Men's Basketball Game Recaps

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Men's Basketball Game Recaps

Aggies Breeze Into WAC Semifinals With 90-69 Win Over San Jose State

The New Mexico State men's basketball team defeated San Jose State 90-69 to advance to the semifinal round of the 2010 WAC Tournament where they'll face 2-seed and tournament host Nevada.

The Aggies were paced by 22 points from senior Jonathan Gibson. Gibson shot 8-of-14 from the field and hit 4-of-7 three point attempts. He also grabbed four rebounds and dished out three assists and had one steal. San Jose State was paced by Adrian Oliver who scored a game-high 23 points.

The Aggies jumped out to a quick 12-4 lead and led 18-11 with 13:06 left in the first half. The Spartans would go on a 12-5 run to tie the game at 23 with 8:04 left in the half and then took the lead at 25-23 with 7:30 to go in the half on a CJ Webster layup.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Lose Shootout With Nevada, 100-92

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

RENO, NV - The New Mexico State men’s basketball team fell at Nevada, 100-92, Thursday, March 4, inside the Lawlor Events Center in Reno, Nev. The Aggies fell to 19-10 and 11-4 in the WAC while the Wolf Pack moved to 18-11 and 10-5 in the league.

Junior guard Jahmar Young scored a team-high 22 points while senior guard Jonathan Gibson and sophomore forward Troy Gillenwater added 17 each. Junior forward Wendell McKines posted the lone double-double of the contest with 13 points and 13 rebounds.

After an offensive-charged first half, the game was tied 41-41 at the break. Young led the Aggies with 13 points while Gibson and sophomore center Hamidu Rahman both added nine points. NM State posted a 54.8 field goal percentage (17-of-31) while the Wolf Pack shot 50.0 percent (17-of-34).  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State vs. Boise State Game Photos

NM State vs. Boise State Game Photos

Aggies Hold Off Boise State 95-92 On Senior Night

Aggie senior Jonathan Gibson hit five three pointers and finished with a team high 24 points on Senior Night to help propel the Aggies past a tenacious Boise State squad.

The Aggies built a nine point lead eight minutes into the first half as they led 20-11. The Broncos would go on a 7-2 run to cut the Aggie lead down to four points but the Aggies would push the lead back out to eight points leading 42-34 with 1:05 left in the first half. Boise State's Robert Arnold would hit a las second jumper to send the Broncos into halftime trailing by just five points, 43-38.

The Aggies would come out of the second half break and would build a 20-point lead at 68-48 with 12:19 left to play. However, as has been the case in many of the Aggies' games this season, they would have to fight to the finish to pull out the victory. The Broncos would answer cutting the Aggie lead to just 11 points over the next two minutes going on a 12-3 run to cut the Aggie lead to 71-60. After the Aggies would push the lead back out to 15 at 78-63 with 7:58 remaining, Boise State would go on a 29-16 run to cut the Aggie lead to just two points at 94-92 with 49 seconds left to play.   Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State vs. Idaho Game Photos

NM State vs. Idaho Game Photos

Aggies Blow Past Idaho 74-57

Also See: NM State vs. Idaho Photo Gallery

Jahmar YoungThe New Mexico State Aggie men's basketball team used a 23-4 run in the final nine minutes of the first half to breeze past the Idaho Vandals on Wednesday night in front of a national television audience. The Aggie defense held Idaho to just 30.9 percent shooting from the floor en route to the victory.

Jahmar Young led all scorers with 23 points while Hamidu Rahman and Wendell McKines each flirted with triple-doubles. Rahman finished with a career-high seven blocks to go along with 11 rebounds and eight points while Wendell McKines dished out a career-high eight assists to go along with 12 rebounds and 11 points.

The Aggies held Idaho star guard Mac Hopson in check as he finished the game with just nine points on 4-of-14 shooting. The Aggies hit 12-of-26 three pointers including 7-of-14 in the first half as they built an 18-point cushion heading into the break. Coming out of the second half the Aggies quickly added to their lead going up by 22 points at 48-26 with 18:08 left to play. The Aggies would build their largest lead of 23 points at 61-38 with 12:01 left to play before the Vandals rallied to cut the Aggie lead to just 15 points at 65-50 with 7:03 left to play.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Stay Unbeaten In BracketBusters, Drop Pacific 84-78

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

STOCKTON, CA - The New Mexico State men’s basketball team improved to 5-0 in ESPNU BracketBuster games with an 84-78 victory at Pacific, Saturday, Feb. 20 at the Alex G. Spanos Center in Stockton, Calif.

In their first BracketBuster road game since the 2005-06 season, which was featured on ESPNU, the Aggies scored a season-high 55 points in the second half. NM State improved to 17-9 while the Tiger fell to 17-9.

Junior guard Jahmar Young paced the team with 22 points and 18 scored in the second half. Senior guard Jonathan Gibson contributed 20 points while sophomore forward Troy Gillenwater added a double-double 18 points and 11 rebounds.

The Aggie offense was fierce in the final 20 minutes with a 63.0 field goal percent and seven 3-pointers. NM State was also solid at the free-throw line shooting 77.3 percent (17-for-22).  Continue Reading This Post >>