NMSU Women's Basketball Defeats UTRGV 71-63

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team won its 18th-straight Western Athletic Conference home game, 71-63, over UT Rio Grande Valley on Saturday afternoon from the Pan American Center.

The Aggies established strong defense from the get-go, opening the game on a 12-0 run and not allowing UTRGV to score until the 3:52 mark in the first. NM State forced turnovers on the Vaqueros first five possessions. However, UT Rio Grande Valley made two three pointers and cut the NM State lead to 16-8 at the end of the first. New Mexico State forced 10 turnovers in the period.

The Vaqueros then further cut the Aggies’ lead to six after a pair of free throws to start the second quarter before Brooke Salas hit a jumper and Gia Pack made two threes and a lay in to extend the lead to 26-11 and force a Vaquero timeout with 7:11 in the half.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Taniya Mitchell Named WAC Indoor Field Athlete Of The Week

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DENVER, CO - New Mexico State track and field’s Taniya Mitchell was named the Western Athletic Conference Women’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week, the league announced on Tuesday. This is the first honor of the year for the senior.

Mitchell recorded a new personal record when she took home second place in the weight throw, posting a mark of 17.93m (58-10) at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Collegiate Invitational over the weekend. The throw currently puts the senior atop the conference leaderboard and the throw also ranks third in the NM State record books. Mitchell also competed in the shot put at the meet, posting a throw of 11.03m (36-2.25).

The Aggies are back in action at the ABQ Convention Center when the squad competed at the New Mexico Collegiate Team Invitational on Saturday, January 26.

NMSU Men's Basketball Defeats Utah Valley

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OREM, UT - The New Mexico State men’s basketball team came together in the second-half and outscored Utah Valley 50-39 for the 83-78 come from behind win Saturday night at the UCCU Center and snapped the UVU’s 22-game home win-streak in front of 4,521 fans – including a contingent of Aggie fans.

With both teams exchanging baskets to start the game, UVU continued its hot-streak from the floor out of the first media break and went on a 13-0 run for the 22-10 lead – which forced head coach Chris Jans to call a timeout with 12:41 left in the first half.

However, NM State (15-4, 4-1 WAC) didn’t back down and went on an 8-0 run of its own out of that timeout and brought it within 22-18 of the Wolverines with 10:21 on the clock after Terrell Brown scored four-straight points.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Knocks Off Utah Valley 58-52

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team used outstanding defense and timely offense to move into first place in the Western Athletic Conference and win its 17th-consecutive WAC home game, 58-52, over Utah Valley at the Pan American Center on Saturday afternoon.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Dominates Seattle On The Road

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SEATTLE, WA - The New Mexico State men’s basketball team had a great start to its road swing with a dominating 87-60 victory over Seattle U Thursday night at the Redhawk Center.

The Aggie offense was much more alive to start the game, getting off to a quick 6-2 lead on back-to-back 3-pointers from Clayton Henry and Terrell Brown.

With an 8-7 lead at the under-16 media break, JoJo Zamora scored six-straight before heading into the next media timeout with an 18-11 lead thanks to a 10-4 run led by the redshirt-senior. A three by Zamora out of the break followed by put-back from Eli Chuha forced the first of two timeouts by the Redhawks.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Routs Seattle

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team used a strong second half to take care of Seattle U in Western Athletic Conference play 75-55 at the Pan American Center Thursday night.

The first quarter was back-and–forth with each side trading buckets. NM State (11-6, 3-1 WAC) took a 12-9 lead coming out of the media timeout with 4:57 on the clock thanks to 10 early points from Brooke Salas. However, the Redhawks (0-17, 0-4) got hot from three and the Aggies trailed 21-18 with 1:25 in the quarter after three-straight threes from Seattle U. New Mexico State got one more bucket before the end of the period but trailed 23-20 at the end of one.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Nixon Takes Home Another NSMA Award

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WINSON-SALEM, N.C. - New Mexico State football and men’s basketball play-by-play broadcaster and US Bank/NM State Hall of Famer Jack Nixon took home the National Sports Media Association Sportscaster of the Year for the state of New Mexico for the second-straight year.

This is the fourth time Nixon has earned national sportscaster of the year recognition after earning the same accolade in 1980, 2013 and 2017.  Continue Reading This Post >>

WAC Announces Fall Academic All-WAC Honorees

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DENVER, CO - The Western Athletic Conference announced its Academic All-WAC honorees for the fall on Thursday. In total, 28 New Mexico State student-athletes spread between women's soccer, men’s and women's cross country and volleyball received recognition from the league.

Across the conference, 274 student-athletes were named to the list. Of the first and second team All-WAC selections from the fall sports, 59 percent were also honored as Academic All-WAC honorees.

To be eligible for the honor, a student-athlete must have completed at least one academic year, have at least a 3.2 cumulative grade-point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's contests.

Men’s Cross Country
James McLain, So.

Women’s Cross Country
Jess Dominguez, So.
Nichole Gomez, Sr.
Corinne Hanson, Jr.
Kelli Kirkpatrick, Sr.
Elana Kresl, Jr.
Regina Marquez, Jr.
Nicolette Pacheco, Jr.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Downs Bakersfield 73-62

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State men’s basketball team woke up in the second-half of the game and outscored CSU Bakersfield 51-33 to complete the 73-62 come from behind victory over the Runners Saturday evening in the Pan American Center.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Defeats Bakersfield On Buzzer Beater

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BAKERSFIELD, CA - With the Aggies inbounding and the game tied at 59 with just two seconds remaining, everybody in the Icardo Center knew reigning, and preseason, Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year Brooke Salas was getting the ball. Instead, Adenike Aderinto received the inbounds pass on the left block, spun and banked it in at the horn to propel the New Mexico State women’s basketball team to a 61-59 road win over Western Athletic Conference foe CSU Bakersfield on Saturday afternoon.  Continue Reading This Post >>