1. Davidson's impressive offensive attack is led by Jake Cohen and De'Mon Brooks, two players who can score from all over. But against New Mexico, Cohen only made 1-5 twos (20%) and 1-7 threes (14%), and scored just 9 points. Only six times all last season did Cohen fail to score at least a point per shot attempt.
2. Davidson only managed 9 offensive boards off of 37 missed shots, for a 24.3% OR%. Davidson is typically one of the better offensive rebounding teams in the nation, and in head coach Bob McKillop's worst season ever his team averaged just under 33% a game. New Mexico, however, has been an elite defensive rebounding team under Steve Alford, finishing among the nation's top-10 in his first three seasons, and were No. 22 and No. 29 the past two. This game featured a clash of styles, and New Mexico clearly exerted their will when it came to the boards. The Lobos were also able to rebound half of their own misses.
3. Last season Davidson made one of the most improbable leaps in ball control, going from 234th in the nation two years ago, to 22nd last year. Versus the Lobos they were able to stay in the game by maximizing possessions, and only turned it over on 11.3% o their trips. Only one team in the nation last year managed a turnover rate under 15% for the entire season. Davidson is off to a good start this year, at least in that regard.
4. Tony Snell is getting all of the attention, and it's warranted. He scored 25 points. He put the game away with a late three. He played all 40 minutes. But those 25 points came from 22 shots, which is a ton of possessions. Kendall Williams was able to score 17 off of only six shots, primarily because he got to the line 14 times. His efficient scoring was able to get them over the hump.
5. New Mexico's worst offense under Coach Alford was in his first year, and even then they were 53rd nationally. Since then they've been ranked between 27th and 43rd. Against Davidson they scored 86 points on just 71 possessions, which works out to 1.21 points per possession (PPP), a figure they bested just nine times last season.