NMSU Softball Opens 2019 Season With 11-4 Win Over Creighton

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State softball opened its 2019 campaign with a battle against Creighton on Friday. Three Aggies hit home runs when the team took down the Bluejays 11-4 at the NM State Softball Complex. It was the fourth-straight season the program recorded a victory to open the year.

How It Happened

After a pair of scoreless innings, a rally for NM State began with a leadoff double by Brandy Hernandez. Following the extra base hit was a two-run home run by Kelsey Horton, giving the Aggies the advantage. Victoria Castro followed the senior with a homer of her own, bringing the Aggies lead to three at the middle of the third.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Stuns CSU Bakersfield In Overtime

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BAKERSFIELD, CA - New Mexico State junior guard Trevelin Queen did his best Ian Baker impersonation at the Icardo Center Thursday night and drilled the game-winning 3-pointer and gave the Aggies the 71-70 victory over CSU Bakersfield.

The win gave NM State its fifth-straight win over the Runners and now 18-7 all-time over CSUB. Friday’s win coupled with UT Rio Grande Valley’s win at Grand Canyon sent the Aggies into sole-possession of first-place.

With 21 seconds remaining, CSUB’s Jarkel Joiner hit a pull-up jumper at the near elbow to put the home team on top 70-68 before Terrell Brown found a wide-open Queen for the game-winning three.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Defeats CSU Bakersfield 61-48

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team rode a strong defensive performance to its 19th-straight Western Athletic Conference home win, and seventh-straight victory overall, 61-48 over CSU Bakersfield on Thursday night at the Pan American Center.

The ‘Runners flexed their defensive prowess early, racing out to an early 5-0 lead. However, buckets from Adenike Aderinto and Gia Pack brought the Aggies within one at 5-4 with 6:08 in the first. Both defenses continued to play well and NM State trailed 20-8 going into the second quarter of action. New Mexico State was held to just 3-14 shooting from the field in the period.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Picked Second In WAC Preseason Coaches Poll, Whittlesey Named Preseason Pitcher Of The Year

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - Grand Canyon is the preseason favorite to win the 2019 Western Athletic Conference baseball title while GCU's Quin Cotton and NM State's Brock Whittlesey were selected WAC Preseason Player and Pitcher of the Year respectively in a vote of the league's 10 head coaches, who could not vote for their own team or players.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Football Adds 10 On Signing Day

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The New Mexico State football team added 10 student-athletes to its 2019-20 roster on national signing day. Of the 10 new Aggies, seven are soon-to-be high school graduates and the remaining three are from the college and junior college ranks.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Routs Chicago State

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State men’s basketball team shot its way to a convincing 83-39 victory over Chicago State Saturday afternoon inside the Pan American Center for its seventh-straight win.

The Aggies wrap up the first-half of league action 7-1 after Saturday’s dominating win and moved to 18-4 overall. CSU Bakersfield and Grand Canyon, who was tied with NM State heading into today atop the league standings, will play one another tonight – which will leave the Aggies tied atop the standings with either the Runners or Lopes.

The last time NM State held an opponent under 40 at home was against Northern New Mexico on Dec. 22, 2014 (78-39) while the most recent time occurred on the road against Utah Valley (51-38) on Feb. 19, 2015.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Defeats Chicago State 87-66

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

CHICAGO, IL - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team took down Chicago State in the Windy City, 87-66, to win its sixth-straight game and remain in first-place in the Western Athletic Conference standings.

The Aggies (15-6, 7-1 WAC) raced out to an early 11-1 lead before the Cougars made it a six point game at 13-7. Monique Mills then drilled a three followed by a three-point play from Gia Pack for a 19-7 NM State lead with 2:35 remaining in the period. New Mexico State then got a step-back jumper from Stabresa McDaniel before a Cougar layup made it 22-13 NM State after one.

NM State then went on a 14-8 run to build a 36-21 lead with just over three minutes to play in the half. After Chicago State brought the game within 10 points at 38-28, Monique Mills hit back-to-back threes as the Aggies took a 44-30 lead into the halftime break.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Hertel Rejoins Aggie Volleyball Coaching Staff

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head volleyball coach Mike Jordan announced on Friday the addition of Chris Hertel as the Aggies’ new assistant coach. Hertel comes to NM State following an eight-year stint at Radford.

“We’re excited to have Chris back,” Jordan said. “He does such a good job at so many things and he’s got a tremendous work ethic.”

While at Radford, Hertel served as the Highlander's assistant coach from 2011-2018. His team posted a 167-82 record during that time and went 83-35 during Big South conference play. The Highlanders reached six championship matches during the Big South tournament under his guidance and came away with a pair of titles and NCAA tournament appearances. In 2018 alone, Hertel's assistance helped Radford reach the National Invitational Volleyball Championship (NIVC) for the first time in program history, where the squad came away with an opening-round victory.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketbal Pulls Away From UMKC In 70-54 Victory

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State men’s basketball team used its depth Thursday night inside the Pan American Center as it took down Kansas City 70-54 for its sixth-straight win.

With the win, NM State (17-4, 6-1 WAC) has now won 12-straight contests against UMKC move to 6-0 when playing at home against the Roos. The six-straight wins is the longest win-streak this season for the Aggies.

The Aggies got off to a quick start and jumped out to a 7-0 lead before Danny Dixon hit a 3-pointer at the 16:56 mark. NM State and UMKC (8-14, 3-4 WAC) soon went back-and-forth trading buckets and took a 26-15 lead on a 3-ball from Mohamed Thiam after the offensive board from Johnny McCants.

Shunn Buchanan tied the largest lead of the night at 30-19 with 4:23 left to play when he hit 1-of-2 from the line before both teams headed to the locker room with NM State on top 30-22.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Defeats UMKC 90-86

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

KANSAS CITY, MO - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team took down Kansas City 90-86 at the Swinney Recreation Center on Thursday night to claim sole possession of first place in the Western Athletic Conference.

Kansas City opened the game on a 10-3 run with the Aggies only points in that stretch coming on a three from Monique Mills. After the Roos pushed their lead to 16-9, NM State responded with a 9-2 run to the end quarter trailing by just one at 18-17.

New Mexico State carried its run into the second quarter, with Gia Pack making a three just 10 seconds into the period followed by a jumper from Dominique Mills to take a 22-18 lead. From there, Monique Mills and Aaliyah Prince made back-to-back threes followed by an Aggie steal and a three-point play from Pack for the 31-20 lead with 6:50 in the second. Pack’s three-point play capped a 22-4 run from the 2:30 mark of the first quarter.  Continue Reading This Post >>