Men's Basketball Game Recaps

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Men's Basketball Game Recaps

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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NMSU Men's Basketball Falls 82-76 To Cal Baptist In WAC Opener

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

RIVERSIDE, CA - A frantic comeback by the New Mexico State men’s basketball team late in the game was not quite enough as the Aggies dropped the Western Athletic Conference opener to California Baptist on the road 82-76 Thursday night at the CBU Events Center.

The Aggies had yet another slow start to the game, going down 7-0 early on against California Baptist before JoJo Zamora found the bottom of the basket for NM State 2:23 into the game.

After a 14-0 run by CBU, the Aggies (11-4, 0-1 WAC) were forced to call a timeout to stop the Lancer run that put New Mexico State down 28-11 with 7:18 on the clock in the first half.

Zamora finally put an end to that when he hit a floater to end the 14-0 run and started an 11-0 spurt for the Aggies to get within 30-22 of CBU (9-5, 1-0 WAC) at the 3:45 mark. During that run for NM State, Terrell Brown had six of those points.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Cruses Past Colorado State 88-68

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

FT. COLLINS, CO - Behind a career-high game from C.J. Bobbitt, the New Mexico State men's basketball team cruised to an 88-68 victory over Colorado State Sunday afternoon at Moby Arena.

With the win, NM State is now 3-0 against Mountain West teams for the second-straight year and heads into Western Athletic Conference play with an 11-3 overall record. It was also NM State's first win at Moby Arena in five tries moving its record against CSU to 3-5 and 1-4 when playing in Ft. Collins.

Another slow start for the Aggies had them trailing Colorado State 16-11 at the 12-minute media break. However, that sluggish start turned into offensive production in the latter part of the half thanks to C.J. Bobbitt – who finished the first-half with 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Downs Washington State 75-72

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS VEGAS, NV - With 1.9 seconds left on the clock, JoJo Zamora drilled a corner three by the Aggie bench and gave the New Mexico State men’s basketball team a thrilling 75-72 victory over Washington State Sunday evening at Orleans Arena to conclude the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic.

With the win, the Aggies became just the fourth team since 2002 to beat three different teams twice in a single-season during non-conference play and go 6-0. Other teams include, Jackson State (2003), NM State (2003) and CSU Fullerton (2008).

Zamora finished with a game-high 28 points on 9-of-11 shooting, including a 6-of-8 night from 3-point range on top of his seven assists, four rebounds and two steals. The 28 points and seven assists is a new season-high for the senior. He was also named to the All-Tournament team after his explosive performance Sunday night.  Continue Reading This Post >>