Men's Basketball Game Recaps

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Men's Basketball Game Recaps

NMSU Men's Basketball Staves Off UTRGV In 67-62 Win

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

EDINBURG, TX - Dealt another dose of devastating news Wednesday morning when it was announced senior Trevelin Queen would miss four-to-six weeks while recovering from a lateral meniscus tear, the same old questions popped up regarding the New Mexico State men's basketball team.

How would they recover? What happens now? Is all hope lost?

Saturday night, the Aggies answered each and every one of those questions - and probably a few more - by doing the one thing they have done in league action on a more consistent basis than almost any other team in the nation over the past two-plus years.

They won.

Ivan Aurrecoechea could not be stopped on the block and the Spaniard finished with a game-high 19 points - including a pair of big-time free throws with 24 seconds to go - and the Aggies held off a late charge by UTRGV to earn a 67-62 triumph inside the UTRGV Fieldhouse.   Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Defeats Seattle 75-67

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

SEATTLE, WA - Perception was reality in the Redhawk Center Saturday night.

Fans in attendance saw a New Mexico State team that was facing extreme difficulty getting its shots to fall. A team that was on the ropes after going own by 11 points early. Then, the perception of the Aggies changed. They became a team that fought and clawed their way back into things until the reality was this at the end of the night: the Aggies are still the team to beat in the WAC.

Ivan Aurrecoechea made a mockery of the Redhawks' interior defense, shredding it to ribbons to the tune of 19 points and 11 rebounds, Jabari Rice joined his senior teammate in double-double territory with 17 points and a career-high 11 boards and the Aggies overcame an 11-point first-half deficit to claim a hard-fought 75-67 triumph at Seattle U.   Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Pulls Away From Utah Valley, 70-56

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

OREM, UT - Utah Valley's Emmanuel Olojakpoke had just answered a fast-break dunk by New Mexico State's Trevelin Queen with a two-handed jam of his own that whittled the Aggies' lead down to two, 40-38, by connecting on a runner in the lane with 15:25 to go.

Two-hundred-and-fifteen seconds later, Johnny McCants emphatically ended a 15-1 Aggie run by tossing down a monstrous one-handed slam that hiked the visitors' lead to 54-39.

As they say, life comes at you fast.

Showing off the spurtability of their offense, the Aggies' 15-1 scoring spree represented just a part of their larger 28-11 surge over a span of 9:36 that allowed the WAC's lone squad without a league loss to claim a 70-56 win over the Wolverines Thursday night inside the UCCU Center.   Continue Reading This Post >>

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

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

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

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

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 Mens Basketball Defeats Cal Baptist 86-71

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

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

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

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 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 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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