Men's Basketball Game Recaps

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Men's Basketball Game Recaps

Aggie Hoops Wins Preseason Tour Opener

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

SAINT LAMBERT, QUEBEC - The New Mexico State men’s basketball team opened its preseason foreign tour in Canada with a 80-76 win over McGill University on the Champlain campus in Saint Lambert, Quebec. Senior guard Gordo Castillo paced the Aggies with a team-high 21 points.

The Las Cruces, N.M., native scored 16 second-half points to power a solid second half effort for the Aggies. NM State had four other players in double-figures with junior center Hamidu Rahman and sophomore forward Tyrone Watson contributing 12 points each. Freshman center Tshilidzi Nephawe added 11 while junior guard Hernst Laroche scored 10 in his homecoming.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State vs. Michigan State Game Photos

NM State vs. Michigan State Game Photos

The Daily Aggie :: 03/20/10 :: New Mexico State Postgame Press Conference

Marvin Menzies
COACH MARVIN MENZIES: Just want to congratulate Tom and his guys for enduring our storm the second half. They did a very good job of handling the pressure. They had I think six or seven turnovers at the half and we only had -- ended up with nine, so they did a good job in their execution and made big shots when they needed to make them. That's what good teams and good players do and so you have to give them all the credit for their resilience the second half.

Beyond that, I just would say that I'm extremely proud of my team, extremely proud of their fight, their courage and passion for the game. We had a tough first half and their character came into question in terms of -- not character, but their basketball came into question in terms of the first half and we addressed the issues and they went out and did what they needed to do and played New Mexico State basketball the second half and showed them we deserved to be here.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Survive Battle With Nevada 80-79; Advance to WAC Championship Game

Jahmar Young drained a leaning 15-foot jumper with 3.8 seconds left to play to give the Aggies an 80-79 victory over 2-seed and tournament host Nevada on Friday night. The Aggies survived a career night from Nevada's Luke Babbitt who finished with 33 points and eight rebounds and was a perfect 10-of-10 from the free throw line.

The Aggies trailed early as the Wolf Pack jumped out to a quick 7-0 lead less two minutes into the game. New Mexico State would cut the lead to 7-5 after a Wendell McKines layup and a Jonathan Gibson three pointer. The two teams would take their first lead after Troy Gillenwater hit a pair of free throws with 16:09 left to play in the first half.

Nevada would go on a 5-0 run to retake the lead 16-11 before the Aggies answered with a 6-0 run to regain the lead at 17-16 with 12:38 left to play in the half. With the Aggies trailing 28-27 with 5:38 left in the first half, the Aggies would go on a 7-0 run sparked by five quick points from Troy Gillenwater who hit a pair of free throws with 5:24 left in the half and then followed it up with a three pointer on the Aggies' next possession. Tyrone Watson would add a layup to cap the 7-0 run prompting the Wolf Pack to call a 30-second timeout. Out of the timeout the Wolf Pack struck quickly to cut the lead back to one point as Luke Babbitt answered the Aggies' run with a personal 7-0 run on a jumper with 3:31 left in the half followed by a three pointer with 3:05 left to play in the half and capped with another jumper with 2:28 left in the half to give the Wolf Pack a 35-34 lead. Jahmar Young would give the Aggies the lead back hitting a three pointer with 2:11. Joey Shaw answered with a tip-in to tie the game at 37 with 1:53 left in the half. After a pair of Hernst Laroche free throws put the Aggies up by two points at 39-37, Troy Gillenwater would hit a three pointer with 16 seconds left before halftime. However, Armon Johnson would bury a three with four seconds left to play in the half to send the game into the break with the Aggies leading just 42-40.  Continue Reading This Post >>