Men's Basketball News

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Men's Basketball News

Jones, Lofton Named To USBWA All-District Team

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

ST. LOUIS, MO - Jemerrio Jones and Zach Lofton of the New Mexico State men’s basketball team were name to the United States Basketball Writers Association All-District Team for district VIII Tuesday afternoon.

The announcement comes shortly after the Western Athletic Conference released its all-conference honors for the 2017-18 season where Jones was named player of the year and to the all-defensive team while Lofton was named to the All-WAC First-Team and WAC All-Newcomer Team.

This is the first time in program history that the Aggies have had two players earn all-district honors in the same year. The last Aggie to earn all-district honors was Pascal Siakam during the 2015-16 season.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Jemerrio Jones Named WAC Men's Basketball Player Of The Year, Chris Jans Named WAC Coach Of The Year

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - After another banner year for the New Mexico State men’s basketball team, first-year head coach Chris Jans was named the Western Athletic Conference Don Haskins Coach of the Year while senior forward Jemerrio Jones claimed WAC Player of the Year accolades.

Jans is the first WAC men’s head coach since Nevada’s Mark Fox (2004-05) to win coach of the year honors in his first year at the helm.

The Aggies posted a 25-5 overall mark in the regular-season and 12-2 record in conference play under his direction. The 12-2 record in the WAC gave NM Sate its third regular-season title in four years outright and is the second-best record in conference play since joining the WAC. In addition, Jans guided the Aggies to their first win over an AP top-10 ranked opponent since 1990 when NM State defeated then-No. 6/7 Miami 63-54 in the semifinal game of the 2017 Hawaii Airlines Diamond Head Classic.  Continue Reading This Post >>

AggieVision :: Chris Jans Press Conference :: 03/05/18

AggieVision :: Chris Jans Press Conference :: 02/26/18

Jemerrio Jones Named WAC Men's Basketball Player Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - NM State senior forward Jemerrio Jones has been named Western Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 19-25. This is his third WAC Player of the Week honor of the season and of his career.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Wraps Up WAC Regular Season Title With Win Over UMKC

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Whatever was said at Friday's practiced worked for first-year Aggie head coach Chris Jans Saturday night as his team pounded UMKC at home 82-58 and claimed the Western Athletic Conference title outright moments after its win when Grand Canyon topped Utah Valley at home.

The win propelled the Aggies to 24-5 overall on the year and 11-2 mark in conference play. NM State also captured its third regular-season title in four years. In addition, it was the seventh-straight season New Mexico State has won 23 or more games in a single-season.

NM State looked much more like its old self in the opening five minutes of play in the Pan American, knocking down 5-of-6 from the field – including back-to-back 3-pointers from AJ Harris that gave NM State the 14-5 lead.  Continue Reading This Post >>

AggieVision :: Chris Jans Press Conference :: 02/12/18

Jemerrio Jones Named WAC Men's Basketball Player Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State men’s basketball forward Jemerrio Jones was named the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week after opening league play last Saturday with his 10th double-double of the year en route to the Aggies’ 97-60 victory over Chicago State.

This is the first weekly honor for Jones since joining the Aggies last season and the fourth WAC Player of the Week accolade for NM State this season.

The 6-5 forward nearly had a double-double at halftime, scoring 10 points to go with eight rebounds before finishing the game with 18 points and 16 rebounds. In addition, the Memphis, Tenn., product also had five assists on the evening with a .562 shooting clip on 9-of-16 shooting.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Zach Lofton Named WAC Men's Basketball Player Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - NM State graduate student guard Zach Lofton has been named Western Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Dec. 18-24. This is his third WAC Player of the Week honor of the season and of his career.  Continue Reading This Post >>