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bleedCrimson.net Men's Basketball WAC Tournament Quarterfinals Preview

It's finally here, do or die time. The WAC tournament will begin on Thursday, March 11 for the eight teams who earned their way in. All eight teams feel like they have a shot to win the whole enchilada but in reality there are probably only five teams that have a chance. History is also not on four teams' side as only once since the 1993-1994 season has a team seeded lower than 4th won the conference tournament as 5-seed Hawai'i pulled off the feat in the 2001 WAC Tournament. Utah State is the favorite as they ran roughshod over the WAC for a second straight season. Nevada is also a favorite but their lack of depth and needing to win three games in four days will be something to keep an eye on. New Mexico State is the league's second highest scoring team and perhaps most physically talented team, however, they are also the league's worst scoring defense having given up at least 80 points in seven of their 16 conference games. Louisiana Tech was strong in the first half of the season but faltered down the stretch. They could get hot and run the table as well as they have wins over every WAC team except New Mexico State (whom they would not potentially face until the championship game). San Jose State is the darkhorse in the equation. They boast the league's leading scorer in Adrian Oliver and they have the pieces in place to make a run. However, they too have fallen on tough times losing three of the final four conference games. Unfortunately for them their path to the title game goes through New Mexico State and potentially top seeded Utah State and that's even before playing in the title game.

There is one team missing from the conference tournament and that is the University of Hawai'i. Not only did Hawai'i not play its way into the WAC tournament last week losing twice on the road, they played their coach out of a job. The University of Hawai'i announced on Monday that head coach Bob Nash would not be returning next season. The Warriors have fallen on tough times since winning the conference tournament in back-to-back seasons to start the new century. The Warriors won in 2001 and again in 2002 earning the automatic bid and then were NIT bound in 2003 and 2004 but have gone 85-93 in their past five seasons combined after amassing an 85-45 record from the 2000-2001 season through the 2003-2004 season.

Final Standings (conference tournament seeding order)
1) Utah State, 25-6 (14-2)
2) Nevada 19-11 (11-5)
3) New Mexico State, 19-11 (11-5)
4) Louisiana Tech, 22-9 (9-7)
5) Fresno State, 15-17 (6-10)
6) San Jose State 14-16 (6-10)
7) Idaho, 15-15 (6-10)
8) Boise State, 15-16 (5-11)
OUT) Hawai'i, 10-18 (3-13)

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Young, Gibson, McKines Earn All-WAC Honors

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State men’s basketball junior guard Jahmar Young, senior guard Jonathan Gibson and junior forward Wendell McKines have earned All-WAC honors, which the nine conference coaches voted on, the league office announced, Sunday, March 7.

Young was named to the first team for the second consecutive year after leading the Aggies with 20.9 points per game. Gibson garnered second team accolades with 17.8 points per contest. McKines was an honorable mention selection with a WAC-high 9.8 rebounds per game in conference contests. This is the first year since the 2005-06 season that the Aggies have had multiple all-league honorees.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Seeds Set For Aggie Basketball Teams

The New Mexico State men's basketball team fell 81-63 to Utah State and that loss combined with Nevada's victory over Louisiana Tech dropped the Aggies to the 3-seed in the upcoming WAC tournament in Reno. The Aggies finished 11-5 in WAC play this season while the Spartans finished 6-10. The Aggies will face 6-seed San Jose State on Thursday, March 11th at 9:30 p.m. MT. The Aggies and Spartans split the regular season series with each team winning on their own court. The Spartans defeated NM State 93-84 in San Jose on January 23 while the Aggies returned the favor beating San Jose State 94-82 on February 6. The Aggies lead the all-time series with San Jose State 28-11 but the two teams have never met in the WAC tournament.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Jahmar Young Earns WAC Player Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Junior guard Jahmar Young has been named the Verizon Wireless WAC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 1-7. The honor marks the third career WAC Player of the Week award for Young.

Young led New Mexico State to a 94-82 win over San Jose State, Feb. 6. He scored a team-high 25 points on 8-of-13 shooting from the field, including a 4-of-6 mark from 3-point range. Young also connected on 5-of-5 shots from the free throw line. Additionally, he dished out five assists, pulled down three rebounds and recorded a blocked shot.

“I’m very happy for Jahmar,” head coach Marvin Menzies said. “He has been a steady force for us all season long and it’s nice when a player gets acknowledged for his accomplishments.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Gillenwater Cleared By NCAA; Set To Return To Aggies

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Sophomore forward Troy Gillenwater is set to return to the New Mexico State men’s basketball team for the remainder of the 2009-10 season. He will make his first appearance against San Jose State, Saturday, Feb. 6.

The NM State compliance office was notified, Tuesday, Feb. 2, that Gillenwater was granted his eligibility for the 2009-10 season after an appeal to the NCAA was ruled in his favor.

“After a lengthy process, we are pleased to announce that Troy has been granted his eligibility for the duration of the season by the NCAA,” head coach Marvin Menzies said. “Obviously, Troy is very excited about the outcome and is looking forward to getting back on the court with his teammates.”

“We are very happy for Troy that this process is over,” athletics director Dr. McKinley Boston said. “We are very sorry that this has taken so long but in situations like this the NCAA does its due diligence.”

Aggies To Face Pacific In ESPNU Bracketbusters Matchup On February 20

The Aggies will face Pacific in the 2010 Bracketbusters matchup. The game will be televised on ESPNU at 8:00 p.m. MT. The Tigers are 14-6 overall and 7-1 in the Big West. The Tigers and Aggies share five common opponents with the Tigers holding a 3-2 record against the five opponents while the Aggies hold a 2-3 record against the same five opponents.

The Aggies and Tigers both defeated Pepperdine on the road, the Tigers beat Nevada while the Aggies lost to Nevada at home, both teams defeated Fresno State with the Aggies winning at home while Pacific won in Fresno. Both teams lost handily at the hands of Saint Mary's (CA) and both teams lost to San Jose State in San Jose.

The Aggies and Pacific have met 37 times with the Aggies holding a 29-8 advantage. The Aggies are 10-6 in Stockton and the two teams faced each other in the Bracketbusters in the 2005/2006 season as the Aggies defeated Pacific 79-69 in overtime. The following season the Aggies opened up at home against Pacific winning a tight game 76-74.

Hamidu Rahman Earns WAC Player Of The Week Honor

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State sophomore center Hamidu Rahman has been named the Verizon Wireless WAC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Jan. 25-31. The honor marks the first career WAC Player of the Week award for Rahman.

Rahman led New Mexico State to a 91-77 road victory at Louisiana Tech, handing the Bulldogs their first home loss of the season, Jan. 30. Rahman tied his career high with 22 points in the win. Rahman shot a career-best with 10 made field goals and 15 attempts, and was a perfect 2-of-2 from the charity stripe. He also pulled down a team-high 12 rebounds with one block. The performance marks the second time that Rahman has surpassed the 20-point plateau in his career.  Continue Reading This Post >>

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