Jabari Rice Named WAC Men's Basketball Player Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - In order to maintain their status was the only Western Athletic Conference squad without a league setback, the New Mexico State men's basketball team relied on big-time contributions from multiple players during its 2-0 stretch last week. Monday morning, one of those performers found himself on the receiving end of some accolades for his efforts.

Redshirt sophomore guard Jabari Rice reeled in the first WAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week award of his career it was announced by the league office via a press release.   Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Falls At UMKC 56-52

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KANSAS CITY, MO – The New Mexico State women’s basketball team fell 56-52 to Kansas City at the Swinney Rec Center in a defensive slugfest on Sunday afternoon. The game had originally been scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 11, but it was pushed back a day due to inclement weather in the Kansas City area.

The Aggies (5-11, 2-1 WAC) fell behind 10-6 early but a three from Rodrea Echols sparked a run that saw NM State take an 18-12 lead. The Roos (10-8, 3-1) then scored the final four points of the quarter and New Mexico State led 18-16 after one. NM State held KC to 30.8-percent shooting for the quarter.

The second quarter began back-and-forth while Kansas City started to get hot from three. With the game tied at 22, the Roos hit back-to-back threes that gave them the momentum and they took a 33-28 lead into the locker room at the half.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Survives Against UMKC, 74-71

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - No matter how slim the margin, how hard-fought it was or how unattractive it may have looked at times, a win is a win.
That's that mindset of the New Mexico State men's basketball team after surviving their first of what will surely be many WAC nail-biters Saturday evening inside the Pan Am Center.

Terrell Brown looked like the Terrell Brown of old by pouring in a game and season-high 18 points, Jabari Rice posted New Mexico State's first double-double of the season by going for 13 points and a career-high 10 rebounds as the Aggies held off a late charge by Kansas City to secure a 74-71 victory over the Roos.   Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Routs Chicago State 93-54

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Not even one week into Western Athletic Conference play, just one team in the conference is without a loss in league action.

Yes, to the surprise of few, New Mexico State is that team.

Trevelin Queen led a quartet of double-digit home team scorers by netting a game-high 17 points, the Aggies drilled 47.1-percent (16-of-34) of their shots from three-point land and at the end of the night found themselves atop the WAC standings thanks to a 93-54 blowout win over Chicago State.

With a loss by CSU Bakersfield Tuesday night as well as Kansas City's first WAC setback of the year over in the Lone Star State minutes after the Aggies put the finishing touches on the Cougars, New Mexico State sits as the league's only team without a setback in conference tilts.

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NMSU Women's Basketball Downs Chicago State 73-60

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CHICAGO, IL - Gia Pack moved into 8th place on the NM State all-time scoring list with her fifth double-double of the season (20 points, 11 rebounds) and the Aggies got off to a 2-0 start to Western Athletic Conference play with a 73-60 road win over Chicago State on Thursday night in the Jones Convocation Center.

New Mexico State (5-10, 2-0 WAC) was hot early and led 10-4 after a pair of free throws from Pack at the 5:01 mark. After the Cougars (0-16, 0-3) closed within three, 14-11, NM state closed the first on an 8-2 run to lead 22-13 after one.

The second quarter was all Aggies as they opened up their lead to 30-13 after a three from Amanda Soderqvist. NM State cruised for the rest of the half and led 42-24 at the break. New Mexico State shot 9-16 from the field in the quarter while outscoring Chicago State 22-11 in the period. Pack had 14 points at the half.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Tobin Echo-Hawk Joins Aggie Softball As Volunteer Assistant

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Tobin Echo-Hawk, the longtime Division I softball head coach with stints at Portland State and UTEP, is joining NM State as a volunteer assistant coach.

Aggie softball head coach Kathy Rodolph announced her addition to the coaching staff Wednesday. Echo-Hawk joins associate head coach Cat Heifner and assistant coach Karysta Donisthorpe on staff.

Echo-Hawk has 11 seasons of head coaching experience, including 250 career victories, under her belt. She was most recently head coach of the UTEP softball program, leading the Miners for six seasons (2014-19) and advancing to the Conference USA Tournament twice.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Mens Basketball Defeats Cal Baptist 86-71

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RIVERSIDE, CA - One of the only low points of the New Mexico State's 2018-19 season came when California Baptist - one of the nation's newest NCAA Division I squads - shocked the basketball fans around the WAC (and the nation) by handing their Aggies what would wind up being their lone league loss of the season inside the CBU Events Center.

A little over one year later - with that disappointing setback fresh in their minds - the Aggies made sure to show the Lancers who the class of the league is.

Ivan Aurrecoecha turned in his best single-game performance of the season so far by racking up a team-high 20 points, Jonny McCants and Trevelin Queen combined for 28 of the Aggies' 50 second-half points and New Mexico State started WAC play by avenging its only league setback of last season by hammering California Baptist, 86-71 Saturday night.

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NMSU Women's Basketball Opens WAC Play With Last Second Win Over Cal Baptist

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Gia Pack made the game-winning layup with 1.4 seconds left and the New Mexico State women's basketball team stifled a potent California Baptist offense as it started its Western Athletic Conference title defense with a 57-56 win at the Pan American Center on Thursday night. This was NM State's 23rd-straight WAC win at home.

After the Lancers (8-7, 0-1 WAC) started the game on a 5-0 run, New Mexico State (4-10, 1-0 WAC) settled down and took a 6-5 lead with 6:29 to play after an Amanda Soderqvist three. The Lancers then took an 11-8 lead but Rodrea Echols converted a three-point play to start a run that saw the Aggies take a 15-11 lead. CBU clawed back and took a 19-17 lead before a pair of Adrianna Henderson free throws tied the game up heading into the second quarter.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Wraps Up Non-Conference With Win Over Northern New Mexico

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Up through the first 13 games of its 2019-20 season, the New Mexico State men's basketball team had sometimes been judged by what could have been rather than what was.

After seeing two of its expected key contributors miss a combined 27 games due to injury, New Mexico State was - for the first time this season - fully healthy and operating with a complete contingent of players headed into their non-conference finale. With everyone in uniform, the Aggies showed their fans in Pan Am Center Sunday a glimpse of just how potent the they can be when operating at full strength.

Trevelin Queen netted a game-high 17 points, all 12 Aggies who took the floor registered points and New Mexico State put the finishing touches on its regular season non-conference schedule by eviscerating Northern New Mexico, 104-30, Sunday afternoon inside the Pan Am Center.

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NMSU Women's Basketball Falls At Abilene Christian 67-54

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women's basketball team fell in its final non-conference game, 67-54, at Abilene Christian on Saturday afternoon at Moody Coliseum. The Wildcats made 10 threes to five for the Aggies.

NM State (3-10, 0-0 WAC) started slow, with ACU (10-1, 0-0 Southland) building a 14-6 lead after five minutes. However, a jumper from Rodrea Echols started an Aggie run that saw them close to 18-13 at the end of the quarter.

The two teams traded buckets to start the second quarter before a pair of ree throws and a three gave ACU an 11-point lead, 28-17, at the 6:35 mark. After the Wildcats opened their lead to 33-19, Amanda Soderqvist hit a three, followed by a Gia Pack jumper with eight seconds left, and NM State trailed 35-24 at the half.  Continue Reading This Post >>