Men's Basketball Game Recaps

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Men's Basketball Game Recaps

Passos Nets Career-High 25 Points At Hawaii, Aggies Fall 94-71

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

HONOLULU, HI - New Mexico State senior center Hatila Passos recorded a career-high 25 points at Hawai’i, Thursday, Jan. 31. The Rio de Janeiro, Brazil native had a stellar performance off the bench but the Aggies fell to the Rainbow Warriors 94-71.

Passos had a near double-double with nine rebounds to go along with a 9-for-12 shooting performance.

The Aggies had two other players in double-digits with freshman Herb Pope tallying a career-high 16 points while senior guard/forward Justin Hawkins added 11.

Head coach Marvin Menzies credited Hawai’i with a strong performance. He also said that Aggie miscues were a major factor in the game.

“They (Hawai’i) really played well,” he said. “Turnovers were the story of the game. The points off of turnovers gave them the momentum they needed. We just didn’t have it.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies slip up, lose to Nevada

Written by: Jason Groves/Sun-News Reporter

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - For the 6,689 listed in attendance, it was hard to tell which team was fighting for its life in fifth place and which was in second place in the Western Athletic Conference.

Nevada defeated New Mexico State University 87-78 on Thursday at the Pan American Center, beating the Aggies for the fifth time in the last six meetings.

"We didn't start out like we wanted to and they got on a run and that was the difference in the game," NMSU senior forward Justin Hawkins said. "From the opening tip, we didn't play the way we wanted to play as far as tempo."

Neither team could find the mark early, but the Wolf Pack woke up long enough for a 19-5 run in the first half and were never truly threatened, cruising past an Aggies team that lost a golden opportunity to score a big conference win at home. The Wolf Pack shot a blistering 64 percent in the second half to seal the win.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU vs. Louisiana Tech Game Photos

NMSU vs. Louisiana Tech Game Photos

NMSU vs. Fresno State Game Photos

NMSU vs. Fresno State Game Photos

Aggies Roll Through Alcorn State, Eye WAC Opener Against Idaho

Written by: Jason Groves/Sun-News Reporter

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - With the Western Athletic Conference opener two days away, the New Mexico State University men's basketball team needs wins. The Aggies broke a two-game slide and picked up their sixth win of the season with a 86-58 victory against overmatched Alcorn State on New Years Eve at the Pan American Center.

The Aggies open WAC play on Wednesday at Idaho before hosting Fresno State on Saturday.

"We kind of segmented our season into different parts and going into the WAC, we are starting over again," Aggies senior forward Trei Steward said. "We didn't play so well in the beginning of the year and as of now, we have to continue on the right track and keep fighting for wins because that is the only way we are going to get to postseason play."  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU vs. LeMoyne-Owen Photos

NMSU vs. LeMoyne-Owen Photos