NMSU Men's Basketball Defeats Mississippi State 58-52

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

JACKSON, MS - Nearly a quarter-century had elapsed since the New Mexico State men's basketball team's last victory over a foe from the SEC. Heading into Sunday's tilt with Mississippi State, it was clear that in order to beat the Bulldogs New Mexico State would need to be better than it had been in order to capitalize on its last chance for a marquee non-conference victory.

Thanks largely to a kid from Las Cruces, an Aggie newbie from the Windy City and a well-timed return by one of their on-court leaders, New Mexico State sent a clear message to the rest of the WAC - and the nation, for that matter.

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NMSU Men's Basketball Downs Arkansas-Pine Bluff 65-40

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Between the interior play of senior Ivan Aurrecoechea, the inaugural appearance of Evan Gilyard II in a New Mexico State uniform and a shot by Bryce Rewalt that sent the Aggies - and their fans - into hysterics - there were not too many things to feel bad about in the Pan Am Center Wednesday night.

Getting a win merely represented putting a bow on the entire package.

Back on their home floor after a tough game up in Albuquerque, the Aggies got back in the win column by receiving 19 points and nine rebounds from Aurrecoechea and outscored Arkansas-Pine Bluff 25-9 through the last 10 minutes to pick up a 65-40 victory over the Golden Lions.   Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Falls To 70-47 To Arizona State

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Gia Pack moved into ninth on the NM State all-time scoring list but the Aggies dropped a 70-47 contest to Arizona State on Wednesday at the Pan American Center. Pack now sits at 1,482 points after scoring 20 on 8-17 shooting from the field.

NM State (3-9) jumped out to a 4-0 lead over the Sun Devils (9-2) after buckets from Rodrea Echols and Aaliyah Prince. ASU jumped in front 5-4 before the Aggies scored five quick points to go up 9-5 with 6:31 in the quarter. However, Arizona State closed the first on a 9-2 run to lead 14-11 at the end of one quarter.

The Sun Devils clamped down defensively in the second quarter as they built a 32-15 lead at the half. The third quarter was much of the same, with the ASU offense coming alive, and the Aggies trailed 53-21 heading into the fourth.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Megan Hart Named AVCA Honorable Mention All-American

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

PITTSBURGH, PA - After being named Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year, WAC Tournament MVP and AVCA All-Region, Megan Hart was named an AVCA Honorable Mention All-American, the AVCA announced on Wednesday.

“We are all very happy for Megan,” said head coach Mike Jordan. “What a great way to finish your senior season. She earned it.”

The redshirt senior had a stellar senior season in which her .382 hitting percentage on 589 swings led the squad. She ranked second in the WAC for hitting percentage, 5th in blocks per set (1.03) and eighth in points per set (3.40).

Hart hit over .350 21 times this season and over .400 16 times. She smashed 10 or more kills 16 times including a career-high 19 in a sweep over Grand Canyon on Oct. 12. The Kelowna, B.C., Canada, native finished second on the squad in kills (300) and kills per set (2.80) as a middle blocker.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Falls At UNM

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team fell to New Mexico 107-53 in Albuquerque on Monday night.

The game started off a defensive struggle with neither side scoring a bucket until the Lobos (8-4) broke through at the 7:29 mark. After Aaliyah Prince got the Aggies (3-8) on the board, New Mexico closed out the quarter on a 17-4 run to lead 21-6 through one period.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Trevelin Queen Named WAC Men's Basketball Player Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - NM State senior guard Trevelin Queen has been named Western Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Dec. 9-15. This is his first-ever WAC Player of the Week honor.

The Glen Burnie, Md. native averaged 17.0 points, 7.5 assists and 6.0 rebounds last week as the Aggies went 1-1. Last Tuesday, Queen put in 15 points and dished out seven assists to help the Aggies lock up their first road win of the season at Denver. Four days later in Albuquerque, N.M., he flirted with a triple-double, finishing with 19 points, seven rebounds and a career-best eight assists in the Aggies’ narrow loss to the Lobos. Queen ranks in the Top 10 in the WAC in scoring, rebounding, assists and steals.

NMSU Men's Basketball Falls At Rival UNM 69-62

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Trevelin Queen put in a team-high 19 points and hit a pair of three-pointers to help the New Mexico State men's basketball team overcome a seven-point deficit midway through the second half, but New Mexico limited the Aggies to just six field goal makes in the last 11:45 in order to claim a 69-62 victory Saturday evening at The Pit.

New Mexico State opened up a lead of seven points in the first half as they went on a search for revenge against the Lobos after a home loss to their in-state rivals in November. Unfortunately, a 12-0 Lobo run that spanned the first and seconds halves as well as a 16-for-20 effort from the free throw line during the second half for the hosts were the biggest factors going against the Aggies in their second-straight loss to New Mexico.

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NMSU Baseball Releases 2020 Schedule

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - A new era in NM State baseball is about to begin.

First-year head coach Mike Kirby and the Aggies are set to embark on a challenging 53-game slate starting in February. NM State will face opponents from two Power Five conferences, including the Pac-12 and SEC, and clash with Mountain West foes New Mexico and San Diego State in 2020.

The Aggies play 12 of their first 13 games at Presley Askew Field, giving fans an early opportunity to watch the new-look squad open up the season in the comfort of its own home. NM State begins the campaign against Texas Southern for the second year in a row, with the home opener scheduled for 3 p.m. MT Friday, Feb. 14.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Hangs On For 72-67 Win In Denver

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - It wasn't without its fair share of dramatic moments - far from it, in fact - but at the end of the night the New Mexico State men's basketball team did just enough to put its first road victory of the season in the books.

Senior guard Shunn Buchanan drilled a pair of clutch free throws with nine seconds remaining which allowed the Aggies to make it a two-possession game, Trevelin Queen came up with a game-clinching steal on the Pioneers' final possession and New Mexico State hung on to secure a 72-67 victory over Denver Tuesday night at Magness Arena. The win was the second-straight for the Aggies in the Summit League/WAC Challenge after defeating North Dakota State in their season-opener one season ago.   Continue Reading This Post >>

Megan Hart Named To AVCA All-Region Team

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Middle blocker Megan Hart was selected to the American Volleyball Coaches Association Midwest All-Region Team, the AVCA announced Tuesday.

"We are all very proud of Megan, she has had a tremendous senior season," said head coach Mike Jordan. "Her hard work has definitely payed off and she is very deserving of this honor."

Hart was voted to the 14-player Midwest All-Region Team by coaches who are AVCA members. She is the first Aggie since Gwen Murphy in 2015 to be named to the All-Region team. Kassandra Tohm was named an All-Region Honorable Mention in 2017.  Continue Reading This Post >>