LAS CRUCES, N.M. (March 2)-The New Mexico State men’s basketball team suffered its first WAC loss at home this season to No. 25/21
Junior forward Troy Gillenwater scored a game-high 17 points. This is the first time the Aggies (14-16, 8-7 WAC) hosted a ranked team in the
Freshman center Tshilidzi Nephawe recorded his first career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Junior guard Hernst Laroche added 10 points, while senior guard Gordo Castillo had nine.
In the first half, Gillenwater joined the 1,000-point club at NM State with his second field goal of the game. He became the 27th member of the club.
The Aggies trailed
The Aggies claimed their first lead, 37-36, of the second half following back-to-back 3-pointers from Castillo and then a Watson layup with 9:51 to play.
NM State utilized a 14-2 run to take a five-point lead, 43-38, at the 7:33 mark.
The Aggies host