Men's Basketball News

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Men's Basketball News

New Mexico State Men's Basketball Draws 15-Seed, Faces 2-Seed Kanas Friday

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State Aggies drew No. 9 Kansas as their first opponent in the 2015 NCAA Tournament.

The NCAA selection committee tapped the Western Athletic Conference champion Aggies (23-10) as a No. 15 seed in the Midwest Region, while Kansas (26-80, the regular season Big 12 champion and tournament runnerup, is the No. 2 seed.

The game will be Friday in Omaha, Neb., at the CenturyLink Center in the opening contest at 10:15 a.m. Mountain time (11:15 Central).

“While I was hoping we’d get a 13 or 14 seed, it really doesn’t matter,” said NM State coach Marvin Menzies. “Because when you’re a 13-14-15, you’re playing the big boys.”

“Kansas is one of the storied college programs in the country, and we’ve got our work cut out for us,” Menzies added.

NM State is making its fourth straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament and the fifth in the last six years under Menzies.  Continue Reading This Post >>

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Marvin Menzies Named WAC Coach Of The Year, Pascal Siakam Named WAC Freshman Of The Year

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Western Athletic Conference regular season champion New Mexico State collected a lion’s share of the postseason honors as the WAC recognized its outstanding players on Tuesday.

NM State Coach Marvin Menzies was named the WAC’s Don Haskins Coach of the Year, while redshirt freshman Pascal Siakam was chosen Freshman of the Year and senior Daniel Mullings joined Siakam as a member of the All-WAC first team.

Seniors Tshilidzi Nephawe and Remi Barry were selected to the All-WAC second team.

The balloting was done by the head coaches of the conference, who could not vote for their own players.

“This shows the depth and the talent of our team to be able to have four players chosen to the all-conference team,” said Menzies. “This really is a reflection of the team.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Lou Henson To Be Inducted Into Collegiate Basketball Hall Of Fame

The Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2015 will include Aggie coaching legend Lou Henson. The eight-member induction class includes Rolando Blackmon (Kansas State), Quinn Buckner (Indiana), John Havlicek (Ohio State), Ed Ratleff (Long Beach State), Charlie Scott (North Carolina) and coaches Lou Henson (Hardin-Simmons, New Mexico State, Illinois), Don Donoher (Dayton) and Zip Gayles (Tennessee A&I, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Langston).

Henson amassed 779 victories at three different schools and led both New Mexico State and Illinois to Final Four appearances and is the winningest coach at both New Mexico State (289) and Illinois (423).

The class will be enshrined on Friday, November 20 at the Midland Theater and will be part of the CBE Classic weekend.

Pascal Siakam Named WAC Player Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State freshman forward Pascal Siakam has been named Western Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 9-15. This is his second WAC Player of the Week honor of the season and of his career.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Tshilidzi Nephawe Named WAC Player Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State senior center Tshilidzi Nephawe has been named Western Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 2-8. This is his first-ever WAC Player of the Week honor.

The Johannesburg, South Africa, native averaged a double-double of 14.0 points and 11.5 rebounds to go along with 1.0 assist and 1.0 block per game last week as the Aggies went 2-0 on the week to take a two-game lead atop the WAC standings. He shot a blazing 76.9 percent (10-of-13) from the field over the two games. Nephawe opened the week with eight points and 11 rebounds in a win at Chicago State. In a road win over second place Missouri-Kansas City on Saturday, he posted season highs of 20 points and 12 rebounds.

Pascal Siakam Named WAC Player Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations.

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State freshman forward Pascal Siakam has been named Western Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Jan. 19-25. This is his first-ever WAC Player of the Week honor.

The Doula, Cameroon, native averaged a double-double as he directed the Aggies to a pair of wins last week to take sole possession of first place in the WAC standings. Last Thursday, Siakam led NM State with his fifth double-double of the season, netting 18 points and 11 rebounds with two blocks in handing Grand Canyon its first WAC loss (85-63) of the season. He then just missed consecutive double-doubles as he scored nine points and grabbed 11 rebounds, including seven on the offensive side, to go along with two blocks and two assists as the Aggies knocked off defending WAC regular-season champion Utah Valley, 69-44. The WAC’s leader in field goal percentage and blocked shots, Siakam averaged 13.5 points on 54.5 percent shooting, 11.0 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.5 assists on the week.