NMSU Women's Basketball Falls To Hawai'i 56-53

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

HONOLULU, HI - The final game of the Bank of Hawai’i Classic had each fan sitting on the edge of their seat to see who would prevail. Defense was key in the final bout in Honolulu as each team forced more than 15 turnovers. The tight contest concluded with Hawai’i on top, 56-53.

Top performers for the Aggies were Tyesha Taylor and Tamera William each each earned a spot on the Bank of Hawai’i All-Tournament Team. At the end of the final game, William put up 11 points and nine rebounds, while Taylor had 10 points of her own, coming off the bench.

The game began with an aggressive first half that seemed to work against each team offensively. The stats sheet featured more fouls (13) than combined baskets (11) for the two teams. However, the play did allow the Aggies to start 5-6 from the free throw line and finish the quarter ahead, 11-6.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Defeats Bethune-Cookman 89-73

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Career night for Braxton Huggins and Sidy N’Dir on offense guided the New Mexico State men’s basketball team past Bethune-Cookman, 89-73, Sunday afternoon in its second game of the University of San Diego Classic.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Golf Signs Three In 2017 Class

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - After a great start to the season for the New Mexico State women's golf team, things got even better on signing day. The Aggies landed three recruits that will improve their lineup heading into 2017-18.

The recruiting class includes Tammy Lim out of Clovis, Calif., Kehler Koss from Calgary, Alberta and Tiegan Taylor hailing from Kelowna, British Columbia.

"As a team, we will have three seniors graduate this spring, so all three freshmen coming in will definitely have some playing time to battle for and a chance to earn their way into the top-five traveling team." Said head coach Jackie Booth when asked about the new class. "Each one of them is an excellent student and has also shown the ability to excel in National Jr events. So we're looking forward to them being here and getting adjusted to campus life and school with their new teammates. They will each bring a lot to the table as Aggies!"  Continue Reading This Post >>

Defense Forces Five Turnovers In New Mexico State's 50-10 Rout Of Texas State

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The NM State defense was on full display Saturday afternoon at Aggie Memorial Stadium, forcing five takeaways that led to 28 points in the first quarter en route to its resounding 50-10 victory against Texas State.

“Most of our problems this year is when we have to go 80 yards to score,” said Aggies head coach Doug Martin, whose team matched last year’s win total at 3-7 and 2-4 in the Sun Belt Conference. “When the defense does what it did tonight, it makes life easier. We can be a quick strike offense when given that opportunity.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Top Seeded NMSU Volleyball Upset By 5-Seed UTRGV In WAC Tournament Semifinals

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The top-seeded NM State volleyball team was upended Friday night, 3-2, at the Pan American Center to fifth-seeded UT Rio Grande Valley in the semifinal match of the Western Athletic Conference Tournament 23-25, 20-25, 25-16, 25-23.

The Aggies finished the year 23-7 on the year after claiming the WAC regular-season crown. Jordan Abalos and Tatyana Battle led the way once again for NM State on the attacking end with 13 and 14 kills apiece. Both Abalos (18) and Battle (10) also recorded double-doubles with 12 and 10 digs, respectively.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Falls On The Road To Rival UNM 72-59

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A game-high 25 points from senior Ian Baker wasn’t enough Friday night as the NM State men’s basketball team dropped the first installment in the Battle of I-25 against New Mexico 72-59 at WisePies Arena.

Despite shooting 3-of-8 to New Mexico’s 5-of-6 heading into the first media timeout, a 3-pointer from Braxton Huggins followed by a lay-up from Tanveer Bhullar kept the Aggies within 10-8 of the Lobos.

After a 4-0 run by UNM (3-0) to take a 16-10 lead, Jalyn Pennie’s 3-pointer followed by a fantastic give-and-go between Sidy N’Dir and Baker brought the Aggies within 16-15 of New Mexico at the 7:41 media break.

Bhullar gave NM State (2-2) its first lead of the game, 17-16, at the 6:25 mark on the entry pass from Huggins. The lead, however, was short-lived as UNM’s Tim Williams knocked down both free throws to give the Lobos their first points in 4:50 minutes.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Defeats Sacramento State 99-73

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HONOLULU, HI - The first game in the Bank of Hawaii Classic was a match up in paradise for the New Mexico State women’s basketball team. From the first tip to the final buzzer, NM State outplayed and outscored the Sacramento State Hornets, to a final score of 99-73.

Friday’s contest was a career night for multiple Aggies. Jasmine Cooper had a career-high six rebounds against the Hornets, while Tyesha Taylor had a career-high 16 points. Not to be outdone on the homecoming trip, Hawaii native Jeneva Toilolo set career highs in points with 16 and blocks with two.

Head coach Mark Trakh was impressed with what he saw in the victory and commented, “I like the way our team played tonight, they rebounded well and our bigs played a great game, to help us secure the win from start to finish.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Announces 2017 Signing Class

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head men’s basketball coach Paul Weir announced the signing of Tyree Robinson, Gabe Hadley, L.J. Figueroa and Jachai Simmons on Thursday. The signing class is the first for Weir since taking over the program this past spring.

Tyree Robinson
6-5 | 220 | Forward
Odessa College (Durfee HS) | Fall River, Ma.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Announces 2017 Signing Class

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - NM State head softball coach Kathy Rodolph once again reloads her roster with a staunch signing class for the 2017-18 season. This year’s signing class features two pitchers, two infielders and a catcher. Of the five committed to New Mexico State, four players hail from California while one comes by way of Arizona.

“We are very excited about our 2017 signing class. It's a class that has speed, pitching and defense,” Rodolph said. They have great character with the athletic potential to help us immediately.”

Analise De La Roca
Pitcher
San Pedro, Calif. | Port of Los Angeles HS  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Defeats Samford 58-48

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Timely defense down the stretch coupled with Eli Chuha’s career-high 16 points and 13 rebounds Wednesday night powered the NM State men’s basketball team over Samford in the opening game of the University of San Diego Classic.

“We have a lot of games and a short amount of practice time so it’s essential that we improve every single game,” Aggie head coach Paul Weir said. “We can’t go into a game letting the little things go. We fought through at the end and I like the way we’re defending.”  Continue Reading This Post >>