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Men's Basketball News

Aggie Hoops To Play In Hall Of Fame Tip-Off Tournament In Springfield

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State men’s basketball team is slated to play in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament during the 2010-11 season, the organization in Springfield, Mass., announced Wednesday, May 12. The event takes place at the MassMutual Center, Saturday, Nov. 20 and Sunday Nov. 21. Eight schools are participating in two brackets of four teams over two days in an NCAA exempt tournament.

In addition to the two brackets that are playing in Springfield, each of the participating schools will play against each other in two additional games to be hosted on campus by Bradley University, New Mexico State University, University of Massachusetts and University of Southern California.

In games scheduled for Nov. 20 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Bradley meets USC and the Aggies are facing UMass. The winners and losers of the Saturday games play on Sunday in the consolation and championship games.

"After looking at last year’s schedule, it was evident that we needed a tournament," head coach Marvin Menzies said. "We wanted a tournament with a high level of competition, and the opportunity to go to the Hall of Fame is a nice benefit to the tournament. The level of competition is the most important thing, and it fits in very well with the other games on our plate for next season."  Continue Reading This Post >>

Menzies Issues Statement On Jahmar Young And Jacoby Patton's Future With NM State

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State men’s basketball head coach Marvin Menzies has announced that junior guard Jahmar Young is not returning for his senior season and redshirt freshman guard Jacoby Patton has been dismissed from the team indefinitely, Tuesday, April 13.

"Jahmar Young will forgo his senior season at New Mexico State University," Menzies said. "He is in the process of hiring an agent and will pursue his professional career immediately. We wish Jahmar success in his future endeavors."

"On another note, Jacoby Patton has been dismissed from the team indefinitely," he said.

36 Aggies Earn Academic All-WAC Honors For Winter Sports

The WAC announced the 2009-2010 Academic All-WAC teams for the winter sports and a total of 36 Aggies were honored. The women's track and field team led the way with a total of 16 honorees while swimming and diving followed closely behind with 14 honorees. The women's basketball team placed a total of five players on the list while men's basketball had one.

The 36 Aggie student-athletes join the 33 honorees for the 2009 Fall Academic All-WAC Teams. The Aggies placed six more student-athletes on the Academic All-WAC Teams for the winter sports than they did last year.

To be eligible, a student-athlete must have completed at least one academic year, have at least a 3.00 cumulative grade point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s contests. The following is a list of the winter sport honorees:  Continue Reading This Post >>

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NM State 2010 NCAA Tournament Selection Show Party Photos

NM State 2010 NCAA Tournament Selection Show Party Photos

Aggies Earn 12-seed In Midwest Region And Will Face 5-seed Michigan State In Spokane

After winning the 2010 WAC Tournament and the league's automatic bid to the Big Dance all that was left for the team to do was wait and see what their seed would be and who they would play in the first round. The Aggies gathered at the Stan Fulton Center on the campus of New Mexico State along with their fans and watched as they were the first pairing announced on Selection Sunday.

The Aggies will face 5-seed Michigan State from the Big Ten. The Spartans (24-8, 14-4) finished with a 72-67 loss in overtime to Minnesota in the Big Ten semifinals. The Spartans played shorthanded without suspended starting guard Chris Allen. According to AP reports MSU head coach Tom Izzo declined to say whether the suspension would also include any NCAA Tournament games.  Continue Reading This Post >>

bleedCrimson.net Men's Basketball WAC Tournament Championship Preview

The semifinal games on Friday were polar opposites. In the first semifinal the top seeded Utah State Aggies annihilated a depleted Louisiana Tech team winning 85-55. Louisiana Tech lost big man Magnum Rolle inside the first couple minutes of the game to an injured ankle. From there on out it was all Utah State as the Aggies held a comfortable 46-24 halftime lead. The big cushion allowed USU head coach Stew Morrill to rest his players as only Tyler Newbold played more than 30 minutes (31) while the rest of the starters played no more than 25 minutes each. Utah State shot 58.8 percent for the game and hit 11-of-22 three point attempts en route to the championship game.

The second semifinal was a semifinal game for the ages. Nevada jumped out to a quick 7-0 lead which would be their largest of the game. The Aggies answered and led by two, 42-40 at halftime. In the second half the Aggies opened up an eight point lead with just over 13 minutes left to play but five quick points from Nevada coming off an and-one and a technical foul put the Wolf Pack right back in it and the game was tight the rest of the way. The two teams traded the lead six times in the final three and a half minutes and there were two ties and five lead changes in the final 1:43 which was capped off by a Jahmar Young jumper from 15 feet out with 3.8 seconds left to win the game.

Championship Game  Continue Reading This Post >>