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 >>