Men's Basketball Game Recaps

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Men's Basketball Game Recaps

Aggie Men's Basketball Routs GCU 70-50 In Battle For First Place

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State Aggies got great shooting in the second half and a smothering defense throughout the game to move all alone into the lead of the Western Athletic Conference by with a 70-50 win over Grand Canyon.

The Aggies (15-8, 7-1) are on a six-game winning streak. GCU (19-4, 6-2) has lost back-to-back games for the first time this season

“I’m very pleased with the outcome, pleased with the effort,” said NM State head coach Marvin Menzies. “We played big boy basketball tonight. We executed at a high level offensively and played solidly on both sides of the ball.”

The Aggies shot 54 percent from the floor, including 68.4 percent in the second half. NM State held GCU to 29.8 percent from the floor. The Aggies dominated the boards 44-26.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Men's Basketball Blows Out UT Rio Grande Valley 92-68

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State Aggies never trailed as they closed the first half of Western Athletic Conference play by crushing the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley 92-68 Saturday night at the Pan American Center.

The Aggies (14-8, 6-1), who have now won five straight, moved into a first place tie with Grand Canyon who lost at home to Seattle U 59-57. UTRGV (6-16, 2-5) dropped its third straight.

NM State got an NCAA leading 19th double-double from sophomore Pascal Siakam, who led the Aggies with 24 points and 16 rebounds to go with three blocks, three steals and two assists.

The Aggies got career-high scoring nights from Jalyn Pennie and Matt Taylor. Pennie scored 20 points with three assists, while Taylor netted 12 with four assists. Junior Ian Baker scored 11 points with six rebounds, five assists and three steals.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Baker's Buzzer Beater Gives Aggies 68-67 Win At Bakersfield In 2OT

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BAKERSFIELD, CA - New Mexico State junior Ian Baker drilled a 28-foot 3-pointer as time expired in the second overtime to lead the Aggies to a 68-67 win over CSU Bakersfield Saturday night at the Icardo Center.

The Aggies (13-8, 5-1) won their fourth straight and moved into a second-place tie in the Western Athletic Conference with the 'Runners (14-6, 4-1) who had their six-game winning streak snapped.

"That was a great shot by Ian," said NM State head coach Marvin Menzies. "but it was great defense down the stretch that got us there. Our guys were not going to be denied this game. I can't say enough about the maturity they showed under adversity."

The Aggies held the lead only twice in the contest, once with 2:47 to play in the second overtime on a Pascal Siakam layup and at the buzzer on Baker's triple.

The Aggies battled back from a poor first half to get into a position for Baker's heroics.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Men's Basketball Edges Seattle 68-60

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

SEATTLE, WA - New Mexico State sophomore Pascal Siakam notched his 10th straight double-double with 21 points and 11 rebounds as he led the Aggies to a 68-60 win over Seattle U Thursday night at KeyArena.

The Aggies (12-8, 4-1) picked up their third straight win over Seattle U, while the Redhawks (7-11, 1-3) lost for the fourth time in the last five games.

“This was a grind and one of those games where you’re just thankful to get away with a W,” said NM State head coach Marvin Menzies.

The Redhawks held a two-point lead with a minute left in the first half when Aggie sophomore Jalyn Pennie buried a 3-pointer with 47 seconds left to take a 23-22 lead. Then after a defensive stop, Pennie buried a baseline triple that went through at the halftime buzzer for a 26-22 advantage at intermission.

The Aggies never trailed again.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Men's Basketball Handles Chicago State 80-62

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State Aggies got double-digit scoring from four players and a season-high 10 blocked shots on the way to an 80-62 victory over Chicago State Saturday night at the Pan American Center.

The Aggies (11-8, 3-1) won their 30th consecutive Western Athletic Conference home game, while the Cougars (4-16, 0-4) suffered their 16th straight road loss.

"I was happy about the overall effort," said NM State head coach Marvin Menzies. "(CSU) is the type of team that never gives up and keeps coming at you, and it was good to get a convincing win over them."

The Aggies were led by the strong play of sophomore Pascal Siakam. The 6-9 forward from Douala, Cameroon, posted his NCAA leading 17th double-double with his 21 points and 13 rebounds. It was his 24th career double-double.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Men's Basketball Hangs On For 65-64 Win Over UMKC

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State Aggies went 6-for-6 from the foul line down the stretch to hold on for their second Western Athletic Conference win of the season with a 65-64 win over Missouri-Kansas City Wednesday night at the Pan American Center.

The Aggies (10-8, 2-1) won their 29th straight WAC game at the Pan American Center, while UMKC (8-10, 1-2) lost for the sixth time in seven games.

The game was a distinct tale of two halves for the two teams.

The Aggies led 35-16 at halftime, while UMKC outscored NM State 48-30 in the second half. It was the fewest points allowed in a half this season by the Aggies in the first, and the most allowed in a half in the second. Likewise for the Kangaroos it was their worst scoring half of the year, followed by their best scoring half.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Men's Basketball Falls At Grand Canyon 79-75

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

PHOENIX, AZ - The battle between Western Athletic Conference heavyweights was fought all the way to the end, but the New Mexico State Aggies came up on the short end as the Grand Canyon Antelopes won 79-75 Saturday night at the GCU Arena.

The Aggies (9-8, 1-1) saw their 14-game winning streak against WAC teams come to an end, while the 'Lopes (15-2, 2-0) beat NM State for the first time in program history.

NM State jumped out to a nine-point lead early in the game, as the Aggies hit their first seven shots. But GCU battled back before the Aggies closed with a four-point 39-35 lead at intermission.

In the second half, the 'Lopes opened the half with a 10-4 and took the lead for good on a 3-point jumper from Gerard Martin – his only score of the night – with 16:54 to play.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Men's Basketball Uses Big Second Half To Rally Past Utah Valley

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

OREM, UT - The bench came through for the New Mexico State Aggies when it was desperately needed collecting 33 of the Aggies 78 points as NM State opened the defense of its Western Athletic Conference title with a 78-66 win over Utah Valley at the UCCU Center.

It wasn’t easy for the Aggies (9-7, 1-0), who trailed the Wolverines (6-10, 0-1) by 12 points a couple of minutes into the second half.

That was when the Aggies made subbed in redshirt freshman Sidy Ndir who started a 13-1 run with a pair of layups and added the first NM State 3-point field goal of the night. The run tied the contest at 47 with 13:48 to play and turned the game around.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Edged Late At UC Irvine 54-52

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

IRVINE, CA - The New Mexico State Aggies had three players in double figures, outrebounded and outshot the UC Irvine Anteaters on Saturday night, but the Anteaters went on an 8-0 run to close the game and swipe a 54-52 win from the Aggies at the Bren Events Center.

UCI forward Mike Best buried a well-defensed jumper with 19.3 seconds remaining that spelled the difference.

The Aggies (8-7) chance for a game-winning shot came up short and allowed the Anteaters (11-5) to take the comeback win. NM State was held scoreless for the final 2:58 of the contest.

"I'm really proud of my guys, I thought they played a very good game," said NM State coach Marvin Menzies. "I thought defensively we were awesome. We just couldn't get into a flow offensively, and unfortunately for us, that was the deciding factor. When we needed a bucket late we just couldn't get one."  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Men's Basketball Handles Arizona Christian 81-61

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State junior Pascal Siakam tallied his NCAA-best 12 double-double of the season in leading the Aggies to an 81-61 win over Arizona Christian at the Pan American Center Wednesday night.

The 6-9 forward from Douala, Cameroon, scored 28 points with 10 rebounds in 28 minutes, the least amount of playing time this season, to go with two blocks and a career-high four assists as the Aggies advanced to 8-6 on the year. The Firestorm, the No. 4 team in the NAIA, played the game as an exhibition to keep their record at 13-2.

The Aggies used a good shooting performance as a team, hitting 52 percent, while playing strong defensively forcing 15 turnovers from the Firestorm. The defense was particularly strong in the second half when NM State held ACU to 29 percent from the floor.  Continue Reading This Post >>