NMSU Women's Basketball Falls To Arizona 74-63 In Overtime

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Sunday afternoon saw the New Mexico State women’s basketball team square off with Pac-12 opponent Arizona at the Pan American Center. The contest took extra time to find a winner as the Aggies lost in overtime, 74-63.

After the game head coach Mark Trakh was asked about his team’s performance and said, “I thought we fought really hard and got after it. We brought a Pac-12 school to the brink and you can’t ask for much more than that. This team played hard tonight and I’m proud of them.”

The first quarter of Sunday’s contest gave fans a glimpse of what was in store for the game as it featured a back-and-forth ten minutes of play. The quarter saw five lead changes and 1:42 of a tie game as neither team could truly pull away. As the clock ticked down, Arizona went on a 7-0 run and finished the quarter up, 16-10.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Defeats Long Beach State 93-85

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Led by Braxton Huggins’ game-high 26 points and 4-of-5 starters reaching double-figures, NM State picked up its fifth-straight win Saturday night with a 93-85 victory over former Big West Conference rival Long Beach State inside the Pan American Center.

“I think offensively it was encouraging on a lot of levels,” head coach Paul Weir said. “I feel good about the trajectory of our offense. The way they guarded their ball screens, we wanted to attack and we did. We were able to get to the foul line in the second half where they went zone. It really opened some things up and we made some shots. I thought we were in a really good rhythm at that point and we were able to carry that in the rest of the game.”

The win Saturday night also extended the NM State home winning-streak to 15, dating back to last season.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Football Falls To South Alabama 35-28 In Season Finale

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

MOBILE, AL - The final game of the 2016-17 season saw the New Mexico State football team square off with the South Alabama Jaguars at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala. The game saw two defenses come to play as the score remained low for most of the game. The final score saw the Aggies fall 35-28 after the fourth quarter saw five scoring drives to close out the contest.

After the game, Coach Martin was asked about his team’s performance in their final game and he said, “I am very proud of how this team played tonight. We always play with a chip on our shoulder and if we come out like we did tonight and realize it’s us against the world, we will definitely improve and play great football next year.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Brandee Walton Nominated For Allstate/WBCA Good Works Team

Written By: WAC Media Relations

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA)and Allstate Insurance Company today announced 97 nominees, including four from the WAC, for the 2017 Allstate WBCA Good Works Teams®. This esteemed award honors an outstanding group of student-athletes who represent the sport’s finest in the areas of community service and leadership among their peers.

Earning recognition from the WAC was Chicago State’s Kaylee Allen, UMKC’s Justice Collins, NM State’s Brandee Walton and Utah Valley’s Britta Hall.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Defeats Air Force 78-70

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Another solid shooting effort in the second-half, from Joe Garza and Eli Chuha extended the NM State men’s basketball home winning-streak to five on Wednesday with its 78-70 win over Air Force in the Pan American Center.

It was also NM State’s first victory over a Mountain West Conference opponent that isn’t New Mexico since Nov. 24, 2001, when the Aggies defeated San Diego State 94-76 at home.

“I thought we had a really good run there in the second half,” Aggie head coach Paul Weir said. “We were trying to turn it into our pace for a game, which was up and down. I think we did that for enough stretches over the course of the game and we were able to win. We went through some stretches where they were on a run and they were playing it how they wanted to, but I think we got it enough in our favor to make things happen for us.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Defeats UNM 77-70

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team squared off with rival New Mexico for the second installment of the Battle of I-25 on Wednesday night. A tight contest from the opening tip-off to the final buzzer saw the Aggies come out on top, 77-70.

After the game, Mark Trakh was asked about the team’s performance and said “We played well, both teams really laid it out on the floor, but it came down to defense. We played great defensively and limited their transition. I am really excited with how the team played and we came out on top.”

NM State sought retribution after dropping the first match-up to UNM earlier in the month. The Aggies played inspired basketball as they had an answer to every move the Lobos made. Excellent team play featured two Aggies putting up a double-double as Tamera William (23 points, 12 rebounds) and Brooke Salas (20 points, 10 rebounds) led the way.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Tanveer Bhullar Nominated For Allstate/NABC Good Works Team

Written By: WAC Media Relations

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Eight WAC men's basketball players are among the 111 Division I men's nominees for the 2017 Allstate NABC Good Works Team® the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and Allstate Insurance Company announced today. This esteemed award honors an outstanding group of student-athletes who represent the sport's finest in the areas of community service and leadership among their peers.

The WAC student-athletes nominated are:

Brent Wrapp CSU Bakersfield
Trayvon Palmer Chicago State
Joshua Braun Grand Canyon
Noah Knight UMKC
Tanveer Bhullar NM State
Emmanuel Chibuogwu Seattle U
Lew Stallworth UT Rio Grande Valley
Andrew Bastien Utah Valley  Continue Reading This Post >>

AggieVision :: NMSU Football Week Twelve Press Conference

NMSU Football Falls To Appalachian State 37-7 In Home Finale

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - On Senior Day at Aggie Memorial Stadium, the New Mexico State Aggies football team squared off with the Appalachian State Mountaineers. The Mountaineers came out flying and did not let up from start to finish as the Aggies fell, 37-7.

The team was riddled with injuries coming in to the game, most notably missing Tyler Rogers at quarterback. Throughout the contest, the Aggies suffered more injuries and were left with one starting offensive lineman by the time the fourth quarter started which allowed the Mountaineers defense to capitalize on a young front-five.

When asked about the game and how his team responded after all the injuries, head coach Doug Martin responded, “Anytime you have four offensive linemen and your quarterback out of the game, it’s going to be tough to score points and it was. I thought Conner Cramer came out and gave us a lift with his legs.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Defeats San Diego 56-51

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

SAN DIEGO, CA - Hot shooting and 14 second-half points from Jemerrio Jones powered NM State past San Diego, 56-51, Saturday afternoon at the Jenny Craig Pavilion. The win pushed NM State to 5-2 on the year and a perfect 4-0 in the San Diego Classic.

Down 42-40 with 6:52 left to play, NM State used a 9-2 run capped off by an and-1 from Jones gave the Aggies a 49-44 lead. From that point on, NM State never looked back as they finished the game with eight-straight points from the free-throw line.

The win on Saturday gave the Aggies and first-year head coach Paul Weir his first road victory of the season as well as NM State’s first non-rivalry, non-conference road win since Dec. 14, 2013, at Drake – 81-69.

“Second half just had an overall pace to the game that was the pace we wanted,” Weir said. “When we finally got the game at the pace we wanted, we were obviously more successful.”  Continue Reading This Post >>