Aggie Men's Basketball Routs GCU 70-50 In Battle For First Place

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State Aggies got great shooting in the second half and a smothering defense throughout the game to move all alone into the lead of the Western Athletic Conference by with a 70-50 win over Grand Canyon.

The Aggies (15-8, 7-1) are on a six-game winning streak. GCU (19-4, 6-2) has lost back-to-back games for the first time this season

“I’m very pleased with the outcome, pleased with the effort,” said NM State head coach Marvin Menzies. “We played big boy basketball tonight. We executed at a high level offensively and played solidly on both sides of the ball.”

The Aggies shot 54 percent from the floor, including 68.4 percent in the second half. NM State held GCU to 29.8 percent from the floor. The Aggies dominated the boards 44-26.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women's Basketball Win At GCU 66-44

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

PHOENIX, AZ - Defense once again served as the catalyst to the NM State women's basketball team's success Thursday night as the Aggies forced 19 Grand Canyon turnovers en route to their 64-44 victory at GCU Arena.

"Our defense played very well today and we got our offense going," head coach Mark Trakh said. "Brooke played great for us in the first half and then Shanice [Davis] finished things off for us down the stretch."

Davis picked up the Aggies in the second half, and scored a game-high 17 points on 5-of-8 shooting – including a 3-for-3 night behind the arc. Brooke Salas nearly recorded her first-career double-double again, but settled for 11 points, eight rebounds and four steals. Her eight boards ties her season-high for the third time this year.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Picked To Win WAC, Fiana Finau Selected Preseason Player Of The Year

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - NM State is the preseason favorite to win the 2016 Western Athletic Conference softball title in a vote of the league’s six head coaches, who could not vote for their own team.

The coaches also voted preseason award winners and Aggie Fiana Finau was selected as the Preseason Player of the Year and Missouri-Kansas City’s Katie Kelley was selected as the Preseason Pitcher of the Year.

The Aggies took the top spot in the preseason poll with 25 points and five first-place votes. Grand Canyon was picked second with 20 points and the other first-place vote, edging out CSU Bakersfield in third place with 18 points. UMKC was fourth with 11 points, followed by Seattle U and Utah Valley with nine and seven points, respectively.

NM State placed the most players on the Preseason All-WAC team with six, while Grand Canyon had three.  Continue Reading This Post >>

New Mexico State Football Adds 16 On National Signing Day

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - On Wednesday, National Signing Day, head coach Doug Martin announced the addition of 16 student-athletes for the 2016 football season. The 2016 recruits signed their National Letters of Intent to join the Aggies along with the eight midyear signees from December. Below are the names and bios of each new Aggie.

Myles Vigne (6'1" – 285 – Warren Easton Sr. HS – New Orleans)
Played at Warren Easton Sr. HS in New Orleans, La. under Antonio Hull… Three year starter and two-time district champion… Named team defensive MVP as a senior… As a senior, racked up 56 tackles and 15 tackles for loss… Amassed four forced fumbles and one interception in 2015.

Shamad Lomax (5'10" – 185 – Copperas Cove HS – Copperas Cove, Texas)   Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Soccer Inks Seven For 2016

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head women’s soccer coach Freddy Delgado inked seven players to National Letters of Intent on Wednesday. The signing comes on the heels of Delgado leading the Aggies to their best finish in conference play since 2009.

“We are excited about the 2016 class,” Delgado said. “Since we brought in a large group of freshmen last year, this year’s class focused on filling specific key positions. This group continues the long history of committing excellent soccer players, exceptional students and great examples in their community.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Kenneth Fadke Named WAC Golfer Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State senior Kenneth Fadke II was selected as the Western Athletic Conference Men’s Golfer of the Week for his performance last week.

Fadke, a senior from Hobbs, N.M., paced the way for NM State in the Aggies spring opener. Playing in the Aggies No. 1 position, Fadke posted a 1-under-par 70 on the 7,262-yard course at Tucson’s Sewailo Golf Club in the first round of the Arizona Intercollegiate. He placed 23rd individually with an 8-over 221 in the field of 84 golfers. The Aggies finished 11th in the 17-team field that featured three Top 25 teams.

Fadke is the first men’s golfer honored by the conference in the 2015-16 season.

The Aggies have a couple of weeks before their next competition. NM State travels to Houston for the All-America Intercollegiate on Feb. 19-21.

2016 New Mexico State Athletics Hall Of Fame Inductees Announced

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State Athletics Department, in conjunction with US Bank, is proud to announce the three distinguished former student-athletes selected as this year’s inductees into the US Bank/NM State Athletics Hall of Fame.

The class of 2016 includes baseball All-American Billy Becher, and volleyball All-Americans Stevi Adams Maytubby and Kim Oguh Nield.

The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place at halftime of the Feb. 20 men’s basketball game when the Aggies close their home schedule against Seattle U at the Pan American Center. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women's Basketball Cruises Past UT Rio Grande Valley 68-57

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

EDINBURG, TX - Staunch defense and solid shooting from Sasha Weber and Brianna Freeman saw the NM State women's basketball team cruise past UT Rio Grande Valley, 68-57, Saturday night at the UTRGV Fieldhouse.

Tonight's victory moved the Aggies to 7-0 in Western Athletic Conference play gave them a two-game lead over UTRGV league standings.

Weber finished the night with a game-high 18 points on 5-of-9 shooting, all from behind the arc, with five rebounds, three steals and three assists. Freeman added 17 points of her own on 8-of-9 shooting from the floor to go with four rebounds and a block, which gave her sole possession of eighth-place in the NM State all-time blocks list (76).  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Men's Basketball Blows Out UT Rio Grande Valley 92-68

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State Aggies never trailed as they closed the first half of Western Athletic Conference play by crushing the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley 92-68 Saturday night at the Pan American Center.

The Aggies (14-8, 6-1), who have now won five straight, moved into a first place tie with Grand Canyon who lost at home to Seattle U 59-57. UTRGV (6-16, 2-5) dropped its third straight.

NM State got an NCAA leading 19th double-double from sophomore Pascal Siakam, who led the Aggies with 24 points and 16 rebounds to go with three blocks, three steals and two assists.

The Aggies got career-high scoring nights from Jalyn Pennie and Matt Taylor. Pennie scored 20 points with three assists, while Taylor netted 12 with four assists. Junior Ian Baker scored 11 points with six rebounds, five assists and three steals.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Baker's Buzzer Beater Gives Aggies 68-67 Win At Bakersfield In 2OT

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BAKERSFIELD, CA - New Mexico State junior Ian Baker drilled a 28-foot 3-pointer as time expired in the second overtime to lead the Aggies to a 68-67 win over CSU Bakersfield Saturday night at the Icardo Center.

The Aggies (13-8, 5-1) won their fourth straight and moved into a second-place tie in the Western Athletic Conference with the 'Runners (14-6, 4-1) who had their six-game winning streak snapped.

"That was a great shot by Ian," said NM State head coach Marvin Menzies. "but it was great defense down the stretch that got us there. Our guys were not going to be denied this game. I can't say enough about the maturity they showed under adversity."

The Aggies held the lead only twice in the contest, once with 2:47 to play in the second overtime on a Pascal Siakam layup and at the buzzer on Baker's triple.

The Aggies battled back from a poor first half to get into a position for Baker's heroics.  Continue Reading This Post >>