The Aggies moved to 14-15 and 8-6 in the WAC following 76-70 loss at
The Navy-clad Aggies are 26-3 and 13-1 in the WAC and ranked No. 25 in the AP Poll and No. 21 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll.
The Aggies suffered a tough 59-49 loss at
The Wolf Pack is 11-17 and 7-7 in the WAC prior to its game at Louisiana Tech, March 3.
The Aggies have a slight 17-15 advantage in the all-time series.
NM State had a three-game win streak snapped with a 90-71 loss at
Aggies Fall at
NM State’s six-game win streak over
Home Sweet Home
NM State is utilizing its home court advantage 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 140 assists and 58 steals. He also ranks second in scoring with 11.7 points per game. Laroche has 404 career assists and ranks second on the all-time list at NM State.
Career Leaders in Assists
1. Sam Crawford-592
2. Hernst Laroche-404
3. Keith Hill-379
4. Ernest Patterson-371
5. Steve Colter-347
Gillenwater Closing in on 1,000-Point Club
Junior forward Troy Gillenwater is on track to become the 27th member of the Aggie 1,000-point club. Currently, he has scored 997 career points from the Crimson and White.
The last three games have been a tough stretch for the Aggies. NM State has lost the last three games by a combined 10 points. In the final two road games of the regular season, the Aggies had season-low turnovers at
Castillo to Celebrate Aggie Career
Senior guard Gordo Castillo is playing his final games in the
Kabongo Produces against Rainbow Warriors
Freshman guard Christian Kabongo had a career night at
Watson Takes Advantage of Sophomore Season
Sophomore forward Tyrone Watson has been a mainstay in the Aggie lineup this season. He is only one of two players to start all 29 games in 2010-11. He is averaging 7.3 points and 5.0 rebounds per game. Watson ranks second on the team in assists (69) and steals (38).
West Hits His Stride
Sophomore forward/center B.J. West has made an important impact in the last five games. In that span, West is averaging 5.2 points and 3.8 rebounds per game. He set a career-high mark with 10 points at
Laroche is the Aggie Iron Man
Junior guard Hernst Laroche has started in every game for the Aggies since he arrived in
Nephawe Defends the Rim
Freshman center Tshilidzi Nephawe has played a significant role for the Aggies in his freshman campaign. He has a team-high 29 blocked shots.
Aggies Fall in Overtime at
NM State suffered a 72-70 overtime loss at
Castillo for Three
Senior guard Gordo Castillo is currently sixth on the all-time list for career 3-pointers with 153.
Career Leaders in Made 3-Point Field Goals
1. Eric Channing-283
2. Jonathan Gibson-259
3. Jeff McCool-206
5. Jahmar Young-156
6. Gordo Castillo-153
7. Elijah Ingram-127
Gillenwater Shoots and Scores
Junior forward Troy Gillenwater is leading the team in scoring and rebounding with 19.3 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. In WAC games, he has increased that production to 20.3 points. He has 11 games over 20 points this year and 14 in his career. Gillenwater set a career high with 34 points in the overtime win against Boise State, 96-87, Jan. 27. He has now surpassed the 30-point plateau four times this year and has recorded four double-doubles in 2010-11.
Aggies Edged in ESPNU BracketBuster
NM State suffered its first defeat in the ESPNU BracketBuster series with an 82-80 loss to
Containing the Opponent
The Aggies are currently 11-1 when they hold opponents to 70 points or less. NM State has held two WAC opponents under 55 points this year, Louisiana Tech (49) and
In the NCAA rankings, junior forward Troy Gillenwater is No. 36 in points per game (19.3). Junior guard Hernst Laroche is No. 36 in steals (2.0 per game) and No. 60 in assists (4.8 per game). As a team, the Aggies rank No. 46 in 3-point field goal defense (31.8) and No. 82 in scoring offense (72.6) as of Feb. 27.
Stacking up against the WAC
Junior forward Troy Gillenwater ranks second in the WAC in scoring (19.3), eighth in rebounding (6.7), eighth in free throw percentage (76.7) and eighth in blocked shots (0.87). Junior guard Hernst Laroche is second in assists per game (4.83), third in steals per game (2.00) and third in assist to turnover ratio (1.82). Sophomore forward Tyrone Watson ranks seventh in steals (1.31). Senior guard Gordo Castillo is fifth in 3-pointer field goal percentage (39.5) and 3-pointers made (2.07). In blocked shots, freshman center Tshilidzi Nephawe is tied for sixth (1.00).
As a team, the Aggies are second in blocked shots (3.83) and third in turnover margin (+0.62) and steals per game (6.86) as of Feb. 26.
In WAC games only, junior forward Troy Gillenwater ranks second in scoring (20.3 points per game), ninth in rebounding (6.8) and tied for sixth in blocked shots (1.00). Junior guard Hernst Laroche is first in assists (5.29), fourth in steals (1.71) and fifth in assist to turnover ratio (1.85). Sophomore forward Tyrone Watson ranks second in field goal percentage (62.0).
Freshman center Tshilidzi Nephawe is sixth in free throw percentage (81.0) and tied for sixth in blocked shots (1.00). Senior guard Gordo Castillo ranks tied for fourth in 3-pointers made (2.07).
As a team, the Aggies are first in scoring offense (73.5). NM State is second in scoring margin (+3.6), turnover margin (+1.43) and third in field goal percentage (45.7), 3-point field goal percentage defense (29.7), steals (7.36) and blocked shots (3.50) as of Feb. 26.
NM State escaped Louisiana Tech with a 50-49 victory, Feb. 12, to record its second WAC road win of the year after junior guard Hernst Laroche made two free throws with 12.2 seconds remaining in regulation. Junior center Hamidu Rahman led the Aggies with a team-high 14 points.
Defense Sets Standard
After only allowing 49 points at Louisiana Tech, Feb. 12, the Aggies tied a program-best mark in WAC games. The Aggies first held a WAC opponent to under 50 points, Feb. 6, 2008, in an 88-49 win over
Aggies Fall in Overtime at Fresno State, 88-83
In the third overtime game of the season, the Aggies lost at Fresno State, 88-83, Feb. 3. Junior forward Troy Gillenwater scored a game-high 33 points in the second overtime contest in the last three games. Sophomore forward Tyrone Watson supplied 14 points, and junior guard Hernst Laroche and freshman guard Christian Kabongo provided 10 points each.
Rahman Climbs the Ladder
Junior center Hamidu Rahman currently has 98 career blocked shots. He is now tied for No. 4 with Johnny Roberson on the Aggie all-time list.
Career Leaders in Blocked Shots
1. James Moore-200
2. Slab Jones-124
3. Charles Goza-116
4. Johnny Roberson-98
4. Hamidu Rahman-98
6. Sam Lacey-92
7. Martin Iti-82
The Aggies swept the series with
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 to lead NM State. 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.
Menzies Becomes Sixth Winningest Coach at NM State
With the win over
All-Time Winningest Coaches (by victories)
1. Lou Henson-289
2. Neil McCarthy-229
3. Jerry Hines-157
4. Presley Askew-135
5. Weldon Drew-82
6. Marvin Menzies-74
McKines to Redshirt 2010-11 Season
Senior forward Wendell McKines has decided to redshirt the 2010-11 season. He has been sidelined this year due to a broken foot he sustained in mid-October. An All-WAC honorable mention selection in 2009-10, McKines averaged 10.7 points and 9.8 rebounds per game, a team-best mark. He now ranks No.6 on the all-time rebounding list at NM State with 761 boards. He ranked first in the WAC in conference games with 9.8 rebounds per game. McKines also posted nine double-doubles in 2009-10 and has 27 in his career.
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