AggieVision :: Chris Jans Press Conference :: 11/19/18

NMSU Volleyball Wins On Senior Day, Secures 2-Seed In WAC Tournament

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State volleyball hosted Chicago State for a Western Athletic Conference match at the Pan American Center on Saturday, Nov. 17. The Aggies swept the Cougars 25-18, 31-29, 25-20 for the contest. With the victory, the Crimson and White secured the two seed in the 2018 WAC Tournament.

"I'm proud of our seniors for finishing with a win at home and doing so much for this team these last four years," head coach Mike Jordan said. "I think the fact that we are 22-7 with all the injuries we've had and graduating so many players the year before says a lot about the senior's leadership."

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NMSU Men's Basketball Holds On For 98-94 Win At UNM

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A huge offensive turnaround thanks to career-high 31 points from AJ Harris and season-high 20 points from Terrell Brown saw the New Mexico State men’s basketball team outlast Battle of I-25 rival New Mexico Saturday evening in front of 14,393 hostile fans at Dreamstyle Arena.

With the win, NM State extends its win-streak against UNM to four-straight. The last time the Aggies won four-straight against the Lobos came during the 1993-94 seasons. Coach Jans is now 6-0 in rivalry games since taking the helm.

With the narrow 44-38 lead heading into the break, New Mexico State (3-1) came out guns blazing against the Lobos (2-1) and went on a 16-6 tear for the 60-44 lead before Corey Manigault connected on a pair of free-throws to stop the bleeding.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Football Falls At BYU

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

PROVO, UT - The New Mexico State football team made a trip to Provo, Utah to take on fellow independent Brigham Young University on a cold Saturday night inside of LaVell Edwards Stadium. After the Aggies scored first, the Cougars went on to outscore the team 45-3 as the Crimson & White fell on the road, 45-10.

Both NM State (3-8) and BYU (6-5) were forced to punt on a three-and-out for their first drives of the game. Then the Aggie offense got rolling on its next possession. Following three third-down conversions, Christian Gibson broke off a 13-yard rush into the red zone. Sitting 17 yards out, Josh Adkins went on to find Drew Dan who made a remarkable catch in the back corner of the end zone for a touchdown to put NM State up 7-0. This scoring drive spanned 85 yards and lasted 4:27 as the Aggies got on the board.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Takes Round One In Battle Of I-10

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

EL PASO, TX - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team raced out to an early lead against UTEP before making clutch shots down the stretch to win its second-straight Battle of I-10 in El Paso, 69-65, on Saturday afternoon. NM State won last year’s meeting 76-68, also in the Sun City.

Although UTEP would get the scoring going with a three at seventh minute mark of the first quarter, the quarter was all Aggies from there. NM State got a three from Brooke Salas to get on the scoreboard before scoring 12 straight points to take a 15-3 lead with 1:56 to go . UTEP then scored two free throws before Salas capped an 18-3 run with a three with 1:15 until the end of the first.

The Miners nailed a three with 17 seconds to play in the period for an 18-8 NM State lead at the intermission. The Aggie defense held UTEP to just 2-13 shooting in the quarter while shooting 50% (7-14).  Continue Reading This Post >>

Brooke Salas Named WAC Player Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State senior guard Brooke Salas was named Western Athletic Conference player of the week after posting a pair of 22 point games on 66.7% shooting in Aggie wins last week, the conference announced Monday.

The reigning WAC Player of the Year scored 22 points with six rebounds in a 70-38 win over UT Permian Basin in the season-opener at home. She also dished out two assists and recorded five steals.

Against Western Michigan, Salas dropped 22, all in the second-half, to propel the Aggies to a 66-54 comeback victory on the road. She also pulled down six rebounds against the Broncos. Salas moved into 12th on the NM State all-time scoring list and now sits at 1,346 points.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Routs UTEP 96-69 In Round One Of Battle Of I-10

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The NM State men's basketball team took down Battle of I-10 rival UTEP, 96-69, Friday night at the Pan American Center.

The Aggies improved to 2-0 on the season and won their eighth-straight against the Miners. UTEP has yet to beat the Aggies at the Pan American center since 2010.

UTEP got off to an 18-9 start before NM State went on a 14-9 run to cut the Miner lead to 27-23 with 8:02 left in the first half.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Wins At Grand Canyon 3-1

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

PHOENIX, AZ - New Mexico State volleyball faced Grand Canyon at the GCU Arena on Thursday night. In their final road match of the regular season, the Aggies defeated the Lopes 25-20, 25-21, 25-27, 25-20. Julianna Salanoa set an NM State record in the victory when the sophomore posted a .722 hitting percentage in the four-set match.

"It was a good team win. We did a lot of things well offensively," head coach Mike Jordan said. "We needed to defend the out-of-system ball a little better than we did but winning on the road shorthanded, I'll take that."

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NMSU Men's Basketball Cruises Past North Dakota State 73-56 In Season Opener

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Dominant play from the get-go for the New Mexico State men's basketball team saw it overpower North Dakota State, 73-56, Tuesday night in the Pan American Center as part of The Summit League/WAC Challenge.

Led by JoJo Zamora and Terrell Brown's 16 points and 13 points, respectively, the Aggies never trailed from start to finish to pick up their first win of the 2018-19 campaign. With the victory, NM State is now 56-18-1 all-time when the home and season-opener are on the same day.

New Mexico State got off to a great start after picking up a thunderous slam from JUCO transfer Ivan Aurrecoechea to put the Aggies on top 5-1. From there, NM State shocked the Bison with a 13-2 run that was capped off by Mohamed Thiam's 18-footer and forced North Dakota State to call a timeout.  Continue Reading This Post >>