Men's Basketball Game Recaps

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Men's Basketball Game Recaps

NMSU Men's Basketball Downs Utah Valley 84-77 For 10th Straight Win

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - It was a lovely night at the Pan American Center Thursday night as the New Mexico State men’s basketball team picked up its 10th-straight victory with an 84-77 win over Utah Valley on Valentine’s Day.

Utah Valley struck first to open the game thanks to Benjamin Nakwaasah before Terrell Brown scored NM State’s first bucket 10 seconds later. The Aggies (21-4, 10-1) only had a small 6-5 lead at the first media break 4:24 into the game before JoJo Zamora began to light it up.

The Wolverines (16-8, 5-4 WAC) took an 11-6 lead after Wyatt Lowell hit back-to-back shots before Nakwaasah made it 16-13 in favor of the bad guys. Zamora tied things up heading into the 11:16 media break with a big pull-up triple on the fastbreak.

The redshirt-junior wasn’t done and drilled back-to-back 3-pointers after the break to give NM State the 27-22 lead with 7:34 left in the first-half  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Takes Down GCU 67-64

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

PHOENIX, AZ - The New Mexico State men’s basketball team battled Grand Canyon in a much anticipated heavy-weight bout Saturday night at GCU Arena and came out victorious by score of 67-64 to secure a two-game lead in the Western Athletic Conference standings.

The win pushes NM State’s win total to 20-4 on the year and 9-1 in conference play and made it eight-straight seasons with 20-plus wins. The win was also NM State’s ninth-straight victory after opening league-play with a loss.

After a couple exchange of blows, New Mexico State got hot from the field and went on a 10-0 run that was capped off by a smooth 3-pointer from C.J. Bobbitt to put the Aggies on top 18-12 with 14:08 left in the first-half.  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 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 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 Men's Basketball Defeats UTRGV 63-61

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

EDINBURG, TX - The New Mexico State men’s basketball team needed late-game heroics once again and this time it came on the hands of Eli Chuha for the 63-61 victory on the road with less than 10 seconds to play on a long-pass from AJ Harris Saturday night at the UTRGV Fieldhouse.

New Mexico State (16-4, 5-1 WAC) didn’t get its engine running offensively in the first-half but luckily for the Aggies neither did UT Rio Grande Valley as both teams combined for 23 turnovers in the first 20 minutes of action.

The Vaqueros (10-12, 2-4 WAC) struck first with the first two buckets of the game thanks to a trio of turnovers by the Aggies before NM State took a 5-4 lead at the 15:29 media break. Other than a basket out of the break for the short 6-4 lead, NM State held the lead for a majority of the half before things went back-and-forth late in the frame.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Defeats Utah Valley

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

OREM, UT - The New Mexico State men’s basketball team came together in the second-half and outscored Utah Valley 50-39 for the 83-78 come from behind win Saturday night at the UCCU Center and snapped the UVU’s 22-game home win-streak in front of 4,521 fans – including a contingent of Aggie fans.

With both teams exchanging baskets to start the game, UVU continued its hot-streak from the floor out of the first media break and went on a 13-0 run for the 22-10 lead – which forced head coach Chris Jans to call a timeout with 12:41 left in the first half.

However, NM State (15-4, 4-1 WAC) didn’t back down and went on an 8-0 run of its own out of that timeout and brought it within 22-18 of the Wolverines with 10:21 on the clock after Terrell Brown scored four-straight points.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Dominates Seattle On The Road

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

SEATTLE, WA - The New Mexico State men’s basketball team had a great start to its road swing with a dominating 87-60 victory over Seattle U Thursday night at the Redhawk Center.

The Aggie offense was much more alive to start the game, getting off to a quick 6-2 lead on back-to-back 3-pointers from Clayton Henry and Terrell Brown.

With an 8-7 lead at the under-16 media break, JoJo Zamora scored six-straight before heading into the next media timeout with an 18-11 lead thanks to a 10-4 run led by the redshirt-senior. A three by Zamora out of the break followed by put-back from Eli Chuha forced the first of two timeouts by the Redhawks.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Downs Bakersfield 73-62

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State men’s basketball team woke up in the second-half of the game and outscored CSU Bakersfield 51-33 to complete the 73-62 come from behind victory over the Runners Saturday evening in the Pan American Center.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Stuns Grand Canyon With Buzzer Beater

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