Men's Basketball Game Recaps

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Men's Basketball Game Recaps

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 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 >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Ends Season With 79-68 Loss To Clemson In NCAA Tournament

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

SAN DIEGO, CA - The historic season for New Mexico State men’s basketball came to an end on Friday night at Viejas Arena with the 12th-seeded Aggies falling to the fifth-seeded Tigers of Clemson University 79-68.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Defeats Grand Canyon 72-58 In WAC Title Game

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS VEGAS - As the clock ticked down in the final moments of the Western Athletic Conference Tournament Championship game, first-year Aggie head coach Chris Jans looked each of his assistants in the eye and congratulated them one-by-one before letting out a roar of jubilation while facing the sea of screaming Aggie fans as they watched the New Mexico State men’s basketball team punched their ticket to the NCAA Tournament with a 72-58 win over Grand Canyon Saturday night at Orleans Arena.  Continue Reading This Post >>

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 Men's Basketball Defeats Chicago State 78-67

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Balanced scoring coupled with 42-20 edge in the paint saw the New Mexico State men’s basketball team get back in the win column with a 78-67 win over Chicago State Thursday night at the Pan American Center.

Chicago State went toe-to-toe with the league-leading Aggies (23-5, 10-2 WAC) in the first half, and on two separate occasions took the lead against New Mexico State. The last lead for the Cougars (2-27, 0-12) occurred at the 3:51 media timeout, 31-30.

A 3-pointer from Keyon Jones before that last media break started a 12-5 run to end the half and gave NM State then 39-36 lead heading into the locker room. N’Dir, who had a team-high 15 points on the night, had seven of those points by the first media timeout.

New Mexico State played with a lot more energy in the second-half, blitzing the Cougars with a 19-8 run for the 58-44 lead and 10:51 left to play.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Defeats Chicago State 63-55

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

CHICAGO, IL - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team began its final road trip of the regular season starting at Chicago State on Thursday night. Another strong second half, featuring a 14-0 run in the third, led the Aggies to a 63-55 victory.

Despite Jasmine Cooper winning the opening tip for NM State (15-11, 9-3 WAC), it was Chicago State (1-26, 1-11 WAC) who struck first scoring and opened the game on a 10-4 run. However, the Aggies were able to bounce back and score the next six points to tie the game up at 10-10 come the first media timeout at the 3:52 mark.

The score remained all knotted up at the end of the first quarter with each team scoring 15. Through 10 minutes of action, the Aggies saw most of their production come from the paint where they outscore the Cougars 12-6.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Drops Overtime Contest At Seattle U, 73-63

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

SEATTLE, WA - After battling back in regulation, 2-of-10 shooting by New Mexico State in the overtime period was not enough to answer Seattle U’s 16 points as it fell to the Redhawks 73-63 Saturday afternoon at KeyArena in men’s basketball action.

The Redhawks started the extra period with a deep triple before AJ Harris answered with a floater in the lane to make it 60-59 in favor or the home team. However, from there, it was Jordan Hill for Seattle U – who scored nine-straight points which put NM State behind 69-61 with 37 seconds left on the clock before eventually falling 73-63.

NM State (22-5, 9-2 WAC) struggled offensively for most of the second half as well as turned the ball over – including six in a 4:40 minute span that saw the Redhawks (19-9, 8-3 WAC) use to extend their lead to 49-39 with 7:28 left to play.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Falls At Utah Valley 86-79

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

OREM, UT - The New Mexico State men’s basketball team saw its 11-game winning-streak snapped Thursday night on the road at the UCCU Center against Utah Valley 86-79 as the top-two teams in the league went toe-to-toe.

Thursday night’s loss now has NM State 22-4 overall on the season and 9-1 in Western Athletic Conference play. However, the Aggies still have a two-game cushion in league play against UVU and Seattle U – who have three losses each – with four games remaining in the regular-season.

NM State got off to a quick start, draining back-to-back three-balls, but then saw Utah Valley (18-8, 8-3) answer right back with six-straight of its own. The teams went back-and-forth from that point as both squads exchanged short runs. However, a 6-0 run by Utah Valley powered by Brandon Randolph gave the Wolverines a 27-24 lead and forced an Aggie timeout.  Continue Reading This Post >>