NCAA Tournament Press Conference Transcript :: New Mexico State

Q. Ian, you're pretty much the only one on this team who's played meaningful minutes at an NCAA game. How key is your leadership going to be for a lot of the guys the first time playing in a tournament game?
IAN BAKER: I think it'll be very key. I think my job is to keep my team calm and keep them composed and give their best effort.

Q. Kind of to piggyback off that, I know you have played in a tournament game before, too, but how key has Ian's leadership been for you this year and how key will that be in this game?
MATT TAYLOR: It's been huge obviously all year. He's been a guy that we've looked to and we've fed off of him. We've always said our PG is going to take us as far as we go. So him being our team leader and stuff like that, it'll definitely help out there when we go through stuff that some of us haven't been through.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Pun Chanachai Named WAC Women's Golfer Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - NM State’s Pun Chanachai has been named Western Athletic Conference Women’s Golfer of the Week for the week of March 8 through March 14.

Chanachai, a freshman from Bangkok, Thailand (The Demonstration School of Ramkhamhaeng), continued to lead the Aggies against some of the top competition in the country at the MountainView Collegiate in Tucson, Ariz. The freshman shot a 3-under-par 213 to finish tied for third among 75 individuals. She set a new career best of 3-under-par 69 in the final round as the Aggies took second among 13 teams, including Houston, UNLV, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas State, all of whom were above NMSU in the NCAA team rankings.

Aggie Tennis Sweeps Men's And Women's Player Of The Week Honors

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State’s Sergi Espias and Rimpledeep Kaur have been named the Western Athletic Conference Tennis Players of the Week, respectively, for March 6-12.

Espias, a junior from Barcelona, Spain picked up five wins this week. He earned two singles wins against St. Mary’s (7-6, 6-4) and Nevada (6-4, 3-6, 6-1). In doubles, he teamed up with partner Enrique Asmar to earn three wins. The duo defeated opponents from St. Mary’s (7-5), Nevada (6-4), and Portland (6-4).

Kaur, a junior from Jassowal, India, earned two singles wins on the week. She defeated the flight one opponent from Abilene Christian (3-6, 7-5, 10-6) and also picked up a win against Hardin-Simmons (6-2, 6-2). She teamed up with Marie-Pier Thiffault in doubles to defeat opponents from Hardin-Simmons (8-4).

AggieVision :: Paul Weir NCAA Press Conference :: 03/13/17

NMSU Men's Basketball Defeats CSUB 70-60 To Claim WAC Tournament Title

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS VEGAS, NV - The historic season for first-year head coach Paul Weir and the 2016-17 NM State men’s basketball team continues to rewrite history books as the second-seeded Aggies punched their ticket to the NCAA Tournament with a 70-60 victory over the top-seed CSU Bakersfield Saturday night at Orleans Arena. NM State has now captured the WAC Tournament title for the fifth time in six years with its win.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Wins Third Consecutive WAC Tournament Title

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS VEGAS, NV - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team squared off against the Seattle U Redhawks in the team’s third-consecutive Western Athletic Conference Tournament Championship appearance at the Orleans Arena on Saturday. The Aggies made history as they won their third straight tournament championship with a 63-48 win over the Redhawks.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Surges Past UMKC 78-60, Advances To WAC Title Game

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS VEGAS, NV - The much anticipated rematch between New Mexico State and CSU Bakersfield has come to fruition as NM State defeated UMKC 78-60 late Friday night and into Saturday morning at the Orleans Arena.

With the win, NM State moves to 27-5 overall on the year and tied Lou Henson’s 1969-70 Final Four team for the most wins in program history.

The Aggies will also be making its sixth-straight appearance in the Western Athletic Conference Tournament title game and ninth total appearance since joining the league 12 years ago.

Ian Baker and Braxton Huggins tied for a game-high 18 points while four other Aggies were hovering around the double-digit mark with eight or nine points.

An early shooting slump plagued the Aggies once again, but like clockwork, NM State found its rhythm and four-straight free-throws fueled an 11-0 run that forced UMKC (17-16) head coach Kareem Richardson to call a timeout.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Defeats UMKC 71-63 To Advance To WAC Tournament Title Game

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS VEGAS, NV - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team played their first game in the Western Athletic Conference Tournament in the semi-finals against the UMKC Roos on Friday afternoon in Las Vegas.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Downs DePaul 4-1 In UNLV Rebel Classic Opener

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS VEGAS, NV - New Mexico State defeated DePaul 4-1 on Thursday to open the UNLV Rebel Classic. It was the second time the Aggies defeated the Blue Demons this season.

Kayla Green pitched her second complete game in victory. She struck out five batters and allowed only one hit and one run. NM State moves to 5-10 this season with Green earning her third win.

How it happened

The Aggies opened the game scoring two runs in the first. Rachel Rodriguez hit a single through the left side to start the inning. Kelsey Horton reached base for her 15-straight game as sophomore hit a double to center field. Fahren Glackin drove in the first run of the inning with a single to left field.

With two outs in the first, Haley Nakamura singled through the left side to score a run and give the Aggies the 2-0 advantage.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Advances To WAC Tournament Semifinals With 67-53 Win Over Chicago State

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS VEGAS, NV - The New Mexico State men’s basketball team overcame a tough opening half from the floor and waltzed away with a 67-53 win over Chicago State in the Western Athletic Conference Tournament quarterfinals in Orleans Arena.

With the win, NM State is now 13-2 all-time in Las Vegas with its only losses coming in 2011 against Boise State (semifinals) and then in 2016 against CSU Bakersfield (championship).  Continue Reading This Post >>