2010–11 New Mexico Lobos men's basketball team

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2010–11 New Mexico Lobos men's basketball
NIT, Second Round
Conference Mountain West Conference
2010–11 record 22–13 (8–8 Mountain West)
Head coach Steve Alford (4th Year)
Assistant coach Craig Neal (4th Year)
Assistant coach Wyking Jones
Assistant coach Ryan Miller
Home arena The Pit
Seasons
« 2009–10 2011–12 »
2010–11 Mountain West Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#5 San Diego State 14 2   .875     34 3   .919
#12 BYU 14 2   .875     32 5   .865
UNLV 11 5   .688     24 9   .727
Colorado State 9 7   .563     19 13   .594
New Mexico 8 8   .500     22 13   .629
Air Force 6 10   .375     16 16   .500
Utah 6 10   .375     13 18   .419
Wyoming 3 13   .188     10 21   .323
TCU 1 15   .063     11 22   .333
2011 MWC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP/Coaches' Poll


The 2010–11 Division I University of New Mexico Lobos men's basketball team represented the University of New Mexico as a member of the Mountain West Conference. The Lobos were coached by fourth-year head coach Steve Alford and played their home games at The Pit in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The Lobos are 2–2 against ranked teams.

Recruiting[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Alex Kirk
C
Los Alamos, NM Los Alamos High School 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Jan 1, 2010 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 93
Kendall Williams
PG
Rancho Cucamonga, CA Los Osos High School 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Mar 3, 2010 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 91
Tony Snell
SG
Riverside, CA Westwind Prep Academy 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jan 1, 2010 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 92
Overall Recruiting Rankings:

Other arrivals[edit]

The Lobos also received 3 transfers for this season. Drew Gordon transferred from UCLA, Demetrius Walker transferred from ASU and Emmanuel Negedu from Tennessee.

Lobo's Coach
Steve Alford

Departures[edit]

The Lobos lost Senior Roman Martinez and freshman Darington Hobson, both averaged over 14 points a game.[1]

Coach Steve Alford Stays[edit]

Coach Steve Alford was rumored to be leaving after the 2009–10 season, the lobos were ranked #8 nationally and the 30–5 season was the best in school history. Coach Alford agreed to a contract that would keep him at UNM till the year 2020. "I want to be here as long as the University of New Mexico and the administration want me here," Alford said. "It's a big-time commitment on both ends, and this contract proves that." UNM is 76–26 in Alford's three years.[2]

Roster[edit]

Source:[3]

2010–11 Roster
Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown High School/Last College
A. J. Hardeman 00 F 6' 8" 225 Junior Del Valle, Texas Del Valle High School
Emmanuel Negedu 1 F 6' 7" 220 Sophomore Kaduna, Nigeria Tennessee
Chris Perez 2 G 6' 0" 170 Freshman Corona, California Centennial High School
Curtis Dennis 3 G 6' 5" 195 Sophomore Bronx, New York Findlay Prep
Chad Adams 4 F 6' 6" 190 Sophomore Albuquerque, New Mexico Highland High School
Dairese Gary 5 G 6' 1" 205 Senior Elkhart, Indiana Concord High School
Kendall Williams 10 G 6' 3" 170 Freshman Rancho Cucamonga, California Los Osos High School
Jamal Fenton 13 G 5' 9" 170 Sophomore Houston, Texas Cesar E. Chavez High School
Tony Snell 21 G 6' 7" 195 Freshman Riverside, California King High School
Phillip McDonald 23 G 6' 5" 200 Junior Cypress, Texas Cypress Springs High School
Drew Gordon 32 F 6' 9" 245 Junior San Jose, California UCLA
Demetrius Walker 40 G 6' 2" 195 Sophomore Fontana, California Arizona State
Cameron Bairstow 41 F 6' 9" 230 Freshman Brisbane, Australia Australian Institute of Sports
Alex Kirk 53 C 6' 11" 230 Freshman Los Alamos, New Mexico Los Alamos High School

Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
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2010–11 Schedule[edit]

Source:[4]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
11/03/2010*
7:00 PM, KASY
Eastern New Mexico W 80–58 
The Pit (14,597)
Albuquerque, NM
11/06/2010*
7:00 PM, KASY
Manchester W 107–62 
The Pit (14,707)
Albuquerque, NM
Regular season
11/13/2010*
7:00 PM
Detroit W 63–54  1–0
The Pit (15,145)
Albuquerque, NM
11/16/2010*
7:00 PM, Versus
Arizona State W 76–62  2–0
The Pit (15,239)
Albuquerque, NM
11/20/2010*
7:00 PM
at California L 64–89  2–1
Haas Pavilion (7,158)
Berkeley, CA
11/24/2010*
7:00 PM
Northwood W 78–56  3–1
The Pit (14,542)
Albuquerque, NM
11/28/2010*
1:00 PM, KASY
San Diego W 75–46  4–1
The Pit (14,661)
Albuquerque, NM
12/01/2010*
7:00 PM
at Southern Illinois
MWC-MVC Challenge
W 74–59  5–1
SIU Arena (4,531)
Carbondale, IL
12/04/2010*
7:00 PM, AggieVision
at New Mexico State
Rio Grande Rivalry
W 84–78 OT 6–1
Pan American Center (8,205)
Las Cruces, NM
12/11/2010*
7:00 PM, The Mtn.
New Mexico State
Rio Grande Rivalry
W 78–62  7–1
The Pit (15,920)
Albuquerque, NM
12/17/2010*
7:00 PM, KASY
Longwood
IBN Las Vegas Classic
W 91–54  8–1
The Pit (14,444)
Albuquerque, NM
12/19/2010*
1:00 PM, KASY
The Citadel
IBN Las Vegas Classic
W 84–58  9–1
The Pit (14,640)
Albuquerque, NM
12/22/2010*
7:00 PM, CBSCS
vs. Colorado
IBN Las Vegas Classic Semifinals
W 89–76  10–1
Orleans Arena (2,867)
Paradise, NV
12/23/2010*
5:30 PM, CBSCS
vs. Northern Iowa
IBN Las Vegas Classic Finals
L 60–66  10–2
Orleans Arena (3,725)
Paradise, NV
12/29/2010*
7:00 PM, KASY
at Texas Tech W 61–60  11–2
United Spirit Arena (9,585)
Lubbock, TX
01/01/2011*
12:00 PM, CBSCS
at Dayton L 73–76 2OT 11–3
UD Arena (12,804)
Dayton, OH
01/05/2011*
7:00 PM, KASY
Cal State Bakersfield W 102–62  12–3
The Pit (14,045)
Albuquerque, NM
01/08/2011
4:00 PM, CBSCS
at Wyoming L 66–67  12–4 (0–1)
Arena-Auditorium (4,404)
Laramie, WY
01/12/2011
8:00 PM, The Mtn.
Colorado State W 68–61  13–4 (1–1)
The Pit (14,303)
Albuquerque, NM
01/15/2011
4:00 PM, CBSCS
#6 San Diego State L 77–87  13–5 (1–2)
The Pit (15,411)
Albuquerque, NM
01/19/2011
5:00 PM, The Mtn.
at Utah L 72–82  13–6 (1–3)
Jon M. Huntsman Center (8,717)
Salt Lake City, UT
01/22/2011
2:00 PM, Versus
at UNLV L 62–63  13–7 (1–4)
Thomas & Mack Center (13,843)
Paradise, NV
01/26/2011
8:00 PM, The Mtn.
TCU W 71–46  14–7 (2–4)
The Pit (14,411)
Albuquerque, NM
01/29/2011
2:00 PM, Versus
#9 BYU W 86–77  15–7 (3–4)
The Pit (15,411)
Albuquerque, NM
02/01/2011
6:00 PM, The Mtn.
at Air Force W 75–61  16–7 (4–4)
Clune Arena (2,296)
Colorado Springs, CO
02/09/2011
6:00 PM, The Mtn.
Wyoming W 68–57  17–7 (5–4)
The Pit (14,758)
Albuquerque, NM
02/12/2011
8:00 PM, The Mtn.
at Colorado State L 62–68  17–8 (5–5)
Moby Arena (6,425)
Fort Collins, CO
02/16/2011
8:30 PM, The Mtn.
at #6 San Diego State L 62–68  17–9 (5–6)
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
02/19/2011
7:30 PM, The Mtn.
Utah L 60–62  17–10 (5–7)
The Pit (15,333)
Albuquerque, NM
02/23/2011
7:00 PM, CBSCS
UNLV L 74–77 OT 17–11 (5–8)
The Pit (15,346)
Albuquerque, NM
02/26/2011
6:00 PM, CBSCS
at TCU W 80–70  18–11 (6–8)
Daniel–Meyer Coliseum (6,032)
Fort Worth, TX
03/02/2011
8:00 PM, The Mtn.
at #3 BYU W 82–64  19–11 (7–8)
Marriott Center (22,700)
Provo, UT
03/05/2011
4:00 PM, The Mtn.
Air Force W 66–61  20–11 (8–8)
The Pit (15,344)
Albuquerque, NM
2011 Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
03/10/2011
3:30 PM, The Mtn.
vs. Colorado State
Quarterfinals
W 67–61  21–11
Thomas & Mack Center (14,697)
Paradise, NV
03/11/2011
7:00 PM, CBSCS
vs. #8 BYU
Semifinals
L 76–87  21–12
Thomas & Mack Center (18,500)
Paradise, NV
2011 National Invitation Tournament
03/15/2011*
7:00 PM, ESPN2
UTEP
First Round
W 69–57  22–12
The Pit (9,626)
Albuquerque, NM
03/21/2011*
7:00 PM, ESPN
at Alabama
Second Round
L 67–74  22–13
Coleman Coliseum (6,821)
Tuscaloosa, AL
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

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