Men's Basketball News

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Men's Basketball News

Aggies Venture To Boise State For Road Game

Written by: Jason Groves/Sun-News Reporter

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Matt Nelson knew something that others are starting to realize.

During Western Athletic Conference media days prior to the season, the Boise State power forward was confident that the Broncos would finish higher than the No. 5 slot that conference coaches and media selected the Broncos.

Nelson, the WAC Player of the Week the last two weeks, has proven to be prophetic as his Broncos enter tonight's game atop the WAC.

"We knew the other guys could contribute and they are proving it on the court and the entire team has responded," Nelson said.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Search For First Win In Menzies Era

Written by: Jason Groves/Sun-News Reporter

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State seeks its first victory of the season tonight at the Pan American Center after a pair of road losses over the weekend.

After suffering an 86-61 loss at No. 13 Duke on Monday, Aggies coach Marvin Menzies had a message for former NMSU coach Reggie Theus.

"I'm going to have to send Reggie a Thank You card for this schedule," Menzies said.

On Friday, the Aggies fell to Ohio 80-72 to open the season.

The Aggies wrapped up a long trip with a practice in Durham, N.C., on Tuesday and returned to Las Cruces Tuesday night. They host University of California-Davis tonight at 7 p.m. Tonight's game is the opening round of the inaugural Legends Classic, that concludes at the Prudential Center in New Jersey on Nov. 23-24, when the Aggies face No. 16 Texas on Nov. 23 and either No. 7 Tennessee or West Virginia the following night.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Menzies Adds Weir To Aggie Staff

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State men's basketball head coach Marvin Menzies has finalized his staff with the hiring of Paul Weir as director of operations, Wednesday, Nov. 7.

Weir is responsible for managing the program's daily operations, working with the Sixth Man Club, assisting in recruiting, organizing team travel and promoting community outreach.

"Paul comes to us from the Iowa staff that was very well organized and had a lot of basketball knowledge from the school of Bobby Knight," Menzies said. "Paul was able to ascertain a lot of that information. So he'll be a huge benefit, especially in our two match-ups against New Mexico, because of his familiarity with Steve Alford. He is a very energetic, enthusiastic individual that I think will have great chemistry with our kids and will be a tremendous asset to the program."   Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Basketball Working On The Little Things

Written by: Jason Groves/Sun-News Reporter

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - When New Mexico State University basketball players make a mistake during practice, they are punished by putting in some extra time on the treadmill.

The treadmill has been busy during practice this week after the Aggies turned the ball over 26 times in their first exhibition game on Saturday.

"Our treadmill has been heated up during practice and they know they will visit it," first-year head coach Marvin Menzies said.

The Aggies take the floor tonight in their final exhibition game against New Mexico Highlands.

Menzies said the Aggies have been working on patience on the offensive end.

"We have been making sure that we make the extra pass," Menzies said. "We want to get the base hits and not always go for the home run. We will have turnovers the way that we play, but we have to curtail them and not accept the turnovers that are unforced."  Continue Reading This Post >>

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Pairings Set For Legends Classic

Written by: NMSU Athetic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State men’s basketball team now knows its opponents and schedule for the inaugural Legends Classic. The Aggies host two games Nov. 14 and 18 before meeting Texas in the semifinal game of the championship round, Nov. 23, in Newark, N.J., The Gazelle Group announced Tuesday, Sept. 25. Both of the Aggie games in the championship rounds are televised nationally on Versus.

NMSU serves as a one of four regional hosts in addition to Tennessee, West Virginia and Texas. The tournament begins for the Aggies against UC Davis, Nov. 14 at 7:00 p.m. The game is also the home opener. NMSU concludes the regional round with LeMoyne-Owen, Nov. 18 at 7:00 p.m.   Continue Reading This Post >>

Paul Ivkovich Joins Aggie Basketball

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State men's basketball head coach Marvin Menzies has hired Paul Ivkovich as assistant strength and conditioning coach, Menzies announced Wednesday, Sept. 12. Ivkovich joins the Aggies after three seasons at Cincinnati.

He is responsible for overseeing the overall athletic development of the Aggies including strength, flexibility, speed and agility training.

"Paul comes from a program with a very strong tradition of producing very tough, physical players," Menzies said. "I know several of his former co-workers well and he comes with the highest recommendation. I'm excited about his choice to join the Aggie family."

With the Bearcats, Ivkovich worked with the women's basketball, volleyball, baseball, men's and women's track and field programs while he assisted the football and men's basketball teams.   Continue Reading This Post >>

Menzies Adds Gerald Lewis To Basketball Staff

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State men's basketball head coach Marvin Menzies has hired Gerald Lewis as Coordinator of Player Development, the first-year coach announced Tuesday, Aug. 28.

Lewis played professional basketball in Europe from six years after he was a first team All-Southwest Conference selection at Southern Methodist. He was also an assistant coach at Southeastern Louisiana. His responsibilities with the Aggies include directing the mentoring program and assisting with daily administrative duties.

"Gerald is a very valuable addition to the staff based on his experience primarily playing professionally for six years, in addition to his time spent as a full-time assistant at Southeastern Louisiana," Menzies said. "I think to get someone with that type of experience in that position is a big benefit to our new staff."  Continue Reading This Post >>

Ryan Dozier Joins Aggie Basketball

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State men’s basketball head coach Marvin Menzies has hired Ryan Dozier as program specialist, the first-year coach announced Monday, Aug. 13. Dozier joins the Aggies after spending two years as the head manager at Louisville.

Menzies said he was happy to have an opportunity to add another branch of the Rick Pitino and Cardinal family. Assistant coach Matt Grady also has Louisville ties.

“Ryan is someone who brings an impeccable work ethic,” Menzies said. “I worked with him for the duration of my time at Louisville. He was a supervisor of 10 managers and he had extensive duties as the head manager. Ryan’s character and attitude towards his job are two of his greatest attributes.”   Continue Reading This Post >>

Menzies Adds John McMullen to Staff

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State men’s basketball head coach Marvin Menzies has hired John McMullen as an assistant coach, Menzies announced Friday, Aug. 10. McMullen joins the Aggies after spending 25 seasons and winning 528 games as head coach at Santa Monica College. He was inducted into the California Community College Basketball Coaches Association in 2005.

“Landing coach Mac completes a very supportive and talent-diverse staff for my first head coaching position,” Menzies said. “Coach Mac and I have an eight-year working history so that obviously gives me a huge confidence level in terms of loyalty, knowledge-base and familiarity. I’m extremely excited about his decision to join the Aggie basketball family. He and his wife Cathy are equally excited about the move to Las Cruces after visiting recently.”   Continue Reading This Post >>