NMSU Men's Basketball Defeats Chicago State 78-67

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Balanced scoring coupled with 42-20 edge in the paint saw the New Mexico State men’s basketball team get back in the win column with a 78-67 win over Chicago State Thursday night at the Pan American Center.

Chicago State went toe-to-toe with the league-leading Aggies (23-5, 10-2 WAC) in the first half, and on two separate occasions took the lead against New Mexico State. The last lead for the Cougars (2-27, 0-12) occurred at the 3:51 media timeout, 31-30.

A 3-pointer from Keyon Jones before that last media break started a 12-5 run to end the half and gave NM State then 39-36 lead heading into the locker room. N’Dir, who had a team-high 15 points on the night, had seven of those points by the first media timeout.

New Mexico State played with a lot more energy in the second-half, blitzing the Cougars with a 19-8 run for the 58-44 lead and 10:51 left to play.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Defeats Chicago State 63-55

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CHICAGO, IL - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team began its final road trip of the regular season starting at Chicago State on Thursday night. Another strong second half, featuring a 14-0 run in the third, led the Aggies to a 63-55 victory.

Despite Jasmine Cooper winning the opening tip for NM State (15-11, 9-3 WAC), it was Chicago State (1-26, 1-11 WAC) who struck first scoring and opened the game on a 10-4 run. However, the Aggies were able to bounce back and score the next six points to tie the game up at 10-10 come the first media timeout at the 3:52 mark.

The score remained all knotted up at the end of the first quarter with each team scoring 15. Through 10 minutes of action, the Aggies saw most of their production come from the paint where they outscore the Cougars 12-6.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Downs UTEP 8-5 In Battle Of I-10

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EL PASO, TX - New Mexico State softball took down UTEP at the Helen of Troy Field on Tuesday. Sophomore Nikki Butler hit her first home run of the season in the team's 8-5 victory.

"Tonight was a great competitive win that included great performances in the circle by both Kayla and Samaria," head coach Kathy Rodolph said. "I feel like Nikki really stepped up for us today. It was good to see us collectively rebound and get into a flow offensively."  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Falls At No. 3 Texas Tech 12-0

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LUBBOCK, TX – The New Mexico State baseball team traveled to Lubbock, Texas to take on No. 3 Texas Tech on Tuesday at Dan Law Field in Rip Griffin Park. NM State's bats cooled off from the weekend as they were held scoreless by TTU and fell on the road, 12-0.

NM State's (2-2) Brock Whittlesey took the mound against Texas Tech (5-0) righty Ryan Shetter. Each pitcher made easy work early on with Shetter putting the Aggies down in order at the top of the first, followed by Whittlesey allowing no hits and leaving two runners stranded.

The Aggies got their first hit of the contest in the top of the second when Caleb Henderson reached on an infield single. However, the baserunner was caught stealing and the Aggies were held scoreless.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Kayla Green Named WAC Softball Pitcher Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - NM State’s Kayla Green has been named the Western Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week for Feb. 12-18. This is the second honor of the season and fifth of her career for Green.

Green, a junior right-hander from Tucson, Ariz., went 1-1 with a 1.17 ERA over 12.0 innings pitched last week. In a loss to top-ranked Oklahoma, Green pitched a complete game, allowing just two runs on seven hits while striking out a Sooner batter. Against Boston U, she pitched five innings and allowed seven hits and no earned runs.

Gia Pack Named WAC Women's Basketball Player Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - NM State’s Gia Pack has been named Western Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for Feb. 12 through Feb. 18.

Pack, a sophomore guard from Phoenix, Ariz. (South Mountain HS), posted a pair of double-doubles to help the Aggies get back into the hunt for the regular season title. Against Utah Valley, the sophomore scored 18 points to go with 11 rebounds, three assists and two steals in the 59-51 win. She followed that up with 21 points and 11 rebounds in a 64-53 win over Seattle U on Sunday afternoon.

Marcus Still Named WAC Baseball Hitter Of The Week

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DENVER, CO - NM State’s Marcus Still has been named Western Athletic Conference Hitter for Feb. 12 – Feb. 18.

Still, a senior outfielder from New Orleans (Queen Creek HS), was nearly perfect from the play, going 8-for-9 with four walks as the Aggies took two of three from Towson. In the season opener, Still was 2-for-2 with a pair of walks and a pair of RBIs in a 24-2 win. His only falter came in game two, going 2-for-3 with two runs scored in an 11-6 loss. The Aggies and Still bounced back on Sunday as the outfielder was 4-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored in a 13-3 win. His .889 average leads the WAC after the opening weekend of play.

NMSU Softball Beats Boston 2-1 To Close Out Troy Cox Classic

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State softball closed the Troy Cox Classic with a win over Boston University at the NM State Softball Complex on Sunday. Kelsey Horton hit her second home run of the season in the team's 2-1 victory

"It was a great win for us today. It was a good rebound from a very short night and we had multiple contributions by multiple people, which strengthens us as a team," head coach Kathy Rodolph said. "We had strong performances in the circle by both pitchers. I liked that Kelsey led off the game with a home run followed by a double by Rachel. Rachel is our energy ambassador and we definitely feed off of that. Overall, I'm very pleased with our performance."  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Earns Series Win With 13-3 Victory Over Towson

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - A strong outing from southpaw Jonathan Groff coupled with another offensive outburst gave the New Mexico State baseball team the series win over Towson on opening weekend with a 13-3 victory on Sunday at Presley Askew Field.

Just like the season-opener the Aggie (2-1) bats were awake and red-hot for the 10:05 a.m. first-pitch, touching up Towson (1-2) starter Alex Cuas for six of the eight runs they put up in the first inning. As a team, NM State drew five of its 10 total walks in the first inning.

After giving up a double to the second batter he faced in the game, Groff retired 13-straight Tigers before exiting the game in the sixth. The Castroville, Texas, native was efficient on the hill – mowing down six batters on 76 pitches in 5.1 innings of work while giving up just two hits and a walk.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Downs Seattle 64-53

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team played host to Western Athletic Conference foe Seattle University on Sunday afternoon in the Pan American Center. For the second straight game Gia Pack recorded a double-double and the Aggies used an early third quarter run to build a lead that could not be overcome as they took down the Redhawks 64-53.

After the win split the regular-season series with the Redhawks head coach Brooke Atkinson commented, “The kids were really locked in and I think over the years in the WAC that Seattle has been one of their tougher opponents. They got the best of us up there this year but that’s the benefit of a home-and-home because they were really ready to go for this game.”  Continue Reading This Post >>