NMSU Women's Basketball Falls To Santa Clara 60-46 In Play4Kay Finale

LAS VEGAS, NV - New Mexico State women’s basketball played their final game of the Play4Kay Shootout on Wednesday afternoon against the Santa Clara Broncos. A low-scoring contest featured defensive play which kept the Aggies out of a rhythm as they lost the contest, 60-46.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Football Adds Home-And-Home Series With Louisiana For 2018 And 2019

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The schedule for New Mexico State football in 2018 continues to fill itself out with the announcement of a home-and-home series with Louisiana Wednesday afternoon.

The Aggies will first travel to Lafayette, La., on Sept. 8, 2018 or Oct. 6 before the Ragin’ Cajuns make the return trip the following year to Aggie Memorial Stadium on Nov. 16, 2019.

NM State trails the all-time series 6-5 now after capturing its second-consecutive win over Louisiana at home this season, 37-31. The Aggies are 2-5 all-time at Cajun Field and 3-1 when playing at Aggie Memorial Stadium.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Falls To UNLV 52-47

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LAS VEGAS, NV - New Mexico State women’s basketball played their second game of the Play4Kay Shootout against the home-town favorite UNLV Rebels on Tuesday afternoon. A hard-fought game from start to finish saw nine lead changes as the Aggies ultimately dropped the contest to the Rebels, 52-47.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Survives Battle With UC Irvine In Overtime, 85-79

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - With the game tied at 74 and 2:54 left to play in overtime, Braxton Huggins and Jemerrio Jones teamed up for 12 points as the Aggies survived a pesky UC Irvine team 85-79 Monday night in the Pan American Center.

“I showed them some stats after the game, and the three stats we really key in on during a game are rebounds, fouls and turnovers," head coach Paul Weir said. "I put the 3-point shots at the top of the board, the foul count, the rebound count and the turnover count. We won all of those and that’s why we won the game. If the turnovers were flipped, the rebounds were flipped or the fouls were flipped, we would have lost tonight.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketbal Drops Tight Contest With Quinnipiac 49-46

LAS VEGAS, NV - On Monday, the New Mexico State women’s basketball team played their first game of three at the Play4Kay Shootout, against the Quinnipiac Bobcats. The contest was tight from start to finish as the Aggies dropped a close one, 49-46.

After the tip, the game opened up with a quick 10-3 run for the Bobcats. NM State battled back and answered with a 10-3 run of their own, however, as they shifted momentum to close out the quarter. Each team had a tough night shooting due to strong defense, but attacked the glass well and they both had 10 rebounds in the first quarter. The opening 10 minutes closed out at 13-13.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Football To Play Home-And-Home Series With Wyoming

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The future schedule of New Mexico State football begins to take shape with the announcement of a home-and-home series with the University of Wyoming, beginning in 2018 at home to open its season on Aug. 25 as an independent FBS team during zero week.

The Aggies will then travel to Laramie, Wyo., on Sept. 21, 2024, for its return trip against the Cowboys.

The 2018 meeting between New Mexico State and Wyoming will just be the second time the two programs have faced off against one another on the gridiron. The only meeting between the Aggies and Cowboys came in 1953, which was in favor of Wyoming 47-0.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Ian Baker Named WAC Player Of The Week For Second Consecutive Week

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DENVER, CO - NM State men’s basketball floor general Ian Baker was named the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the second-consecutive week Monday morning by the conference. Baker led the Aggies to two huge road games last week over Battle of I-10 rival UTEP and Arizona State.

Baker is the first player this season to earn back-to-back conference weekly honors after averaging 19.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists in those two games for NM State.

The Washington, D.C., product first led New Mexico State to its second rivalry win in four days last Tuesday against UTEP on the road with a game-high 20 points and five boards. In that same game, Baker became the 34th player in NM State history to record 1,000 career points.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Defeats Arizona State 81-70

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TEMPE, AZ - With two seconds remaining in the game, a raucous contingent of New Mexico State fans began chanting “AGGIES! AGGIES! AGGIES!” as NM State added another milestone to the list as it upended Arizona State 81-70 Saturday night in Wells Fargo Arena.

“Definitely a big win for our players and obviously our program as well,” Aggie coach Paul Weir said.

The win over ASU (6-5) was NM State’s first victory over a Power 5 team since its 64-61 victory over Northwestern in 2004-05 at the BP Top of the World Classic in Fairbanks, Alaska. The last true road win for the Aggies against a Power 5 opponent dated back to the 1994-95 season when Neil McCarthy’s team defeated USC in the Preseason NIT game, 97-84. It is also NM State’s first win over a Power 5 team in 14 attempts the last 10 years.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Holds Off UTEP 67-59

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EL PASO, TX - New Mexico State women's basketball renewed their rivalry with the UTEP Miners as the Battle of I-10 pit the teams against each other in El Paso, Texas at the Don Haskins Center on Thursday night. The game was not decided until the final minutes as intensity was high over four quarters of play. NM State ended up walking away with the victory, 67-59.

When asked about the back-and-forth contest, head coach Mark Trakh said, "The opposition came back and made a nice run which made it competitive. They're a good opponent and I'm proud of how our team played and came away with a win, after a hard-fought contest."  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Football Adds Five In December Signing Period

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State football head coach Doug Martin bolstered his line-up with the addition of five players during the December signing period. Martin signed a pair of junior college transfers while gaining the services of three gray shirts.

Davis Harker and Ron LaForce make up the two JUCO transfers for NM State while Cameron Matthews, Bryce Roberts and Tevis Abraham round out the gray shirts that will join Aggie football in January when the semester starts.  Continue Reading This Post >>