The Aggies defended their WAC Tournament crown with a 66-60 win over
WAC Tournament History
Since joining the WAC in 2005-06, the Aggies have an 11-3 record in the conference tournament. NM State has two tournament titles in 2007 and 2010, and has won two of the last four championships. In head coach Marvin Menzies’ tenure, the Aggies have played in the championship game twice, 2008 and 2010. NM State fell to
2010 WAC Tournament Recap
The Aggies won their second WAC Tournament Championship in 2010 as the No. 3 seed with a 69-63 win over
Aggies Advance with Win over
In the 2011 WAC Tournament Quarterfinals, the Aggies defeated
The Broncos finished in second place in the WAC with a 19-11 overall record and 10-6 conference record.
NM State leads the all-time series 15-10 after each team won on its home floor this season. In neutral site games, the Aggies post a 2-0 lead.
In their second overtime game of the season, the Aggies survived Boise State, 96-87, Jan. 27. Junior forward Troy Gillenwater scored a career-high 34 points. Junior guard Hernst Laroche also had a career night with 24 points, and sophomore forward Tyrone Watson recorded his first double-double with a career-high 17 points and 10 rebounds.
The Aggies said goodbye to 2010 with its second WAC game of the season at
Gillenwater Named First Team All-WAC
Junior forward Troy Gillenwater garnered first team All-WAC and first team NABC District Six honors in 2010-11. This is Gillenwater’s first career All-WAC selection. Also, the fifth consecutive season the Aggies have had a first team all-conference honoree. Gillenwater leads the Aggies with 19.2 points and 6.6 rebounds per game. In conference games, he averaged 20.1 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. He has 12 games over 20 points this year and 15 in his career.
Aggie Double-Doubles in 2010-11
The Aggies have had eight double-doubles this season. Junior forward Troy Gillenwater leads the team with four. Senior guard Gordo Castillo, freshman center Tshilidzi Nephawe, junior center Hamidu Rahman and sophomore forward Tyrone Watson have all recorded a double-double in 2010-11.
In the NCAA rankings, junior forward Troy Gillenwater is No. 36 in points per game (19.2). Junior guard Hernst Laroche is No. 40 in steals (2.0 per game) and No. 59 in assists (4.8 per game). As a team, the Aggies rank No. 50 in 3-point field goal defense (31.9) and No. 85 in scoring offense (72.1) as of March 6.
Home Sweet Home
NM State utilized its home court advantage this season at the
A Floor General
Junior guard Hernst Laroche continues his command at the point for the Aggies in 2010-11 with a team-high 150 assists and 62 steals. He also ranks second in scoring with 11.5 points per game. Laroche has 414 career assists and ranks second on the all-time list at NM State.
Career Leaders in Assists
1. Sam Crawford-592
2. Hernst Laroche-414
3. Keith Hill-379
4. Ernest Patterson-371
5. Steve Colter-347
Gillenwater Joins 1,000-Point Club
Junior forward Troy Gillenwater became the 27th member of the Aggie 1,000-point club, March 2. Against No. 25/21