NMSU Men's Basketball Falls 82-76 To Cal Baptist In WAC Opener

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

RIVERSIDE, CA - A frantic comeback by the New Mexico State men’s basketball team late in the game was not quite enough as the Aggies dropped the Western Athletic Conference opener to California Baptist on the road 82-76 Thursday night at the CBU Events Center.

The Aggies had yet another slow start to the game, going down 7-0 early on against California Baptist before JoJo Zamora found the bottom of the basket for NM State 2:23 into the game.

After a 14-0 run by CBU, the Aggies (11-4, 0-1 WAC) were forced to call a timeout to stop the Lancer run that put New Mexico State down 28-11 with 7:18 on the clock in the first half.

Zamora finally put an end to that when he hit a floater to end the 14-0 run and started an 11-0 spurt for the Aggies to get within 30-22 of CBU (9-5, 1-0 WAC) at the 3:45 mark. During that run for NM State, Terrell Brown had six of those points.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Opens WAC Play With 76-69 Win Over Cal Baptist

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team opened its quest for a fifth-straight Western Athletic Conference championship with its 15th-straight conference home win, a 76-69 decision over conference-newcomer California Baptist at the Pan American Center Thursday night.

The two sides started the game going back-and-forth with the Aggies (9-5, 1-0 WAC) holding a 9-8 advantage at the first media timeout. After California Baptist (6-7, 0-1) again pulled within one at 11-10 with 3:56 in the first, NM State finished the final 2:17 of the first with a 15-5 run. That run saw Stabresa McDaniel make two buckets while Gia Pack drilled a three at the buzzer off an Aaliyah Prince steal, giving New Mexico State a 26-15 lead at the end of one.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Defeats UC Santa Barbara 81-73

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SANTA BARBARA, CA - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team took care of business in its final non-conference game, 81-73, on the road against UC Santa Barbara at the Thunderdome on Sunday afternoon.

The first three minutes of game time were the Gia Pack show as the junior from Phoenix scored 10 points including two three-pointers for a 12-5 Aggie (8-5) lead. After UCSB (3-10) cut the lead to one at 14-13, Pam Wilmore, in her first game back from injury, made a finger roll followed by free throws from Aaliyah Prince and Dominique Mills pushed the NM State lead to 19-13. The Gauchos then made two free throws before a jumper from Stabresa McDaniel for a 21-15 Aggie lead after one.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Cruses Past Colorado State 88-68

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FT. COLLINS, CO - Behind a career-high game from C.J. Bobbitt, the New Mexico State men's basketball team cruised to an 88-68 victory over Colorado State Sunday afternoon at Moby Arena.

With the win, NM State is now 3-0 against Mountain West teams for the second-straight year and heads into Western Athletic Conference play with an 11-3 overall record. It was also NM State's first win at Moby Arena in five tries moving its record against CSU to 3-5 and 1-4 when playing in Ft. Collins.

Another slow start for the Aggies had them trailing Colorado State 16-11 at the 12-minute media break. However, that sluggish start turned into offensive production in the latter part of the half thanks to C.J. Bobbitt – who finished the first-half with 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Falls At UC Riverside 65-64

RIVERSIDE, CA - The New Mexico State women's basketball team dropped a tough 65-64 decision on the road against UC Riverside on Friday night in the first game of its California road trip.

The Aggies got off to an excellent start with Brooke Salas scoring five early points for a 5-2 NM State lead with two minutes gone in the first. Although, the two sides then went back and forth with New Mexico State leading the Highlanders 12-10 at the media timeout with 4:10 left in the first. From there, the Aggies dominated the rest of the quarter, closing on a 13-4 run, including a buzzer-beating layup from Aaliyah Prince to take a 25-14 lead into the second. Salas finished the quarter with 12 points.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Brooke Salas Named WAC Women's Basketball Player Of The Week

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DENVER, CO - Brooke Salas was named Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week after posting the her fifth double-double of the season and the school’s first triple-double since 1992 over two games at the FIU Holiday Tournament in Miami, the league announced Monday.

This is her second weekly honor of the season and seventh of her career. Salas also earned three WAC Player of the Week honors during the 2016-17 season and two during the 2017-18 season.

Salas, a senior from Placentia Calif., started the FIU Holiday Tournament with an 18-point, 15-rebound double-double in a 68-67 loss to South Alabama on Thursday, Dec. 20. It was her fifth double-double of the season and 18th of her career.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Downs Washington State 75-72

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LAS VEGAS, NV - With 1.9 seconds left on the clock, JoJo Zamora drilled a corner three by the Aggie bench and gave the New Mexico State men’s basketball team a thrilling 75-72 victory over Washington State Sunday evening at Orleans Arena to conclude the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic.

With the win, the Aggies became just the fourth team since 2002 to beat three different teams twice in a single-season during non-conference play and go 6-0. Other teams include, Jackson State (2003), NM State (2003) and CSU Fullerton (2008).

Zamora finished with a game-high 28 points on 9-of-11 shooting, including a 6-of-8 night from 3-point range on top of his seven assists, four rebounds and two steals. The 28 points and seven assists is a new season-high for the senior. He was also named to the All-Tournament team after his explosive performance Sunday night.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Falls Against Drake At Las Vegas Classic

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LAS VEGAS, NV - Despite a late push in the waning minutes of the game, the comeback fell just short for the New Mexico State men’s basketball team Saturday evening at Orleans Arena against Drake 66-63 in the third game of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic.

A slow start by the Aggies (9-3) coupled by a hot-start by Drake saw the Aggies trail 11-5 early in the game. However, the Aggies would find their rhythm on the offensive end and get within 18-15 of the Bulldogs thanks to a three-ball from AJ Harris followed by a put-back from Eli Chuha before the 10:42 media break.

Turnovers coupled with Drake’s consistent shooting in the first half saw the deficit get bigger for NM State heading at the under-eight media break, 25-17.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Brooke Salas Records Triple Double As Aggies Defeat Alcorn State 82-64

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MIAMI, FL - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team got a triple-double from Brooke Salas as it rode a dominant second half to an 82-64 victory over Alcorn State in the consolation game of the FIU Holiday Tournament from the Ocean Bank Convocation Center on Friday afternoon.

The Aggies (7-4) raced out to an early 6-2 lead but Alcorn State (1-10) fought back and made it a one point game at 11-10 with 2:25 in the quarter. However, NM State responded with two free throws from freshman Tayelin Grays and a lay-in from Brooke Salas to take a 15-12 lead into the second quarter. Salas recorded five blocks in the first quarter.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Releases 2019 Schedule

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State softball announced its 2019 schedule on Thursday. For the upcoming season, head coach Kathy Rodolph looks to challenge her squad as the team seeks its fifth-straight Western Athletic Conference regular-season championship and fourth WAC Tournament title in the past five years.

The 2019 slate features 26 home contests including a pair of tournaments at the NM State Softball Complex. The schedule features nine opponents from Power-5 conferences and New Mexico State also plays 10 contests against teams that went on to play in last season's NCAA Tournament including Oregon and Arizona State, who made appearances at the Women's College World Series.  Continue Reading This Post >>