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 >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Routs CSU Northridge

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State men's basketball team wrapped up the 2018 home slate with a bang Wednesday night in the Pan American Center with a 92-57 routing of CSUN. The win also completed the campus site round of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic.

"Just what the doctor ordered," Aggie head coach Chris Jans said in his opening statement. "You know after our last outing against Northern Colorado, we didn't play very well in the second half. I was hopeful that we'd play better today and we did. Had a little turnover game, only gave up 4 offensive rebounds, the ball went into the net at a better rate then it had been so it's just what we needed heading into this tournament."  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Swimming And Diving Sweeps Weekly WAC Awards

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DENVER, CO - The New Mexico State swimming and diving team swept the Western Athletic Conference weekly awards with Reagan Nentwich taking home swimmer of the week and MacKinna Hauff diver of the week after dominant performances at the Lancer Invitational.

Nentwich, a junior from San Antonio, Texas, won three individual events while also winning the 200 and 400 Medley relays. Nentwich dominated the Fly events as she picked up wins the 50 Fly (24.71) and 100 Fly (55.25). She also placed first in the 100 back with a time of 56.46.

“It is nice for Reagan to have some recognition for the hard work she is putting into her swimming,” said head coach Rick Pratt. “She is taking her racing to another level, and at the same time being a great leader for our group.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Defeats Northern Colorado 74-62

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Led by Ivan Aurrecoechea and Eli Chuha, the New Mexico State men’s basketball team gets back on the win column Monday night with a 74-62 victory over Northern Colorado in the opening game of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic in the Pan American Center.

The first-half started with both teams exchanging buckets, but it didn’t take long before a 12-3 run by the Aggies (8-2) had them leading 20-8 right after the 11:26 media break on a bucket from Chuha in the paint.

Eight turnovers by NM State within a 5:39 span saw Northern Colorado (6-3) cut the lead down to 20-16 with 7:31 left in the first half. However, a 21-8 offensive blitz by the Aggies led by Chuha’s 10 points and Aurrecoechea’s nine points had New Mexico State take a 41-24 lead into the break.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Falls To New Mexico 75-50

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The New Mexico State women’s basketball dropped a 75-50 decision in the Battle of I-25 on Saturday afternoon in the Pan American Center.

After New Mexico notched the game’s opening bucket, NM State went on a 9-0 run including back-to-back threes from Monique Mill and Brooke Salas to take a 9-2 lead with 7:24 in the first. The Aggies then got buckets from Baylee Robinson, Dominique Mills and Rodrea Echols to take a 15-10 lead after one quarter.

The second quarter started with an 8-2 Lobo run that saw them take an 18-17 lead heading into the media timeout. Then, NM State got back in the lead at 22-18 after five straight points from Brooke Salas. However, New Mexico closed the half on a 12-5 run for a 31-27 halftime lead. Salas led all scorers at the half with 14 points and added seven boards. The Aggie defense held UNM to just 30.2 percent (13-43) shooting from the floor in the half.  Continue Reading This Post >>