Men's Basketball Game Recaps

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Men's Basketball Game Recaps

Aggies Head To WAC Tournament With Impressive 70-59 Road Victory

The Aggie men's basketball team notched a 70-59 victory over Hawai'i on Saturday night. The Aggies jumped out to an early 12-4 lead behind hot shooting and solid defense. Hawai'i would go on an 11-0 run to take a 15-12 lead but back-to-back threes by Jonathan Gibson would give the Aggies the lead. The Aggies finished the half on a 14-3 run and took a 35-25 lead into halftime.

Hawai'i would get no closer than nine points in the second half as the Aggies would build a 47-32 lead with 12:16 remaining in the game. The Aggies would hold a comfortable lead down the stretch as they held on for the 70-59 victory.

Troy Gillenwater scored a game high 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Wendell McKines notched another double-double scoring 16 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.

Strong defense was stressed by Coach Menzies all week and the Aggies responded by holding Hawai'i to just 32% shooting from the field and 26% from behind the three point arc. The Aggies also forced 21 turnovers.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State vs. Boise State Game Photos

NM State vs. Boise State Game Photos

Aggie Men's and Women's Teams Fall on Thursday Night

The Aggie men's team fell 80-71 in Ruston to Louisiana Tech. Jahmar Young led the Aggies with 22 points while Jonathan Gibson and Gordo Castillo each had 11 points. Louisiana Tech's Kyle Gibson, Jamel Guyton and Magnum Rolle scored 17, 18 and 25 points respectively for Louisiana Tech. The loss drops the Aggies' conference record to 8-6 and their overall record to 15-13.

The Aggie women's basketball team lost 69-52 to Utah State in the Pan Am on Thursday night. Danisha Corbett returned to form on offense for the Aggies scoring 20 points on 7-14 shooting and was 5-9 from the behind the three point line. Madison Spence scored 14 points on 6-17 shooting and was 2-3 from behind the three point line. Reigning WAC Player of the Week Danyelle Snelgro scored 26 points for Utah State and was 10-10 from the free throw line. The loss drops the Aggies' record to 5-9 and their overall record to 9-19.

NM State vs. Cal State-Fullerton Game Photos

NM State vs. Cal State-Fullerton Game Photos

Aggies Survive Louisiana Tech, 65-63

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State men’s basketball team avoided a late game Louisiana Tech surge to defeat the Bulldogs, 65-63, Monday, Feb. 16, in Las Cruces. Sophomore guard Jahmar Young led the Aggies with 16 points to improve to 14-12 and 8-5 in the WAC.

Sophomore forward Wendell McKines recorded his 13th double-double of the season with 10 points and 12 rebounds while junior guard Jonathan Gibson added 13. Freshman guard Hernst Laroche tallied a career-high nine assists and now owns the NM State freshman assists record.

The Aggies posted a 30-27 halftime lead behind a team-high 10 points from McKines. Laroche and Gibson both contributed six points in a half that included nine lead changes. Laroche also had five assists in the first 20 minutes.   Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU vs. Hawai'i Game Photos

NM State vs. Hawai'i Game Photos

NMSU vs. San Jose State Game Photos

NMSU vs. San Jose State Game Photos

NMSU vs. Idaho Game Photos

NMSU vs. Idaho Game Photos

NMSU vs. Utah State Game Photos

NMSU vs. Utah State

NMSU vs. Nevada Game Photos

NMSU vs. Nevada Game Photos