Men's Basketball Game Recaps

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Men's Basketball Game Recaps

Aggies Defeat Idaho 75-72; Sweep Road Trip To Improve To 3-1 In WAC Play

Jahmar YoungJahmar Young scored a season-high 32 points as the Aggie men's basketball team was victorious 75-72 over the Idaho Vandals on Monday night. It was a back and forth affair from the start as the Vandals took a quick 4-1 lead just under two minutes into the game but the Aggies would hold a three point lead at 11-8 with 15:05 left in the first half. Idaho would go on an 8-0 to take a 16-11 lead with 13:27 left in the half. The Aggies would tie the game at 18 with 10:13 left in the half. However, Idaho would respond with a 12-4 run and extend their lead to eight points at 30-22 with 6:24 left to play in the half. The Aggies would once again chip away at the lead and finished the half on an 14-4 run to take a two point advantage into the break. The Aggies shot 45.2 percent from the floor in the first half hitting 14-of-31 attempts. They hit 4-of-11 three point attempts and were just 4-of-8 from the free throw line in the first half.

The second half started with an Aggie bucket as they quickly extended their lead to four points at 38-34. Idaho's Steffan Johnson knocked down a three to cut the lead to one at 38-37 but the Aggies answered with an 9-4 run to push their lead back out to six points at 47-41. The Vandals would tie the game at 49 midway through the second half and the teams battle back and forth trading the lead back and forth over the next four minutes. With the game tied at 56 with 5:38 left to play, Jahmar Young buried a three pointer to give the Aggies a three point lead.

With the lead just two at 69-67 and the game hanging in the balance with under 30 seconds remaining the Aggies would go 6-for-6 from the free throw line in the final 27 seconds to seal the game.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Men's And Women's Hoops Both Notch WAC Victories

Also See: NM State vs. Hawai'i Photo Gallery

The Aggie women's basketball team built a 22-point halftime lead over visiting Hawai'i and then played even with the Wahine in the second half as they went on to win 73-51 to improve to 12-4 overall and 2-0 in WAC play. The Aggies shot 50 percent in the first half en route to building a 42-20 lead. Jasmine Lowe led the Aggies with 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting, Madison Spence added 15 points on 5-of-8 shooting from behind the three point arc, Danisha Corbett scored 14 and Crystal Boyd scored 11.

The Aggie men's basketball team trailed by four points 45-41 at halftime, but pulled out a thrilling 88-85 victory over Boise State on the road to improve to 9-7 overall and 2-1 in WAC play. Jonathan Gibson led the Aggie offensive explosion with 26 points and Jahmar Young added 19. The Aggies led 81-74 with 3:52 left to play but an 11-0 run by Boise State fueled by Aggie turnovers gave the Broncos an 85-81 lead with 1:46 left to play. Jonthan Gibson would sink a pair of free throws to cut the Aggies deficit to just two points with 1:46 left to play. Jahmar Young would then take over scoring the final five points of the game burying a three pointer with 59 seconds left and then sinking a pair of free throws with 35 seconds left to give the Aggies an 88-85 lead. Anthony Thomas' desperation three pointer did not fall and the Aggies held on for the road victory.  Continue Reading This Post >>

AggieVision :: NM State vs. Utah State Highlights

NM State vs. Nevada Game Photos

Aggies Fall To Nevada 76-66

The New Mexico State men's basketball team trailed by as many as 17 in the second half before falling to visiting Nevada 76-66 on Monday night. The Aggies never led in the game as Nevada scored the first two points of the game on a jumper from Dario Hunt. The Aggies tied the game at two on a jumper by Hernst Laroche 2:18 into the game but would trail the rest of the way. The Aggies fell behind by 11 with 4:37 left in the first half but cut the Wolf Pack lead to just four with 2:28 left in the half before Nevada pushed the lead back to nine with under three seconds left in the half. After a Nevada foul with two seconds left in the half, Hernst Laroche stepped to the line and sunk two free throws to seven at 38-31. A quick steal on the ensuing inbounds play caused Nevada to foul Hernst Laroche and put him back on the free throw line to shoot 1-and-1 with less than two seconds left but Laroche missed the front end and the Aggies went into the half trailing by seven after having a shot at cutting the lead to five.

In the second half the Wolf Pack quickly built their lead to 10 after a three pointer by Luke Babbitt. The Aggies would cut the lead down to four points at 45-41 with 12:36 remaining to play. However, the Aggies would get no closer and the Wolf Pack would go on a 7-0 run over the next two minutes to go up by 11. The Aggies would trail by as many as 17 with 3:42 left to play and even an off-the-backboard alley-oop from Jahmar Young to Wendell McKines with 3:09 to cut the lead to 13 couldn't produce one final Aggie run.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State vs. Utah State Game Photos

NM State vs. Utah State Game Photos

Aggies Open WAC Play By Beating Utah State 55-52

Jonathan GibsonNew Mexico State opened up league play with a 55-52 victory over visiting Utah State on Saturday night to improve to 8-6 overall but more importantly 1-0 in league play. The Aggies have won five straight games and snapped Utah State's four game win streak. Utah State held a 9-3 lead with 14:53 left to play but New Mexico State responded with a 17-4 run over the next six minutes to take a 20-13 lead. Utah State went on a 9-2 run over the next four minutes. New Mexico State outscored Utah State 5-2 over the final 3:50 of the half and took a 27-24 lead into halftime.

Coming out of the break the UtAgs took a 32-31 lead with 15:28 left to play but the southern Aggies went on an 8-0 run spurred by five quick points from Jonathan Gibson and a three pointer from Gordo Castillo to take a 39-32 lead. Utah State would cut the lead to three at 39-36 but with 11:03 left to play a thunderous one-handed dunk from just below the free throw line by Wendell McKines gave the Aggies a 41-36 lead. McKines was also fouled on the play and made the free throw for the old-fashioned three point play. That dunk spurred a 12-6 run by New Mexico State over the next 4:11 as the Aggies took a 53-42 lead with 6:52 left to play capped by a Gordo Castillo jumper.

New Mexico State would go on a nearly six and a half minute scoring drought as it seemed as though the Aggie offense was playing to milk the clock. That allowed Utah State to outscore the Aggies 10-0 during that stretch and cut the New Mexico State lead to just one point at 53-52. With memories of the 2008 WAC final floating to the surface for Aggies fans, Jonathan Gibson took the ball out of a timeout with 35 seconds left and with under 20 seconds left he buried a jumper from just above the free throw line to give the Aggies a three point lead at 55-52. Utah State called a timeout with 12 seconds left and New Mexico State came out of the time out and played one of their best defensive possessions of the night forcing Pooh Williams to take a contested three pointer with three seconds left. Wendell McKines grabbed his fifth rebound of the game to seal the New Mexico State win.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State vs. Prairie View A&M Game Photos

NM State vs. Prairie View A&M

Aggies Cruise Past Prairie View A&M 95-76 For Fourth Straight Win

Wendell McKinesWendell McKines and Jonathan Gibson scored 22 points apiece and Jahmar Young added 19 as the Aggies rolled past Prairie View A&M 95-76 on Monday night for their fourth consecutive victory. The Aggies improve to 7-6 and sit above .500 for the first time this season.

The Aggies jumped out of the gates quickly as they quickly built a 14-point cushion going up 26-12 with 11:07 left to play in the first half. However, the Panthers would not let the Aggies pull away in the first half as they closed the deficit to within three over the final 11 minutes of the first half and the Aggies went into the break leading 43-40.

With 14:37 left to play in the first half the Aggies' Jahmar Young tied Eric Channing as he hit his eighth consecutive three point field goal. Young finished the game against Texas Southern a perfect 6-of-6 from the field and when he hit his first two three point attempts of the game he tied Channing's record which was set in games against New Orleans (01/31/02) and South Alabama (02/02/02).

The Aggies started the second half on a 13-6 run to pull ahead by 10 at 56-46 with 16:26 left to play. The Panthers would cut the Aggie lead down to four points over the next 1:11 of play as they trailed 56-52 with 15:15 let to play. However, the Aggies would respond with 12-1 run over the next 5:37 to take a commanding 15 point lead. The Aggies led by 22 points with 5:14 left to play and held on for the 19 point victory.  Continue Reading This Post >>