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New Mexico State Hires Wichita State Assistant Chris Jans As Head Coach

Chris Jans is getting another chance to be the head coach at the college level thanks to the New Mexico State basketball team. According to NBC Sports, the 48-year old coach was named as the successor to Paul Weir, who left the program after only one season to coach the Aggies. Jans steps in as the coach of at team that went an impressive 28-6 last season and made its fifth tournament...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago

Report: Paul Weir Leaves New Mexico State For Rival New Mexico

It looks like there will be an added layer to the rivalry between the New Mexico State Aggies and New Mexico Lobos. According to a report from Jon Rothstein of FanRag Sports, Aggies head coach Paul Weir is set to leave the program to take the same job at New Mexico. The report comes after New Mexico fired former coach Craig Neal back on March 31. Weir is coming off of an impressive...
Via Campus Sports Net
12 days ago

Baylor to face Southern California for Sweet 16 berth

TULSA, Okla. (AP) No. 3 seed Baylor (26-7) vs. No. 11 seed Southern California (26-9) Second round, East region; Tulsa, Okla.; approximately 6:45 p.m. Central. BOTTOM LINE: Baylor finally broke through after being upset in its opening game of the NCAA Tournament the previous two years and beat New Mexico State. USC overcame a 17-point deficit in the second half against Providence...
Via AP on Fox
March 18, 2017  |  Discuss

No. 2 seed Stanford rallies to beat New Mexico State 72-64

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Alanna Smith had 19 points and 11 rebounds, Karlie Samuelson hit five 3-pointers and finished with 17 points, and No. 2 seed Stanford survived a spirited upset bid to beat No. 15 seed New Mexico State 72-64 on Saturday in the NCAA Tournament. Playing nearly 1,800 miles from home due to a scheduling conflict at Maples Pavilion, the Cardinal (29-5) looked lost...
Via AP on Fox
March 18, 2017  |  Discuss

No. 2 seed Stanford rallies to beat New Mexico State 72-64

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Alanna Smith had 19 points and 11 rebounds, Karlie Samuelson hit five 3-pointers and finished with 17 points, and No. 2 seed Stanford survived a spirited upset bid to beat No. 15 seed New Mexico State 72-64 on Saturday in the NCAA Tournament. Playing nearly 1,800 miles from home due to a scheduling conflict at Maples Pavilion, the Cardinal (29-5) looked lost...
Via MyNorthwest.com
March 18, 2017

Baylor rolls past New Mexico State in NCAA first round

TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Al Freeman came off the bench to score 21 points, and No. 3 seed Baylor defeated No. 14 seed New Mexico State 91-73 on Friday in the first round of the NCAA's East Regional. Jo Lual-Acuil scored 16 points and Johnathan Motley added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Bears (26-7), who were upset in the first round by Georgia State and Yale the previous two years...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Freeman scores 21 as Baylor tops New Mexico State

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Al Freeman came off the bench to score 21 points, and No. 3 seed Baylor defeated No. 14 seed New Mexico State 91-73 on Friday in the first round of the NCAA's East Regional. Jo Lual-Acuil scored 16 points and Johnathan Motley added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Bears (26-7), who were upset in the first round by Georgia State and Yale the previous two years...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2017  |  Discuss

March Madness sprinkled with international flavor

TULSA, Okla. (AP) New Mexico State and Baylor will take March Madness all over the world. Their NCAA Tournament game on Friday will feature 10 players who were born outside of the United States. New Mexico State has seven of them, and its coach, Paul Weir, is from Toronto. France, Ivory Coast, Kenya, India, Australia, Belgium, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Canada all will be represented...
Via AP on Fox
March 16, 2017  |  Discuss

A quick look at New Mexico St-Baylor in the NCAA Tournament

TULSA, Okla. (AP) No. 3 seed Baylor (25-7) vs. No. 14 seed New Mexico State (28-5) First round, East Region; Tulsa, Okla.; 12:40 p.m. EDT. BOTTOM LINE: Baylor was ranked No. 1 in the nation earlier in the season, but the Bears have lost six of 11 heading into the tournament. Baylor is motivated to have a stronger showing after their upset loss to Yale in the first round last...
Via AP on Fox
March 16, 2017  |  Discuss

New Mexico State downs CS Bakersfield 70-60 in WAC finale

LAS VEGAS (AP) New Mexico State overcame a 13-point deficit in the second half to defeat Cal State Bakersfield 70-60 on Saturday night and win the Western Athletic Conference Tournament title for the fifth time in the past six years. The Aggies (28-5) used a 21-2 run in the second half after Bakersfield, the WAC regular-season champion, took a 39-26 lead. But New Mexico State...
Via AP on Fox
March 12, 2017  |  Discuss

New Mexico St women win third straight WAC title 63-48

LAS VEGAS (AP) New Mexico State won its third consecutive Western Athletic Conference Tournament title Saturday, but coach Mark Trakh isn't sure the NCAA seeding committee will give his team the respect he thinks it deserves. After the Aggies defeated Seattle 63-48, Trakh said he's hoping for something better than a No. 15 or 16 seed in the NCAA Tournament - not that he's expecting...
Via AP on Fox
March 11, 2017  |  Discuss

New Mexico State cruises past UMKC in WAC tourney semifinal

LAS VEGAS (AP) Braxton Huggins and Ian Baker scored 18 points apiece and New Mexico State beat Missouri-Kansas City 78-60 on Friday night in a Western Athletic Conference Tournament semifinal. No. 2 seed New Mexico State (27-5) will play top-seeded Cal State Bakersfield (22-8) on Saturday in a rematch of last season's tournament championship. The Aggies won four-straight titles...
Via AP on Fox
March 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Chuha, Baker help New Mexico St. down Chicago St. 67-53

LAS VEGAS (AP) Eli Chuha scored 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Ian Baker had 15 points to lead No. 2 seed New Mexico State to a 67-53 win over Chicago State on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Western Athletic Conference Tournament. New Mexico State (26-5) advanced to the semifinals Friday to face the winner of third-seeded UMKC versus sixth-seeded Texas Rio Grande...
Via AP on Fox
March 09, 2017  |  Discuss

New Mexico St. rolls past Rio Grande 107-81 in season finale

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) Eli Chuha scored a career-high 28 points and grabbed nine rebounds and New Mexico State rolled past UT Rio Grande Valley 107-81 in the regular season finale for both teams Saturday night. The Aggies (25-5, 11-3) finish as the No. 2 seed into the Western Athletic Conference Tournament, which begins Thursday. Ian Baker added 21 points and seven assists, Braxton...
Via AP on Fox
March 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Utah Valley stuns New Mexico St. 84-72, ends home win streak

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) Kenneth Ogbe and Ivory Young each scored 16 points and led Utah Valley to a surprise 84-72 win against New Mexico State Thursday night, ending the Aggies' 14-game home win streak. New Mexico State entered the game with a five-game winning streak against the Wolverines. Utah Valley hadn't beaten the Aggies since Feb. 27, 2014 in a 66-61 overtime win at Orem...
Via AP on Fox
February 23, 2017  |  Discuss

New Mexico St. holds off UT-Rio Grande Valley in 107-101 win

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) Ian Baker scored a career-high 36 points, Braxton Huggins pumped in 23 more and New Mexico State held on Saturday night for 107-101 win over Texas-Rio Grande Valley. New Mexico State (23-4, 9-2 Western Athletic Conference) pulled away in the second half with a 7-0 spurt that included a 3-pointer and a layup from Baker and made it 92-83 with just over eight...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2017  |  Discuss

CSU Bakersfield snaps New Mexico St's 20-game streak, 72-53

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) Jaylin Airington and Matt Smith each scored 17 points and CSU Bakersfield handed New Mexico State its first loss in Western Athletic Conference play, 72-53 on Thursday night. New Mexico State entered the game with the nation's second-longest active win streak (20 games) and boasted the nation's second-best record, both behind No. 1 Gonzaga. The Roadrunners...
Via AP on Fox
February 10, 2017  |  Discuss

New Mexico State cruises past Chicago State 86-51

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) Matt Taylor scored 15 points with seven rebounds as New Mexico State cruised past Chicago State 86-51 on Saturday night. Taylor was 5 of 8 from the floor including a pair of 3-pointers for the Aggies (22-2, 8-0 WAC) who lead the conference with 20-straight wins. Braxton Huggins added 14 points and Ian Baker had 13. New Mexico State averaged 53 percent shooting...
Via AP on Fox
February 04, 2017  |  Discuss

New Mexico State rolls to 19th straight win

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) Ian Baker scored 27 points and New Mexico State earned its 19th consecutive victory by beating NAIA Northern New Mexico College 98-75 on Monday night. The Aggies win streak is the nation's second longest, and Monday marked the first time since Nov. 21, 2011 they have received votes in the AP Top-25 poll. Four additional players finished in double figures...
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Streak at 18, New Mexico St. beats Utah Valley 74-69

OREM, Utah (AP) Ian Baker scored 24 points and Eli Chuha had 19 points and 12 rebounds to lead New Mexico State past Utah Valley 74-69 on Saturday night, extending the nation's second longest winning streak to 18. Baker had a 3-point play with 1:51 to play and Chuha's layup with 1:06 left put New Mexico on top 70-69. The Aggies scored the last nine points of the game as Utah Valley...
Via AP on Fox
January 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Jones, Bakers help Aggies run winning streak to 17

SEATTLE (AP) Ian Baker had 19 points and 11 rebounds and Jemerrio Jones 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead New Mexico State over Seattle 71-56 for the Aggies' 17th consecutive victory Thursday night. Eli Chuha added 14 points for the Aggies (19-2, 6-0 Western Athletic). The Aggies outrebounded the Redhawks 41-36 and outscored Seattle 32-20 in the paint, which was the difference...
Via AP on Fox
January 27, 2017  |  Discuss

New Mexico State rallies late to beats CS Bakersfield 63-58

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) Ian Baker scored 13 points as New Mexico State notched its 15th straight win, rallying late to beat CS Bakersfield 63-58 on Saturday night. Baker was just 2 of 6 from the floor but hit 8 of 9 from the free throw line for the Aggies (17-2, 4-0 WAC). Jemerrio Jones and Eli Chuha scored 12 points apiece. Jones led with 16 rebounds and Chuha had 14 rebounds....
Via AP on Fox
January 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Huggins 27 points leads N. Mexico St. to 13th straight win

CHICAGO (AP) Braxton Huggins scored 27 points and hit five 3-pointers to lead New Mexico State to its 13 straight win 78-62 over Chicago State on Saturday. The Aggies 13 consecutive wins currently ties them with Kansas for the third longest in the nation behind Baylor (14) and Gonzaga (15). Ian Baker finished with 14 points and six assists and Eli Chuha added 13 points and 10...
Via AP on Fox
January 07, 2017  |  Discuss

New Mexico State wins at UMKC, stretches win streak to 12

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Braxton Huggins scored a career-high 31 points and New Mexico State won its 12th straight game, beating UMKC 77-64 on Thursday night in a Western Athletic Conference opener.The Aggies (14-2, 1-0) are off to their best start since the 1993-94 team went 16-1.Huggins tied his career high with six 3-pointers. Eli Chuha added 20 points on 9-of-10 shooting and grabbed...
Via AP on Fox
January 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Huggins scores career-high 31 as NMSU wins 12th straight

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Braxton Huggins scored a career-high 31 points and New Mexico State won its 12th straight game, beating UMKC 77-64 on Thursday night in a Western Athletic Conference opener. The Aggies (14-2, 1-0) are off to their best start since the 1993-94 team went 16-1. Huggins tied his career high with six 3-pointers. Eli Chuha added 20 points on 9-of-10 shooting and...
Via AP on Fox
January 05, 2017  |  Discuss
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