Aggie Women's Hoops Notches Eighth Straight Victory With 68-58 Win At Utah Valley

OREM, UT - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team made it eight-straight wins and 12 of its last 13 after a 68-58 win over Utah Valley on Saturday afternoon at the UCCU Center.

Sasha Weber marked a career-high 24 points to lead the Aggies (12-6, 5-0 WAC) to a perfect 5-0 start in Western Athletic Conference play, their best start in conference play since a 6-0 start in the High Country Conference in 1990.

NM State ties its fifth-longest winning streak in program history after leading wire-to-wire against a very prepared Wolverine team. All 12 Aggie victories this season have been by double-digits.

“I’m really proud of the girls on this road trip,” Aggie head coach Mark Trakh said. “We didn’t play well at times, but we go home with two road wins in two places that are difficult to win, so I’m proud of them.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Men Crush Utah Valley, 69-44

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Tshilidzi Nephawe scored a team-high 14 points on 7-of-9 shooting from the field to lead New Mexico State past Utah Valley 69-44 in Western Athletic Conference action Saturday evening at the Pan American Center.

“The lack of turnovers and our overall energy and defensive execution were key tonight,” NM State head coach Marvin Menzies said following the game. “Our overall rhythm and tempo (on offense) were keys for us. We continue to get better and we need to attack each conference game a game at a time.”

Nephawe, who recently returned from injury, is ready and excited to contribute in WAC play.

“My legs feel good and it’s great to contribute to this team,” Nephawe said. “We did a good job on the boards and our overall energy was great. This was a total team effort.”

It didn’t take long for the Aggies to institute their will on the Wolverines.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women's Hoops Wins Seventh Straight, Defeat Grand Canyon 74-62

PHOENIX, AZ – The New Mexico State women’s basketball team continues to roll after defeating the Grand Canyon Antelopes, 74-62, on Thursday night inside the GCU Arena.

The Aggies (11-6, 4-0 WAC) now make it seven-straight wins, 11 wins in 12 games and begin Western Athletic Conference play 4-0 for the first time since joining the conference. The last time NM State began conference play 4-0 was in 1990 when the then Roadrunners began High Country Conference play 6-0.

NM State matched its season high field-goal percentage of 50 percent after sinking half of its shots from the floor (28-56). The Aggies also shot 43.8 percent from 3-point range (7-16) and hit 11 of their 13 free throws for an 84.6 percentage, the second-highest of the season.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Men Defeat Grand Canyon 85-63, Daniel Mullings Scores 17 In Return

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State used a fast start on offense and stifling defense to bounce Grand Canyon 85-63 Thursday evening in Western Athletic Conference action at a raucous Pan American Center.

The Aggies were bolstered by the return of All-American Daniel Mullings from injury. The Toronto native scored 17 points on 4-of-5 shooting from the field after a two-month absence. He did the majority of his damage from the charity stripe converting 8-of-10 free throws.

“It was good to have Daniel back, obviously,” NM State head coach Marvin Menzies said. “It was the highlight of the evening to get the Preseason WAC Player of the Year back. Daniel is a huge piece that we were missing and he brought a lot of energy and he just does so much with his activity and athleticism.”

Mullings was excited to return to competitive basketball and help his teammates.  Continue Reading This Post >>

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Shanice Davis Earn Multiple WAC Player Of The Week Awards

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State women’s basketball point guard Shanice Davis has been named the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the week of Jan. 12-18 by both the conference and College Sports Madness, each entity announced Monday.

The junior transfer from Killeen, Texas, led the Aggies to a couple of WAC victories last week after marking career highs in both points and assists. She finished the week averaging 22.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 2.5 steals per game while shooting .455 from the field and .313 from 3-point land.

“Shanice did a great job this week, scoring 32 points against Bakersfield and making many big shots against Seattle while setting up teammates with eight assists,” Aggie head coach Mark Trakh said. “She has had a great season for us and has been a bright, great floor general and leader. We’re very proud of what she has accomplished thus far this season.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Fall At Seattle 58-52

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SEATTLE, WA - New Mexico State trimmed a 10-point second half deficit to just one with 4:56 to play, but were held to just four points the rest of the way as Seattle University snagged a 58-52 Western Athletic Conference victory Saturday night at KeyArena.

The Aggies (10-10, 2-1 WAC) pulled within a point a 49-48 on an Ian Baker right elbow jumper just inside the arc, but the Redhawks (9-8, 2-1 WAC) answered with an Isiah Umipig 3-pointer that was a dagger to the NM State comeback attempt.

NM State cut it again with a Tshilidzi Nephawe put back, but a quick Redhawk reply by Jadon Cohee and an Aggie turnover that led to a Shore Adenekan dunk with 2:23 to play gave Seattle U. a lead they wouldn’t relinquish.

“They just beat us,” said NM State coach Marvin Menzies. “We didn’t have a lot of rhythm, and got out of sync.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Use Late Surge To Defeat Seattle, 76-66

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - For the second-consecutive game the New Mexico State women’s basketball team rallied from a halftime deficit to bring home a Western Athletic Conference win after defeating Seattle U, 76-66, on Saturday afternoon inside the Pan American Center.

The Aggies (10-6, 3-0 WAC) are now winners of six straight, 10 of their last 11 and seven in a row inside the Pan American Center. The Redhawks (4-14, 1-2 WAC) have now lost consecutive conference games after starting 1-0.

“You have to give them (Seattle) credit, they played really well,” Aggie head coach Mark Trakh said. “We didn’t play our best basketball, especially in the first half. But we regrouped in the second half and played pretty well. We didn’t want a letdown after the Bakersfield win.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Men's Basketball Picks Up First Road Victory Of Season, 70-54 Over Bakersfield

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BAKERSFIELD, CA – Senior Remi Barry collected 20 points and sophomore Ian Baker nailed 19 points in leading New Mexico State to its first road win of the season with a 70-54 Western Athletic Conference win at CSU Bakersfield Thursday night.

The Aggies (10-9, 2-0) got above the .500 mark for the first time this season as well with the win.

NM State used a 15-3 run in the first half to regain the lead after trailing briefly as Baker buried three straight 3-pointers to lead the attack. The Aggies never trailed again.

“The guys played well tonight,” said NM State coach Marvin Menzies. “We played stellar defense and shot well offensively. I am very pleased.”

The Aggies shot 55 percent from the floor for the night, including 62 percent from the 3-point arc (8-of-13).

In addition to his 20 points, Barry collected six rebounds to lead the team.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women's Hoops Storms Back From 20 Point Deficit, Defeats Bakersfield 90-78 In Overtime

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team erased a 20-point deficit with 10:29 left in the game to defeat Western Athletic Conference favorite Bakersfield, 90-78, in overtime on Thursday night inside the Pan American Center.

Sophomore Brianna Freeman capped off a 13-1 Aggie run to finish the second half with a bucket inside the lane with 2.5 seconds remaining that tied the game at 74-74 and sent the game into overtime. With momentum on its side, NM State (9-6, 2-0 WAC) would outscore the Roadrunners (12-5, 1-1 WAC) 16-4 in the extra period to begin WAC play 2-0 for the first time since 2011.

“Our kids did a great job, they never quit,” Aggie head coach Mark Trakh said. “They kept fighting and kept fighting, and I told the kids, ‘After we win this game I’m going to come over and talk to you and tell you, it’s a great night to be an Aggie.”  Continue Reading This Post >>