The Daily Aggie :: 11/16/10

The Aggie men's basketball team blew out Western New Mexico last night in their home opener winning 95-62. The Aggies were impressive enough defensively and held WNMU to just 32 percent shooting from the field. It doesn't matter if the opponent is a BCS, mid-major or Division II team, if you hold an opponent to 32 percent from the field and shoot 52 percent for the game, you're almost guaranteed to win every time.

Christian Kabongo had a career-high 17 for the Aggies and Troy Gillenwater added 20 points. He scored the first 10 points of the night for the Aggies and had outscored Western 10-4 through the first four minutes of the game.

The competition level jumps several notches from the first two games as the Aggies will travel to Tucson on Thursday to take on the Arizona Wildcats. The U of A had no trouble in their first regular season game winning 90-42 over Idaho state. The Cats literally emptied the bench in the game playing 15 different players with nobody playing more than 20 minutes in the rout. The game was over by halftime with Arizona leading 41-15 and Arizona scored 49 in the second half to the Bengals' 27.

The best player for Arizona is Derrick Williams, a 6'8" forward who was the Pac 10 Freshman of the Year in the 2009-2010 season and was also named First Team All-Pac 10. He scored 16 for the Wildcats in their win over Idaho State and it could be a good shootout between Williams and Troy Gillenwater.

The field is set for the 2010 WAC volleyball tournament next week in Las Vegas. Boise State defeated San Jose State last night to earn their spot in the WAC Tournament. Hawai'i earns the 1-seed, the Aggies are the 2-seed. Both teams will have byes into the semifinal round. Utah State and Idaho are tied for third right now. Boise State earns the 5-seed in the tournament and will play which ever team ends up as the 4-seed. Nevada is the six seed regardless of what happens this weekend and will play whichever team ends up as the 3-seed.

On to today's links...

Aggie Men's Basketball
Jason Groves of the Las Cruces Sun-News recaps last night's blowout.

Aggie Football
Chris Murray of the Reno Gazette-Journal ranks the WAC this week.

Lukas Eggen of the Nevada Sagebrush .

Ethan Conley of the News Star writes that LA Tech's win over the Aggies is a key building block for Sonny Dykes.

Aggie Women's Basketball
Sal Guerrero of The Prospector previews tomorrow night's rivalry game.

Victor Araiza of The Daily Cougar .

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