NMSU Men's Basketball Races Past Bakersfield 69-43

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Balanced scoring and another 20-rebound night from Jemerrio Jones saw the New Mexico State men’s basketball team overpower CSU Bakersfield Thursday night 69-43 at the Pan American Center. The win pushed Aggie win-streak to 10-straight with an overall record of 21-3 and 8-0 mark in Western Athletic Conference play.

Jones, who finished with six points and 20 rebounds for the second-consecutive game, added three assists and two steals to his line while Zach Lofton recorded a game-high 14 points.

The last and only time an Aggie tallied 20 rebounds in back-to-back games was Sam Lacey during the Final Four year (1969-70). The 6-10 center did so against Montana State (2/9/70) and Air Force (2/14/70).  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Falls At Bakersfield 62-52

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BAKERSFIELD, CA - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team took on CSU Bakersfield in a battle of No. 1 versus No. 2 in Western Athletic Conference play at the Icardo center on Thursday night. Despite leading late into the third quarter

NM State (12-10, 6-2 WAC) allowed CSU Bakersfield (13-10, 7-2 WAC) to open the game on a 5-0 run, but the Aggies quickly answered with a 7-0 run of their own to grab their first lead just 6:39 in. A scoring drought of 2:17 highlighted stout defense for each side before NM State closed out with the final three baskets of the first quarter to lead Bakersfield 16-11.

The beginning of the second quarter featured aggressive defensive play from each side prior to Gia Pack knocking down a three-pointer to open up the scoring at the 8:34 mark. The teams began to trade baskets before a media stoppage in which NM State led Bakersfield 24-20 with 4:39 remaining in the first half.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Football Adds Eight To 2018 Recruiting Class

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head football coach Doug Martin inked 10 players for the 2018 season on National Signing Day. Martin added eight Aggies out of high school and two JUCO transfers.

“I would like to congratulate our outstanding coaching staff on putting together an incredible class of Aggie Football players,” said head football coach Doug Martin. “We were able to ride the wave of enthusiasm and excitement from the Arizona Bowl win and wins over rivals UTEP and UNM to attract this group of players that will help NM State football continue its success. This is the beginning of a great story! Go Aggies!”

Mike Edwards
6-3 | 230 | Freshman | DE
Muskogee HS | Muskogee, Okla.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Picked To Finish Second In WAC, Fishback And Bradish Named Preseason Player And Pitcher Of The Year

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO – The Western Athletic Conference announced the 2018 baseball preseason honors on Wednesday morning. New Mexico State’s Mason Fishback and Kyle Bradish were selected as WAC Preseason Player and Pitcher of the Year, respectively. In total four Aggies were selected for the 2018 Preseason All-WAC Team, which led the conference.

Fishback was named a Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Second Team All-American and earned First Team All-WAC honors in 2017. The catcher became just the second player in program history to earn Collegiate Baseball Newspaper All-American honors. In 53 starts the Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. native boasted a .365 batting average to go along with 16 doubles, eight home runs and 52 runs batted in.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Pierce, Nohara, Cottrell To Enter NMSU Athletics Hall Of Fame

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State Athletic Department will induct Jimmy Cottrell, Hoku Nohara and Alane (Pierce) Stutzman into its 2018 US Bank/NM State Athletic Hall of Fame class on Friday, Feb. 23. The 6 p.m. (MT) event is open to the public and will take place in the Danny Villanueva Victory Club on the third floor of the Stan Fulton Athletic Center.

Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased by calling Nicole Gomez at 575-646-8050 or via email at nicolemg@nmsu.edu. Deadline to purchase tickets for the event is Wednesday, Feb. 21.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Routs UTRGV

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Backed by Zach Lofton’s season-high 34 points, the New Mexico State men’s basketball team routed UT Rio Grande Valley 90-67 early Saturday evening inside the pan American Center. The win pushes NM State’s win-streak now to nine-straight and keeps the Aggies undefeated in Western Athletic play, 7-0.

In a game full of highlights for NM State, senior Jemerrio Jones had a big night and pulled down a career-tying 20 rebounds to go with 10 points and five assists for his 14th double-double of the year. Jones last grabbed 20 boards in 2015 against Temple College (Feb. 21) while at Hill Junior College.

Jones’ 20 boards made him the 12th Aggie to pull down at least 20 rebounds and was the 24th time an NM State player pulled down 20-plus in a single-game.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Wins Thriller At UTRVG

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

EDINBURG, TX - New Mexico State women’s basketball traveled to the Lone Star State to take on Western Athletic Conference foe UT Rio Grande Valley on Saturday evening at the UTRGV Fieldhouse. A deep three from Zaire Williams tied the contest up with 12 seconds left in regulation and the guard then knocked down two free throws in the waning seconds of overtime to take down UTRGV, 79-77.

Despite winning the opening tip and pressuring UTRGV (11-11, 1-6 WAC), the NM State (12-9, 6-1 WAC) squad went down early due to three turnovers and a quick foul. However, the Aggies quickly found their stride for an 8-0 run to take their first lead of the contest, 8-3, at the 4:58 mark.  Continue Reading This Post >>

AggieVision :: NMSU Softball Media Day

Kelsey Horton Named Preseason WAC Player Of The Year, Aggies Picked To Finish 2nd

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO – Grand Canyon is the preseason favorite to win the 2018 Western Athletic Conference softball title in a vote of the league’s six head coaches, who could not vote for their own team.

The coaches also voted preseason award winners and NM State’s Kelsey Horton was selected as the Preseason Player of the Year and Seattle U’s Andie Larkins was selected as the Preseason Pitcher of the Year.

The Lopes took the top spot in the preseason poll with 24 points and four first-place votes, while NM State was just behind in second with 22 points and the other two first-place votes. Seattle U was selected to finish in third place with 16 points, just ahead of Utah Valley in fourth place with 14 points. Kansas City (8) and CSU Bakersfield (6) round out the poll.

Grand Canyon placed the most players on the Preseason All-WAC team with four, while NM State had three.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Hannah Smith Named WAC Women's Field Athlete Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - The Western Athletic Conference announced its Women’s Track & Field Athletes of the Week on Tuesday. After posting season-best performances in both the triple jump and long jump, Hannah Smith earned the weekly honor. This is the first award of the season for Smith and the second conference accolade for the team this season

Smith claimed third at the New Mexico Team Invitational with a personal and league-best mark in the triple jump this past weekend. She shifted to third all-time at NM State when she recorded a mark of 12.01m (39-5). The junior also jumped a season-best in the long jump, posting a mark of 5.26m (17-3.25).

For its next meet, the New Mexico State squad travels back to Albuquerque, N.M., for the New Mexico Classic which begins on Friday, Feb. 2.