Men's Basketball Game Recaps

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Men's Basketball Game Recaps

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 >>

NM State vs. Texas Southern Game Photos

NM State vs. Texas Southern Game Photos

Aggies Earn Hard Fought 79-75 Victory Over Texas Southern

Jahmar YoungBehind a combined 68 points from the talented trio of Jahmar Young, Jonathan Gibson and Wendell McKines, the Aggies earned a hard fought 79-75 victory over Texas Southern on Wednesday night in the Pan Am to move to .500 for the first time this season at 6-6.

It was the third consecutive game in which the Aggie guard duo of Jahmar Young and Jonathan Gibson had scored 22 or more points each. Young led the Aggies with 26 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the field including 6-of-6 behind the three point arc which tied a record for the highest three point field goal percentage (minimum of five made) with Jimmy Taylor in 1989 (6-of-6) and Louis Denmark in 1997 (6-of-6). Young was also a perfect 6-of-6 from the free throw line. Jonathan Gibson scored 24 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the field and was 3-of-4 from behind the three point arc. Wendell McKines in just his second game of the season posted a double-double scoring 18 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. The Aggies played without starting center Hamidu Rahman who was out with an ankle injury.

The Aggies hit 11-of-14 three point attempts and set a single game record for highest three point field goal percentage at .786 eclipsing the previous record of .769 (10-of-13) set against San Jose State during the 1988-1989 season.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State vs. Alcorn State Game Photos

NM State vs. Alcorn State Game Photos

Aggies Cruise Past Alcorn State 97-72

Wendell McKinesThe Aggie guard duo of Jonathan Gibson and Jahmar Young led the Aggies past winless Alcorn State on Monday night in the Pan American Center combining for 45 points in the Aggies' 20 point victory over the Braves. Wendell McKines returned to the team after a 10 game absence due to academic ineligibility. The university declared McKines eligible for the remainder of the season on Monday prior to the game. McKines who averaged a double-double last season scored eight points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out six assists in his season debut. He also added a block and two steals in his 26 minutes of play.

The Aggies jumped out to a 12-0 lead and never looked back as they went into the halftime break leading 52-35. The Aggies shot 48.7 percent and hit 19-of-39 shots from the field including 8 first half three pointers. The Aggies held Alcorn State to 36.1 percent shooting in the first half.

The second half saw both teams better their shooting performances as the Aggies hit 54.8 percent of their shots in the second half hitting 17-of-31 shot attempts. Alcorn State found their offensive rhythm as well as they posted a 45.7 percent shooting performance in the half hitting 16-of-35 attempts from the field. The Braves got no closer than 14 points in the second half as the Aggies steadily built their lead throughout the half before finishing the game with a 25-point margin of victory.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Defeat Pepperdine 78-72

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

MALIBU, CA - The New Mexico State men’s basketball team ended its four-game road stint with a 78-72 win at Pepperdine at the Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu, Calif., Friday, Dec. 18.

Junior guard Jahmar Young scored a game-high 27 points while senior guard Jonathan Gibson added 24. Sophomore center Hamidu Rahman grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds for the Aggies that shot 50 percent from the field and tied a season-low with 12 turnovers.

At halftime, the Aggies posted a 38-35 lead behind 12 points from Gibson and 11 points from Young. NM State shot 54.2 percent from the field including a 4-of-9 performance from the 3-point line.

At the 12:43 mark, the Aggies captured their first lead of the game, 16-14, when Gibson hit his first 3-pointer of the contest. NM State then built a nine-point advantage, 27-18, on dunk from Rahman that capped a 10-3 run with 8:52 left in the half.   Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Fall 100-68 At UCLA

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LOS ANGELES, CA - Playing in the historic Pauley Pavilion, the New Mexico State men’s basketball team suffered a 100-68 loss at UCLA, Tuesday, Dec. 15, in Los Angeles, Calif.

Junior guard Jahmar Young led the Aggies with 13 points while senior guard Jonathan Gibson and junior guard Gordo Castillo added 11 points each. Sophomore guard Hernst Laroche tied his career-high assists mark with a game-high nine.

NM State made a season-high 11 3-point field goals hitting 50 percent as a team with Young and Castillo both sinking three apiece.

The Aggies struggled in the first half shooting only 37.5 percent from the field and were down at halftime, 47-26.  Continue Reading This Post >>

AggieVision :: NM State at UTEP Highlights

Aggies Stun Miners In El Paso 87-80

Jahmar YoungThe New Mexico State men's basketball team stunned UTEP 87-80 in Round II of the Battle of I-10. The Aggies were 17-of-17 from the free throw line in the second half as they overcame an 11-point deficit with 8:51 remaining in the game to claim victory.

The Aggies came into the game as heavy underdogs after having lost the first meeting 79-58 in Las Cruces just 12 nights earlier. The Aggies came out of the gate determined to not repeat the first game when they fell behind 9-0. Redshirt freshman Tyrone Watson scored the first seven points for the Aggies as they tried to keep pace with the Miners early in the game but the Aggies trailed 16-9 at the first media timeout.

The Aggies would cut the Miner lead to one at 21-20 with 11:36 left to play. UTEP responded with a 5-0 run to take a six point lead at 26-20. After UTEP's Jeremy Williams missed a three pointer with 10:08 left to play, Jonathan Gibson grabbed the rebound and threw an outlet pass to a streaking Jahmar Young. Young missed the layup but appeared to take a hard foul. The officials did not call a foul and Marvin Menzies, clearly upset with the no-call, was called for a technical foul. Just seconds later he was called for his second technical foul and was ejected from the game.

After UTEP' Randy Culpepper hit four consecutive free throws for the technical fouls, UTEP led 29-20 with 9:56 left to play in the half. With Menzies off the bench and assistant head coach Mick Durham at the helm, the Aggies responded with a 12-0 run to grab a 32-29 lead with 7:08 left to play in the half.

The momentum for the Aggies was short-lived as UTEP would regain the lead going on a 10-1 run over the next four minutes. The Aggies and Miner would trade baskets over the remainder of the half and the Aggies found themselves down 45-35 at the half.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Fall 75-68 To UNM At The Pit

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Junior guard Gordo Castillo scored a season-high 17 points for the New Mexico State men’s basketball team but the Aggies fell at New Mexico, 75-58, Saturday, Dec. 5, at The Pit in Albuquerque, N.M.

Castillo provided the second half spark the Aggies needed when he scored 16 points in the final 20 minutes. Junior guard Jahmar Young added 14 while senior guard Jonathan Gibson contributed 10 points.

After trailing at the break, NM State chipped away at the New Mexico lead in the second half with an improved offensive performance. The Aggies shot 50 percent from the field and 85.7 percent at the free throw line. With 2:56 remaining in the contest, the Aggies pulled within single digits, 67-58, when Castillo hit a reverse lay-up.  Continue Reading This Post >>