shooting 50 percent or better in the first half.
- The Cougars have won four-straight against San Diego State in the Marriott Center, dating back to a 100-90 win in 2006.
- San Diego State's nine-point halftime deficit is the largest of the season. The previous high was an eight-point deficit after 20 minutes to Western Carolina in the Great Alaska Shootout. The Aztecs overcame that deficit to claim a 59-58 victory.
- San Diego State was outrebounded for just the sixth time this season tonight (35-24). That is the biggest negative rebound discrepancy for the Aztecs this season.
- Lorrenzo Wade reached double figures for the seventh time this season, the 43rd time in his Aztec career and the 46th time in his collegiate career. He has scored 10 or more points in each of the last five games in which he has played, the longest streak since his junior season.
- Mehdi Cheriet was 6-of-8 from the field and is now 10-of-14 from the floor over his last two games. He has shot 50 percent or better from the field in four straight games and in 12 of his last 14 contests.
|UNLV 75, Utah 65
|Las Vegas, Nev.
|| Sat., January 25, 2009
- TreVon Willis scored a career-high 22 points on 8-of-16 shooting for UNLV.
- Wink Adams and Rene Rougeau added 14 points apiece for the Rebels.
- Wink Adams scored 22 points and grabbed a team-high eight rebounds for UNLV.
- Luke Nevill led Utah with 14 points and seven rebounds.
- Shaun Green, Lawrence Borha and Luka Drca added 11 points apiece for the Utes.
- Utah connected on 10 three-pointers for the game.
|Wyoming 83, Colorado State 74
|| Sat., January 25, 2009
- With the win, the Cowboys are now 9-0 at home this season. They have also won their past 10 home games, dating back to last season.
- The Cowboys now lead the all-time series with Colorado State 126-84 (.600). In games played in Laramie, the Cowboys lead the series 76-37 (.672).
- Since the inception of the Mountain West Conference, 18 of 22 games between Wyoming and Colorado State have been decided by 10 points or less.
- Entering today's game, the Cowboys ranked second in the nation in made free throws and fifth in free throw attempts. Today, the Cowboys were 28 of 34 from the line, a percentage of 82.4. That is their best game from the line this season in terms of free throw percentage. Their previous best free throw percentage of the season was 82.1 percent in UW's win over Houston Baptist.
- With 25 points, redshirt freshman Afam Muojeke had the second best scoring performance of his career. His best scoring game came in his first career game when he scored 31 points in UW's win over Cal State Bakersfield. Muojeke also blocked a career high two shots today.
- With 11 points in the game, redshirt senior Sean Ogirri has now scored in double figures in 11 consecutive games. He has reached double figures in 16 of UW's first 19 games.
- Senior Brandon Ewing became Wyoming's all-time career leader in made three-pointers. Ewing has now made 170 career threes. The previous school record was 169, which was held by Jay Straight (2002-05). Ewing is already
Wyoming's career record holder in three-point attempts, with 528.
- Jesse Carr led the Rams with a career-high 21 points on 8-15 shooting from the floor and 3-8 shooting from beyond the arc.
|New Mexico 69, TCU 52
|Fort Worth, Texas
|| Sat., January 25, 2009
- New Mexico shot 57.1 percent from the floor, including 70.6 percent (12-17) in the 2nd half. It was the Lobos' second-best shooting game of the season and best in a road game this year.
- The Lobos shot a season-high 78% (7-9) from 3-point while holding TCU to just 14% (2-14), an opponent low and the Horned Frogs worst this season.
- UNM snapped TCU's nine-game home winning streak.
- New Mexico won its 1,300th game. UNM is 1,300-1,014 in its 106th season of hoops.
- TCU came into the game leading the MWC in field goal percentage in conference games at 48.1 percent. New Mexico held the Horned Frogs to 37.5 percent shooting (15-40).
- Roman Martinez had 13 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal and 0 turnovers in 34 minutes, marking his third career double-double.
- The Frogs shot 14.3 percent from the three-point line, which was the lowest percentage of the season. Coming into tonight's game, the team averaged 35.8 percent.
- Kevin Langford scored 21 points, while Zvonko Buljan scored 11 for TCU.