AggieVision :: NMSU Football Week Twelve Press Conference

NMSU Football Falls To Appalachian State 37-7 In Home Finale

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - On Senior Day at Aggie Memorial Stadium, the New Mexico State Aggies football team squared off with the Appalachian State Mountaineers. The Mountaineers came out flying and did not let up from start to finish as the Aggies fell, 37-7.

The team was riddled with injuries coming in to the game, most notably missing Tyler Rogers at quarterback. Throughout the contest, the Aggies suffered more injuries and were left with one starting offensive lineman by the time the fourth quarter started which allowed the Mountaineers defense to capitalize on a young front-five.

When asked about the game and how his team responded after all the injuries, head coach Doug Martin responded, “Anytime you have four offensive linemen and your quarterback out of the game, it’s going to be tough to score points and it was. I thought Conner Cramer came out and gave us a lift with his legs.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Defeats San Diego 56-51

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

SAN DIEGO, CA - Hot shooting and 14 second-half points from Jemerrio Jones powered NM State past San Diego, 56-51, Saturday afternoon at the Jenny Craig Pavilion. The win pushed NM State to 5-2 on the year and a perfect 4-0 in the San Diego Classic.

Down 42-40 with 6:52 left to play, NM State used a 9-2 run capped off by an and-1 from Jones gave the Aggies a 49-44 lead. From that point on, NM State never looked back as they finished the game with eight-straight points from the free-throw line.

The win on Saturday gave the Aggies and first-year head coach Paul Weir his first road victory of the season as well as NM State’s first non-rivalry, non-conference road win since Dec. 14, 2013, at Drake – 81-69.

“Second half just had an overall pace to the game that was the pace we wanted,” Weir said. “When we finally got the game at the pace we wanted, we were obviously more successful.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Blitzes New Mexico Highlands 94-37

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team squared off with New Mexico Highlands on Friday night and won the game, 94-37, with strong team play from start to finish. The victory keeps the Aggies unbeaten, 6-0, against the Cowgirls and puts the team at 4-2 on the season.

After winning the opening tip-off on Friday night, New Mexico State never looked back. The first quarter saw the Aggies go on a 21-0 run, the largest of the game, to end the quarter. Defensively, the team forced 13 turnovers in the quarter and capitalized on the play, shooting 11-18 from the field.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Announces 2017 Signing Class

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head volleyball coach Mike Jordan announced the signing of four players to National Letters of Intent to play for the Aggies in 2017.

The signing class joins a solid core of returners from last year’s young squad that went 24-7 overall and 13-1 in Western Athletic Conference play.

Natalie Mikels
5-10 | Setter
Jenks, Okla. | Jenks HS  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Finishes Season With Five Set Win At Rival UTEP

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

EL PASO, TX - The NM State volleyball team grinded out a gritty win Wednesday afternoon when it battled back to defeat Battle of I-10 rival, UTEP, 25-20, 18-25, 23-25, 26-24, 15-12 in Memorial Gym.

“Glad we were able to come back from down 2-1 and overcome all of our attack errors,” Aggie head coach Mike Jordan said. “Fortunately our block came alive and scored for us in the fifth set.”

How it happened
With the Aggies trailing UTEP in the first set 12-10, NM State rallied for four-straight points to take a 14-12 lead and never looked back. The closest the Miners were able to get was 14-13 on the very next serve, but weren’t able to contain the Aggie attack.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Defeats Pepperdine 75-66

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Coach Trakh’s first game against his former school, Pepperdine, ended in New Mexico States favor as they prevailed 75-66 on Wednesday. A game that started out looking like the Aggies were going to coast to victory, turned into a tightly contested game that came down to the last minute of action.

The game featured two teams shooting under 35-percent from the floor. About half of the points for each squad came from the free-throw line, after they shot a combined 72 free throws. After a tough shooting contest, head coach Mark Trakh commented, “We were 27-of-33 from the line which was good, but we need to get better shooting from the field.”  Continue Reading This Post >> Weekly Coach Jordan Interview :: 11/23/16 Obviously a disappointing loss in the conference tournament and an earlier end to the season than you'd hoped for. What did you talk with your team about after the match?
Mike Jordan: I congratulated them on a good season. Winning a regular season title and 23 matches up to that point is a big deal with the young team. We had a couple of people, Jordan Abalos and Sasha-Lee Thomas who battled through a lot of aches and pains to keep playing. There are some really important things that need to be mentioned. You have to applaud persistence. I think this team was pretty persistent. The downside obviously with the loss was the errors and that's been an issue all year long. We've just got a few people who are struggling getting outside their comfort zone and making the right choice attacking it. We made a lot of errors, 11 attack errors in the first set. Our setters doubled two balls. We netted. I think we gave them 14 points and we lose by two. And then we do the same thing in the fourth set and lose by two. You've got no one else but yourself to blame. I didn't think UTRGV played that great, they were just low errors. They kept the ball in play and gave it back to us and we errored out and that's not the way you win ballgames. They've got talent. UTRGV beat Baylor, that's no fluke. They've got talent, they have a couple of pretty good foreign players and they did what they needed to do to win and we just kept helping them and that's the downfall unfortunately. 

It's frustrating to keep going through that. One of the things I talked about yesterday at practice preparing for this match, at some point you take a hit over the head like that loss and you have to internalize why that's continuing to happen. As coaches we have two choices. We can either keep rolling them out there and hoping that eventually they get it or we say they've had enough time and it's time for someone else to get an opportunity. We're kind of at that looking into the offseason. It'll be an interesting offseason for sure.  Continue Reading This Post >>

AggieVision :: NMU Football Week 12 Press Conference

NMSU Men's Basketball Defeats Nicholls State 86-74 Behind Career Night From Jemerrio Jones

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Paced by a pair of 20-point performances from Jemerrio Jones and Braxton Huggins, the NM State men’s basketball team breezed to an 86-74 victory in the second half Tuesday night at the Pan American Center.

“The guys responded, which was really, really good to see. That was probably the first time that I have seen them respond to that yet, you know. We really just doubled down on what we already do and have to go out there and do it better…and that’s what we did. We got some key stop sand some key rebounds too.”

After an opening 3-pointer by Sidy N’Dir, the Colonel’s Johnathan Bell reeled off nine-straight points before Jalyn Pennie put an end to the run with a jumper to cut the Nicholls lead to 9-5. Pennie’s bucket led to an 8-0 run for the Aggies before things got knotted up at 15 with 13:09 left in the half.  Continue Reading This Post >>