Men's Basketball News

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Men's Basketball News

NMSU Gameday Links :: NCAA Tournament 2nd Round & Men's Basketball vs. North Texas

UPDATE: Aggies fall in set one 25-23, drop set two 25-13, win set three 25-21, lose set four 25-17. Aggies lose match 3-1 and end season 26-9.

Cal Roster | 2008 Stats | First Round Recap

NMSU Roster | 2008 Stats | First Round Recap | Weekly Coach Jordan Interview :: 12/02/08

Streaming Video | Gametracker (Live Stats)

North Texas Roster | 2008/2009 Stats | North Texas Media Release

NMSU Media Release | NMSU Roster | NMSU 2008-2009 Stats

Live Stats | Television: ESPN Full Court

UPDATE: Aggies fall 85-83

Rick Pitino Announced As Guest Of Honor For Nov. 4th NMSU 6th Man Club Fundraiser

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Louisville University men's head basketball coach Rick Pitino is scheduled to be the guest of honor at the New Mexico State University "6th Man Club" men's basketball fund raising dinner on Tuesday November 4th, 2008 at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Museum.

"With Coach Pitino's ties to both Reggie Theus and Marvin Menzies, we feel like he has already been a part of our program for the last three seasons, said 6th Man Club organizers Lou Sisbarro and Kevin McGrath. "We know it's election night but we're confident Aggie basketball fans understand what a big deal this is for us. Coach Menzies was able to coordinate our event with Pitino's busy schedule we're just thrilled Coach Pitino will join us."

Joining Sisbarro and McGrath as 6th Man Club volunteers this year are Joe Bullock, Mickey Clute, Bump Elliott, Barbara Hubbard, John Hummer, Rick Nezzer, John Papen, George Ruth, Lynda Taylor, Chuck Widger and Michael Yoke.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Menzies Announces Roster Changes

Written By: NMSU Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State men’s basketball head coach Marvin Menzies has announced the addition of Hernst Laroche and Tyrone Watson to the Aggie roster, Sunday, Aug. 31. Sophomore forward Wendell McKines has returned to the team while sophomore forward Herb Pope is not returning to the Aggies this season.

"A decision has been made that Herb Pope will not play for the Aggies this upcoming season," Menzies said. "It is unfortunate things did not work out for Herb at NMSU, however, moving forward is best for all parties involved."

"We are building a program that will have chemistry and success, and in order to do that you must have development and continuity," Menzies said. "We wish him well in the future both on and off the court. Moving forward, I am very excited about our young team’s potential for this season and in the years to come."   Continue Reading This Post >>

2008/2009 Men's Basketball Schedule Announced

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

View the 2008/2009 Men's Basketball Schedule

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head coach Marvin Menzies has announced the men’s basketball schedule for the 2008-09 season, Wednesday, July 30. The schedule includes strong non-conference competition with marquee games at Kansas, the 2008 NCAA National Champions, and Southern California.

The Aggies play 16 games in the Pan American Center and the schedule is highlighted with seven teams that played in the 2008 postseason. NMSU also hosts its third consecutive ESPNU BracketBuster game.

“Overall, I think it’s a balanced but tough schedule and we have a very, very young team,” Menzies said. “I think we ended up with the kind of schedule we were looking for.   Continue Reading This Post >>

The Daily Aggie :: 04/11/08 :: BREAKING NEWS

The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that freshman forward Wendell McKines has asked for and been granted his release from the NMSU men's basketball team. (Thanks to Parsing The WAC for the link)

"I'd prefer to transfer to a Bay Area school, but I will look around and see what is best for me," McKines said.

This is obviously a much bigger blow to the Aggie basketball team than losing JayDee Luster and DeAngelo Jones. McKines was a solid contributor last season and was a force on the glass, especially the offensive side. It's a shame to see him go but we wish Baby Matrix the best wherever he lands (as long as it isn't a WAC school, say San Jose State or Fresno State).

Aggies Happy To Be At Home To End Season

Written by: Jason Groves/Sun-News Reporter

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Marvin Menzies feels like the Aggies are still the team to beat in the Western Athletic Conference, even though the Aggies could still finish the regular season anywhere between first and fourth.

Coming off a disappointing split on a Western Athletic Conference road trip last weekend, the New Mexico State University men's basketball team sits in fourth place entering the last week of the regular season.

Menzies' confidence stems from the simple fact that his team doesn't have to leave Doña Ana County again for a game against a WAC opponent. The Aggies (17-13, 10-4 WAC) end the regular season this week against San Jose State and Hawaii, both at the Pan American Center, before playing host to the WAC Tournament next week.

"I feel like we are still going to be the team to beat here at home," Menzies said. "I feel that way, the players feel that way and we are working that way in practice right now.  Continue Reading This Post >>