Men's Basketball News

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Men's Basketball News

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.

Daniel Mullings To Miss At Least Eight Weeks Due To Injury

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – New Mexico State senior guard Daniel Mullings will be out a minimum of eight weeks after suffering an injury during practice.

NM State head coach Marvin Menzies made the announcement Saturday morning .

“Daniel broke a finger on his right hand in practice on Thursday,” said Menzies. “After extensive medical consultations on Friday, it was determined surgery on his finger will be required.”

“Not having Daniel is a great loss, but his leadership will remain with us on the bench,” Menzies added.

Mullings is second on the team and eighth in the WAC in scoring with 13.4 points a game, while leading NM State and ranking fourth in the WAC in rebounding with 7.4 boards a contest. He is also leading the Aggies and ranks third in the conference in steals with 2.0 per game.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Anthony January To Miss 2014-15 Season

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head coach Marvin Menzies announced today that forward Anthony January will get further medical treatment for his injured ankle that will force him to miss the 2014-15 basketball season.

A 6-8 sophomore transfer from Los Angeles, Calif./Taft via Cerritos JC suffered the injury during preseason practice with the Aggies.

“Obviously not having Anthony will have a huge impact this season,” said Menzies. “But more importantly, this will allow him to get healthy as soon as possible and have a full recovery.”

NM State will seek a hardship waiver for January because of the medical condition.

January was a four-star recruit and high school all-American coming out of Los Angeles’ Taft High School. He averaged 22 points and 13 rebounds as a senior in leading his team to a 29-5 overall record.

Aggie Men's Basketball Picked To Win WAC By Coaches, Media; Mullings Named Preseason Player Of The Year

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS VEGAS, NV - New Mexico State is the unanimous preseason favorite to win the Western Athletic Conference men’s basketball title, while Aggie senior Daniel Mullings was selected as the WAC Preseason Player of the Year in a vote of the league’s eight head coaches, who could not vote for their own team or players.

The Aggies received 49 points and seven first-place votes to beat out Seattle U for top spot. The Redhawks captured second place with 38 points and the other first-place vote. Grand Canyon came in third with 35 points, while Utah Valley finished fourth with 28 points. Bakersfield came in fifth place with 27 points, just ahead of Missouri-Kansas City in sixth with 25 points. Chicago State (11) and Texas-Pan American (11) round out the poll.

Mullings, the reigning WAC Player of the Year, leads the list of Preseason All-WAC honorees. Joining him on the first team are teammate Tshilidzi Nephawe, Grand Canyon’s Jerome Garrison, Martez Harrison of Missouri-Kansas City and Isiah Umipig of Seattle U.

Second team selections include Daniel Alexander (Grand Canyon), Shaquille Boga (Texas-Pan American), DK Eldridge (New Mexico State), Zach Nelson (Utah Valley) and Clarke Rosenberg (Chicago State).  Continue Reading This Post >>

Changes To Men’s Basketball Season Ticketing Structure

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The New Mexico State Department of Athletics is excited to announce transformational changes to the season ticket pricing structure at the Pan American Center for the 2014-15 men’s basketball season.

NM State has eliminated the required seat donation that has been charged since the 2006-07 season. Now, fans that join the Aggie Athletic Club (AAC) will be eligible to purchase season tickets anywhere in the arena, including all seats in the lower bowl.

All lower bowl seats, except those located in sections 101 and 103, will be reserved for Aggie Athletic Club members. Aggie Athletic Club memberships start at just $100 per year and proceeds go towards student-athlete scholarships.  Continue Reading This Post >>

New Mexico State Men's Basketball Releases 2014-15 Schedule

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - A challenging non-conference slate, 17 home games and an appearance on ESPN’s 24-hour College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon highlight the 2014-15 New Mexico State men’s basketball schedule.

“Overall, I really like the depth of our schedule,” said NM State head coach Marvin Menzies, who enters his eighth season at the helm. “It’s going to be a very tough, demanding and challenging for our young men and staff. We aren’t going to shy away from anyone and our schedule proves that. Our schedule is going to be exciting for the community and our fans.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Buovac Transferring To Sacred Heart

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - NM State head coach Marvin Menzies announced on Thursday that sophomore forward Matej Bouvac will be transferring to Sacred Heart University at the end of this semester. Bouvac will be a junior entering next season at Sacred Heart.

Located in Fairfield, Connecticut, Sacred Heart is a Division I school in the Northeast Conference. The Pioneers posted a 5-26 record in the 2013-14 season with a notable win over Mount Saint Mary’s, who went to the NCAA tournament and lost to Albany in the First Four.

“I would like to thank Matej for his time spent at NM State and his contributions to the men's basketball program,” said Menzies. “We wish him luck with his academic and athletic endeavors in the future.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Menzies Signs Two-Year Contract Extension

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State Athletics Director Dr. McKinley Boston announced on Wednesday that head men’s basketball coach Marvin Menzies has signed a two-year contract extension with NM State. The contract extension goes thru 2019.

“I am pleased to offer Coach Menzies a two-year contract extension based upon the consistent competiveness of his team, consistent academic success of his players and his strong fundraising efforts to help support the teams financials needed to compete at a high Division I level,” said Dr. Boston.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Sim Bhullar Declares For NBA Draft

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State men’s basketball head coach Marvin Menzies announced on Wednesday, April 23 that center Sim Bhullar has decided to forego his remaining collegiate eligibility by entering his name into the 2014 NBA Draft.

Bhullar, who was named the 2013 and 2014 Western Athletic Conference Tournament MVP and led the league in blocks (3.37/game) and shooting percentage (64.8), had two years of eligibility left with NM State. Helping his team reach the NCAA Tournament each year he was with NM State, Bhullar averaged 10.2 points and 7.2 rebounds per game in 65 games played.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Daniel Mullings Earns AP All-American Honorable Mention

New Mexico State men's basketball junior guard Daniel Mullings was named to the All-American Honorable Mention team by the Associated Press on Monday, March 31st. Mullings averaged 16.8 points per game, 4.9 rebounds per game, 3.5 assists per game and 1.9 steals per game and helped guide the Aggies to their third consecutive NCAA Tournament trip. Mullings was selected by the league's coaches and media as the WAC Preseason Player of the Year and followed that up with earning the WAC Player of the Year as voted on by the league's coaches. Mullings is just the sixth Aggie player to earn All-American honors and the first since James Moore was named an Honorable Mention All-American in 2003.

Mullings scored a career-high 32 points in a 90-78 victory over UT Pan American on January 25th in Las Cruces. He scored over 20 points nine different times on the year and was responsible for 21% of the team's scoring. The Aggies finished the season with 26 wins tying the mark most wins in a season.