NMSU Men's Basketball Survives Seattle Scare To Advance To WAC Tournament Championship Game

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS VEGAS, NV - Being able to play behind and weather the storm during its non-conference slate served well for the New Mexico State men's basketball team as it battle back Friday night after giving up a double-digit lead in the first-half for a gritty 84-79 victory over fourth-seeded Seattle U at Orleans Arena.

With the win, NM State gets the opportunity to defend its Western Athletic Conference Tournament title Saturday night against third-seeded Grand Canyon at 8 p.m. (MT) on ESPNU. The victory also pushed NM State's all-time WAC Tournament record to 28-5, giving the Aggies the mantle for most wins in tournament history by passing UTEP (27-15).  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Falls To Seattle In WAC Tournament Semifinals

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS VEGAS, NV - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team took on Seattle U in the semifinals of the Western Athletic Conference Tournament on Friday at Orleans Arena. The Aggies faced off against a better shooting Redhawk squad that was 6-for-7 from three-point range in the first half en route to an 84-61 loss for NM State.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Falls Short Against DePaul

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS VEGAS, NV> - The New Mexico State softball team opened the Rebel Classic against DePaul at Eller Media Stadium on Thursday night. The Aggies fell 11-5 to the Blue Demons despite a late rally in the seventh inning.

Samaria Diaz got the start in the circle for NM State (10-9) and struggled from the beginning, giving up a pair of homers to DePaul (15-5) to put the Aggies behind 2-0. Kayla Green came in to relieve the sophomore, striking out a batter to end the inning.

The Blue Demons momentum continued into the second and after Green gave up a pair of walks and a fielder’s choice, a single for DePaul scored the third run of the game to put NM State further behind. Following the frame, Green settled in the circle and pitched a pair of scoreless innings but the New Mexico State offense was unable to bring a run across the plate.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Jones, Lofton Named To USBWA All-District Team

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

ST. LOUIS, MO - Jemerrio Jones and Zach Lofton of the New Mexico State men’s basketball team were name to the United States Basketball Writers Association All-District Team for district VIII Tuesday afternoon.

The announcement comes shortly after the Western Athletic Conference released its all-conference honors for the 2017-18 season where Jones was named player of the year and to the all-defensive team while Lofton was named to the All-WAC First-Team and WAC All-Newcomer Team.

This is the first time in program history that the Aggies have had two players earn all-district honors in the same year. The last Aggie to earn all-district honors was Pascal Siakam during the 2015-16 season.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Jemerrio Jones Named WAC Men's Basketball Player Of The Year, Chris Jans Named WAC Coach Of The Year

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - After another banner year for the New Mexico State men’s basketball team, first-year head coach Chris Jans was named the Western Athletic Conference Don Haskins Coach of the Year while senior forward Jemerrio Jones claimed WAC Player of the Year accolades.

Jans is the first WAC men’s head coach since Nevada’s Mark Fox (2004-05) to win coach of the year honors in his first year at the helm.

The Aggies posted a 25-5 overall mark in the regular-season and 12-2 record in conference play under his direction. The 12-2 record in the WAC gave NM Sate its third regular-season title in four years outright and is the second-best record in conference play since joining the WAC. In addition, Jans guided the Aggies to their first win over an AP top-10 ranked opponent since 1990 when NM State defeated then-No. 6/7 Miami 63-54 in the semifinal game of the 2017 Hawaii Airlines Diamond Head Classic.  Continue Reading This Post >>

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Brooke Salas Named WAC Player Of The Year, Brooke Atkinson Named WAC Coach Of The Year

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - The 2017-18 All-WAC teams have been named, following a vote of the WAC’s eight head coaches. NM State’s Brooke Salas headlines the awards, earning WAC Player of the Year honors. Seattle U’s Kallin Spiller was named WAC Freshman of the Year and NM State’s Brooke Atkinson won WAC Coach of the Year.

A 5-11 junior guard from Placentia, Calif., Salas was the leading scorer in conference play at the Aggies won their fourth consecutive WAC regular season title. In addition to her WAC-best 18.4 points per game, she also led the league in steals during WAC play, averaging 2.6 per game. She was also fourth in the conference in rebounding at 8.4 per game and her .865 free throw percentage was one of the top marks in the WAC. Salas shot .436 from three-point range, which was second in the league and her 1.7 blocks per game rank third.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Joey Ortiz Named WAC Hitter Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - NM State’s Joey Ortiz has been named Western Athletic Conference Hitter for Feb. 26 – March 4.

Ortiz, a sophomore shortstop from Garden Grove, Calif. (Pacific HS), totaled three home runs and 12 RBIs on the week. He started the week against Arizona, going 2-for-4 with two RBIs in a close 5-4 loss. Against Harvard, he was 5-for-14 from the plate, with three home runs, four walks, eight runs scored and 12 RBIs. Five of those RBIs came in the series finale, including a grand slam in the sixth inning. On the season, he leads the WAC with 24 runs scored and 12 walks and is among the leaders in several other categories.