NMSU Men's Basketball Extends Win Streak To 18, Survives Road Test At Utah Valley

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

OREM, UT - Timely buckets from Ian Baker and Eli Chuha down the stretch late in the game lifted the New Mexico State men’s basketball team past Utah Valley, 74-69, Saturday night at the UCCU Center.

The win coupled with Oregon’s loss at Colorado, NM State now owns the nation’s second-longest active win-streak at 18.

The Aggies trailed early on to the Wolverines as UVU hit four of its first six attempts from 3-point range to take a 9-4 lead. New Mexico State then started to click offensively and took a 14-13 lead before Utah Valley responded with a 5-0 run.

It wasn’t until the ninth lead-change of the half before Utah Valley would fire off an 11-2 run the last 3:35 minutes to send the Aggies into the locker room trailing 38-31.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Downs Utah Valley; Moriah Mack Joins 1,000 Point Club

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State women’s basketball finished off the first half of their 2017 conference schedule against the Utah Valley Wolverines on Saturday afternoon. The Aggies played strong defense from start to finish, in a game fueled by over 100 young Aggie fans in attendance that were a part of the morning kid’s clinic hosted by the coaches and players.

After guiding the Aggies to their eighth straight win, head coach Mark Trakh commented on the game saying, “We spread the ball around well against the zone defense and came up with big shots to win today.”

The game opened up slow on the offensive end throughout the first half, as each team’s defense made scoring tough. In the first quarter, NM State forced 10 turnovers and Utah Valley forced six as each team shots under 35 percent from the field. After forcing four steals and adding three blocks, the quarter ended tied at seven.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Pull Away Late At Seattle For 71-56 Win

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Despite a tough shooting night, the New Mexico State men’s basketball team found a way to click offensively in the second-half and grinded out a 71-56 win over Seattle U in Key Arena for its 17th-consecutive victory.

The 17 wins remain tied with Oregon for the nation’s second-longest active win-streak and trails just Gonzaga (21).

“Seattle does a really good job in their zone and they really make you think that there’s some things there and then they’re not there,” Aggie head coach Paul Weir said.

Both teams struggled offensively to start there game, going 1-for-6 from the floor at the 15:29 media timeout with NM State (19-2, 6-0 WAC) leading the home team 5-2.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Defeats Seattle In Battle For First Place In WAC

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State women’s basketball squared off with the Seattle U. Redhawks on Thursday night at the Pan American Center. Each team entered undefeated in Western Athletic Conference play and held unblemished records in 2017, but after a hectic 45 minutes of play, NM State left on top, 73-69.

NM State opened up winning the tip and scoring the first basket, as the team led 10-5 over the first four minutes. However, Seattle U battled back behind 11 points from their season leading scorer, Alexis Montgomery (16.2 PPG). Strong play in the paint and a perfect six-for-six from the free-throw line allowed the Redhawks to end the first quarter ahead of the Aggies, 21-18.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Rebecca Keijzerwaard Named WAC Women's Tennis Player Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

New Mexico State’s Rebecca Keijzerwaard has been named the Western Athletic Conference Women's Tennis Player of the Week for January 16-22.

Keijzerwaard, a freshman from Oudenhoorn, Netherlands went undefeted against UNLV and Weber State. She won both flight 3 singles matches, beating her opponent from Weber State (3-6, 6-2, 6-2) and was beating her opponent from UNLV when the match was stopped. She also teamed up with Vanessa Valdez, winning their doubles match against Weber State (7-6) and beating UNLV at the time the match was stopped.

Aggies Sweep Weekly WAC Track And Field Honors

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State’s Katara Nelson and Keyarha Wilson have been named Western Athletic Conference Women’s Track & Field Athletes of the Week, respectively, for Jan. 16-22.

Nelson, a senior from Arlington, T.X., ran a 25.04 in the 200m at the Cherry and Silver Invitational. She finished 14th of 54 in the 200m and her time is the best in the WAC this season.

Wilson, a freshman from Las Cruces, N.M., was the top DI finisher in the high jump at the Cherry and Silver Invitational. She finished third of 14, clearing a height of 1.70m, the best in the WAC this season.

NMSU Men's Basketball Defeats UMKC 94-71

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State men’s basketball team steamrolled UMKC 94-71 Saturday night for its 16th-consecutive win and tied for the third-longest active NCAA win-streak. NM State also won its 22nd-straight win at the Pan American Center in front 9,893 fans for its Pack the Pan Am promotion.

“It was awesome, obviously, for our players and for our program to get that many people,” Aggie head coach Paul Weir said. “There wasn’t a lot of sit of the edge of your seat moments. But, to have that volume of people here is terrific. Hopefully the people that came for the first time or haven’t seen us play enjoyed what they saw and will hopefully come back again. Hopefully it’s a sign for greater growth in the future.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Defeats UMKC 60-43, Sweeps Season Series

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

KANSAS CITY, MO - Saturday afternoon saw the New Mexico State Aggies women’s basketball team square off against the Western Athletic Conference opponent UMKC Roos, at the Swinney Recreation Center located in Kansas City, Mo.

The two teams previously faced off on Jan. 5 as the Aggies bested the Roos at home, 78-72. The game on Saturday saw much of the same as NM State swept the season series against UMKC with the win, 60-43.

NM State came out strong, beginning with a 6-0 run to start the game. After the run, the teams began to trade baskets as the Aggies Brooke Salas led the way with 11 points. At the end of the first quarter, NM State led UMKC, 17-14. The lead was built off of strong play in the paint as they outscored the opposition, 10-4.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Uses Late Rally To Down CSU Bakersfield 63-58

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Down 50-44 with 6:36 left to play, the New Mexico State men's basketball team went on a 19-8 run to close out the game and dealt CSU Bakersfield, the defending Western Athletic Conference champions, its first loss in league play Saturday night in the Pan American Center with a 63-58 victory.

The win, fueled by a rambunctious Aggie (17-2, 4-0 WAC) crowd, pushed the NM State win-streak now to 15 games and only trails Gonzaga (17) and Kansas (16). It was also NM State's 21st-consecutive victory in the Pan Am Center and its 37th-straight win at home in conference action.

Both teams struggled from the floor early on as the Aggies and 'Runners exchanged leads six times, including one on a thunderous jam from Matt Taylor that gave NM State a 13-12 lead before CSUB went on an 8-1 run to take the 24-17 lead with 2:48 left to play in the first half.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Defeats Bakersfield 64-55

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BAKERSFIELD, CA - On Saturday afternoon, New Mexico State Aggies women’s basketball squared off with conference foe CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners at the Icardo Center in Bakersfield, Calif. A close game from start to finish saw NM State move to 4-0 in WAC play as they defeated the Roadrunners, 64-55.

The first quarter of the game opened as the Roadrunners won the opening tip and the first 10 minutes of the game featured back and forth play. Each team traded baskets, but the Roadrunners got into foul trouble early and had to rely on their bench to end a 6-0 run by the Aggies. After Moriah Mack ended scoring for the Aggies with a three-pointer, the first quarter came to a close as NM State led Bakersfield, 13-11.  Continue Reading This Post >>