It's day eight of The Daily Aggie international version. This week both Aggie basketball teams have two games each. The women host Lamar tomorrow night in the Pan Am and then travel to Albuquerque on Friday for Round 2 of the Rio Grande Rivalry. The men kick off the week on Wednesday, the day of our return, for Round 2 of the Rio Grande Rivalry. Both teams will be looking for the sweep. The men will then take on Louisville on Saturday evening. It will be interesting to see what impact Jahmar Young will have on the court. As we said last week, we've seen him shoot around a couple times and we know it's a bit of a cliche but he's got a silky smooth stroke. Before one game, he shot around for roughly ten minutes and probably missed two or three shots the entire time. Obviously most players will make most of their shots when nobody's guarding them, but the only other person we've seen do that was Utah State's Jaycee Carroll (who is still our favorite non-NMSU player). We're excited to see what Young can do.
A victory tomorrow for the ladies would mark their 300th win in the Pan Am. A victory on Wednesday for the men would mark their first road victory. A victory for the ladies on Friday would be their first sweep of the Lobos since, well, we're not sure but it's been at least 11 years (the Aggies won 16 games in a row in the series prior to UNM's lengthy streak). A victory for the Aggie men on Saturday would not only be another road victory but would be a signature victory for the non-conference schedule and would certainly launch the Aggies into the conference season on a high note. And yes, we do realize that there is one more non-conference game after Louisville but we don't expect the Aggies to have much trouble with Alcorn State.
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