Men's Basketball News

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Men's Basketball News

Daniel Mullings Named WAC Player Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - The Western Athletic Conference office announced on Monday, January 13, that junior guard Daniel Mullings has been named Western Athletic Conference men’s basketball Player of the Week for Jan. 6-12.

Mullings led the Aggies to a pair of wins over Seattle U and Idaho last week. In a 96-87 win over Seattle U on Thursday, Mullings recorded his second double-double of the season with 13 points and 11 rebounds. He also tied a career-high with seven steals and dished out six assists. In NM State’s 78-54 win over Idaho, Mullings scored 16 points with six rebounds, two assists, a block and a steal.

For the week, Mullings averaged 14.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 4.0 steals per game. He shot 42.9 percent (9-of-21) from the field, 60.0 percent (3-of-5) from the three-point line, and 60.0 percent (8-of-12) from the free throw line.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Daniel Mullings Named WAC Men's Basketball Player Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State’s Daniel Mullings has been named Western Athletic Conference men’s basketball Player of the Week for Nov. 11-17.

Mullings, a junior guard from Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Laurier), led the Aggies to a pair of wins last week against Hawai‘i and UTEP. Mullings scored 21 points on 6-of-11 shooting in a 95-88 win at Hawai‘i. He went 1-for-1 from beyond the arc and connected on 8-of-12 free throws. He also tallied five assists, two rebounds, one block and a steal. Mullings was named to the Rainbow Classic all-tournament team. In an 86-73 win over rival UTEP, Mullings scored a game-high 26 points. He connected on 9-of-14 shots (64.3 percent) from the field and hit 8-of-13 free throws. Mullings also registered two assists, two steals and a rebound in the win.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Men's Hoops Picked To Win The WAC By Coaches And Media; Mullings Named Preseason Player Of The Year, Sim Bhullar Named To First Team

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS VEGAS, NV - The New Mexico State men’s basketball team was voted to win the Western Athletic Conference title in the WAC Coaches’ Preseason poll as well as in the media poll. Junior guard Daniel Mullings was selected as the Preseason Player of the Year in both polls.

NM State received eight of the nine first-place votes in the coaches’ poll and all 24 first-place votes in the media poll. According to the voting done by the leagues’ coaches, Seattle U is picked to finish second, Bakersfield third with Idaho and Utah Valley tying for fourth. The media poll has Idaho finishing second, Bakersfield third and Utah Valley fourth, just ahead of Seattle U.

“Anytime we get selected at the top it creates a challenge to try to defend the target that is on our back,” said head coach Marvin Menzies. “We have to be able to use this for motivation and at the same time we need to make sure we have our humility intact.”

Mullings, who is a first team and preseason player of the year selection in both polls, finished the 2012-13 season as a second team All-WAC honoree while posting 13.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game.

“Daniel [Mullings] is a gym rat and I can definitely see him as someone that will be a premier player in the WAC,” Menzies said. “He has his job cut out for him. He has done a great job for us so far and is the type of player that understands his weaknesses and continues to work on them. As a coach, one couldn’t have a better player to work with. ”

Sophomore Sim Bhullar earned first team preseason honors on both the media and coaches’ polls after he was named the 2012-13 WAC Newcomer team and being named the WAC Freshman of the Year. Bhullar marked 10.1 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game last year and was the first NM State player to earn freshman of the year honors since James Moore in 2001 as a part of the Sun Belt Conference.

“Sim [Bhullar] developed a lot last season and we are hopeful that his development continues to grow throughout the year,” said Menzies. “Both Sim and Daniel understand that it is team first and both are very humble people and I am sure they will keep that team first mentality.”

The NM State men’s basketball program continues to make steady progression. The Aggies have reached the NCAA Tournament three times under head coach Marvin Menzies (2009-10, 2011-12, 2012-13) and hope to make it back for the third consecutive season. NM State was selected first in last year’s preseason coaches’ poll and second in the media poll after being selected second in the 2011-12 preseason coaches’ poll and third in the media poll. In 2007-08, the Aggies were selected first in the media poll and fifth by the coaches. That season, NM State tallied a 21-14 record while finishing as co-champions in the WAC regular season and falling in the WAC Tournament championship game to Boise State in three overtimes.

Aggie fans have a chance to get a look at the 2013-14 squad with the Crimson and White scrimmage, Saturday, Oct. 19 at 1:00 p.m. (MT) in the Pan American Center. The event is free. Season tickets and single game tickets are on sale at the Pan American Ticket office or by calling 575-646-1420.  Continue Reading This Post >>

AggieVision Basketball TV Schedule Announced

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State athletic department released the planned television schedule for men’s and women’s basketball. AggieVision will televise 12 men’s basketball games and six women’s basketball games in 2013-14.

AggieVision can be seen in over 14 million homes via distribution agreements with Comcast, Fox Sports Arizona, Altitude Sports, KVIA-El Paso and Comcast Sports Net-Houston. Men’s home games in Las Cruces may be televised on a tape delay basis only.

2013-14 Men’s Basketball
Nov. 15 UTEP 7 PM
Nov. 20 Northern Colorado 7 PM
Nov. 25 Bethune-Cookman 7 PM
Dec. 4 New Mexico 7 PM
Jan. 9 Seattle U* 7 PM
Jan. 11 Idaho* 7 PM
Jan. 25 Texas-Pan American* 7 PM
Jan. 30 Bakersfield* 7 PM
Feb. 1 Utah Valley* 7 PM
Feb. 13 Kansas City* 7 PM
Feb. 15 Chicago State* 7 PM
March 6 Grand Canyon* 7 PM

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Menzies Adds Tanveer Bhullar To 2013 Recruiting Class

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State men’s basketball head coach Marvin Menzies has added Tanveer Bhullar to the 2013 Class. The 7-3 center joins the Aggies for the 2013-14 season.

A Toronto, Ontario native, Bhullar joins not only the Aggies but also his older brother, Sim, in Las Cruces after graduating from Father Henry Carr Catholic Secondary School in Ontario and playing for head coach Paul Melnik in the 2012-13 season. Bhullar led the Crusaders to a 38-2 record and averaged 18 points, 12 rebounds, four blocks and three assists per game.

"Obviously signing Tanveer is a big get for us both literally and figuratively speaking,” Menzies said. “In the NCAA today quality size is rare, so to land Tanveer to complement our current roster is significant. Tanveer is a very talented center with a bright future. We welcome him to the Aggie Nation.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Announce 2013-14 Men's Basketball Schedule

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Following two consecutive WAC Tournament Championships and NCAA Tournament appearances, the New Mexico State men’s basketball team hits the hardwood in 2013-14 with 16 home games at the Pan American Center. The schedule features four NCAA Tournament teams from a year ago including Gonzaga, a No. 1 seed.

Head coach Marvin Menzies said he was very happy with the 2013-14 slate that includes both powerhouses and mid-major standouts such as Arizona, Gonzaga, Colorado State, Drake and Aggie rivals UTEP and New Mexico.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Menzies Adds Sanders And Brand To Staff

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State men’s basketball head coach Marvin Menzies has added Aerick Sanders as an assistant coach and Eric Brand as the coordinator of player development to the Aggie staff.

“We are very excited to announce two new additions to the Aggie Family, Aerick Sanders and Eric Brand,” Menzies said. “Both guys bring a great deal of knowledge with them that will benefit our team tremendously. I’m looking forward to next season, and I know Aerick and Eric will be a great fit for us. Combined together both hires bring years of playing experience and an unrivaled passion for the game.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Menzies Adds Travon Landry To 2013 Class

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State men's basketball head coach Marvin Menzies has added Travon Landry to the Class of 2013. The 6-0 point guard joins the Aggies for the 2013-14 season.

A San Antonio, Texas native, Landry joins the Crimson and White after playing the 2012-13 season at Huntington Prep in Huntington, W. Va., under coach Rob Fulford. Huntington Prep is the same school that Aggie freshman center Sim Bhullar attended.

"We are pleased to welcome Travon Landry to the Aggie nation," Menzies said. "Travon is a tenacious defender and competitor. Playing on one of the top high school teams in the United States last year, Travon brings a winning resume and attitude to the program. Increasing competition in practice is a must when developing a top-tier Division I men's basketball program, and we're optimistic that with this year's additions the atmosphere of practice will be at a very high level."  Continue Reading This Post >>

Menzies Signs Guard DK Eldridge

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State men’s basketball head coach Marvin Menzies has signed DK Eldridge to a National Letter of Intent. The 6-2 guard joins the Aggies for the 2013-14 season.

Eldridge is 6-2 guard from Dallas, Texas, that has spent the last three seasons at New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs, N.M. With the Thunderbirds, he averaged 11.1 points per game this season en route to helping NMJC to a 27-7 overall record and their first regional crown and national tournament appearance since 1996.

"We welcome DK to the Aggie family," Menzies said. "DK brings needed athleticism and versatility to next year's backcourt. He's able to play multiple positions and having experience will only benefit an already talented team returning next year."  Continue Reading This Post >>

Sim Bhullar Named To CollegeInsider Freshman All-America Team

BOSTON, MA (April 1) - The 2013 Kyle Macy Freshmen All-America team was announced on Monday by CollegeInsider.com.

The team includes Kyle Anderson (UCLA), Ryan Arcidiacono (Villanova), Anthony Bennett (UNLV), Sim Bhullar (New Mexico State), John Brown (High Point), Omar Calhoun (Connecticut), Jahii Carson (Arizona State), Semaj Christon (Xavier), Damyean Dotson (Oregon), Olivier Hanlan (Boston College), Gary Harris (Michigan State), Danuel House (Houston), R.J. Hunter (Georgia State), Ben McLemore (Kansas), Shabazz Muhammad (UCLA), Nerlens Noel (Kentucky), Marcus Paige (North Carolina), Glenn Robinson III (Michigan), JaKarr Sampson (St. John's), Marcus Smart (Oklahoma State) and D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera (Georgetown).  Continue Reading This Post >>