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2010–11 New Mexico Lobos men's basketball team

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

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.


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Other arrivals

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


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

Coach Steve Alford Stays

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]



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


Ranking Movement
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2010–11 Schedule


|- !colspan=9| Exhibition |- !colspan=9| Regular season |- !colspan=9| 2011 Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament |- !colspan=9| 2011 National Invitation Tournament


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