NM State completes non-conference play by hosting the UT Permian Basin


Game thirteen
NM State (10-2) vs. UT Permian Basin (8-3)
Monday, Dec 20 | 7:00 p.m. | Pan American Center | Las Cruces, NM
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• Hoping to end the non-conference game with a six-game winning streak, the NM State Men’s Basketball team will step onto the Pan American Center for the second time in 72 hours when the Aggies hit the UT at 7am on Monday night Permian Basin received: midnight
• The opening meeting between Aggies and Falcons will be streamed on ESPN + and the ESPN app.
• The play-by-play and analysis combination of Adam Young and former NM State player Joe Garza will share the story on the ESPN + stream. Over the airwaves, legendary radio play man Jack Nixon will set up a shop at the court to initiate the lawsuit.
• Nixon’s play-by-play and analysis can be heard on 99.5 Zia Country FM in Las Cruces, NM and nationwide on The Varsity Network app.
• Aggie Sports Network partner stations can be found in Artesia, NM (990 AM), Carlsbad, NM (1240 AM), Gallup, NM (94.9 FM), Alamogordo, NM (103.7 FM) and El Paso, Texas. received (1380 o’clock). All of these stations will also broadcast Nixon’s comment on Monday night’s inclination.
• Fans who purchase a ticket to the Monday night showdown before and on game day will receive a free general admission ticket to NM State’s WAC home game against Chicago State on Saturday, January 1, 2022.

• For the third time under head coach Chris Jans and for the seventh time in the program’s history, NM State has won 10 of the first 12 games at the start of the season.
• NM State had previously made 10-2 starts under Jans in 2017-18 and 2018-19.
• Seven NM State teams – the youngest in 2018-19 – started 10-2 through their first 12 games. Only five other teams have better records in their first 12 games.
• NM State is 5-0 in December. Eight NM State teams went undefeated in December, most recently the 2016-17 edition of the Aggies.
• NM State has won each of its last six real street games in 2020-21. It’s the second-longest active streak of real street games in the nation, behind only Gonzaga and West Virginia (seven real street wins in a row).
• NM State is one of only 33 NCAA Division I teams that haven’t lost a real street game (those who have played one) this season.
• In Chris JansTenure as head coach, NM State is 36-12 (0.750) in real street games.
• NM State’s five-game winning streak is the country’s 19th longest active streak and the third longest of any WAC club.
• NM State’s 10 wins in 2021-22 are the eighth highest of any team in the nation and the highest of any WAC team.
• The NM State’s collective field goal percentage of .476 ranks 50th in the country and second among all WAC teams.
• NM State has seen a decrease in accuracy from the three-point range recently. In the last four games, the Aggies shoot 18 out of 84 (.214) from a distance.
• Redshirt junior security guard Jabari Rice has a season high of 22 points in the NM state victory in Washington state (December 15). If Rice scores 20 or more points in a game, NM State is 9-1.
• Redshirt Senior Striker Johnny McCants does a little of everything, but when it comes to close-range shots, he’s one of the best in the nation. The product from Las Cruces, NM, ranks third among all NCAA Division I players for the 2-point field goal percentage (79.4 percent, 27 of 34). Another notable name in the top ten in this statistical category is Chet Holmgren of Gonzaga (sixth, .786).
• High scoring protection Teddy Allen leads the NM State in the number of points with a rate of 17.5 points per game and also ranks 19th nationally in the free throw percentage (0.907). The product from Phoenix, Arizona, is also among the top 25 players nationally in field goal attempts (17th, 174).
• NM State has three wins against teams currently in the top 55 in the latest edition of the NET leaderboard. The Aggies have beaten Davidson (52), UC Irvine (53) and Washington State (48) so far this season.
• With Jans in the lead, the Aggies have set a 6-6 (.500) record against Power Five opponents. This mark includes a 6-4 (.600) against Power Five enemies in the regular season tilts. NM State has secured victories against Illinois, Miami, Mississippi State and Washington State (three times) since 2017-18 under Jans’ leadership.
• NM State head coach Chris Jans returned to the bench on Friday December 3rd for the Aggies game at UTEP. The team’s fifth-year bank chief had previously missed his last two games due to COVID-19 logs.
• When they lost to New Mexico on November 30, the Aggies played for the first time in the Chris Jans Coach era. The last time NM State let an opponent beat the mark of the century before Tuesday was in 2017 when they took a 107-101 WAC win at UTRGV on February 18. As of 2010, only three NM State opponents (Nevada, New Mexico, and UTRGV) have accumulated 100 or more points in a game.
• Now in his fifth season in an NM State uniform, Johnny McCants has broken into the program’s top ten leaders on blocked shots. McCants, a Las Cruces, NM product, has 96 colleague rejections, the ninth most popular of all time by Aggie. He is hoping to become the eighth player in program history to record 100 or more blocked shots in his career.

LAST TIMEOUT | NM State 93, Northern New Mexico 60 | Saturday, Dec 18, 2021
• Northern New Mexico scored the first points of the game with a three-pointer in less than a minute, but after that NM State took control by running 24-0 to a 93-60 win over the Saturday night Eagles score at the Pan American Center.
• Three of the Aggies’ regular starters – Johnny McCants, Nate Pryor and Jabari Rice – didn’t fit (calm), leaving the rest of the Aggies in the spotlight as NM State tried to improve their banking game.
• Teddy AllenHe started, however, and approached a triple-double in his 27 minutes of play. The Phoenix, Arizona Guardian ended the game with a game high of 19 points, followed by seven rebounds and a career high of eight assists.
• Allen’s scoring was one of five double-digit appearances from various Aggies on the squad. student in the first year Marchelus Avery impressed in his first start as an NM State player, taking 17 points in a 7-of-12 game off the field. Avery also added eight rebounds and was one of three NM State players to amass eight or more boards.
• No aggie blew up for more rebounds than Mario mckinney jr. The Guardian scored a game and career-high 12 rebounds in 28 minutes of play.
• Yuat Alok also took advantage of its superior size to score at will throughout the game. The 6’11 striker finished with 16 points on a 6-of-8 performance from the field and was one of two players on the Aggies bench to finish with double-digit points.
• With Allen, Avery and McKinney manning things on the glass, NM State enjoyed a 51-32 (+19) rebound cross against the Eagles. The Aggies’ 51 rebounds were a season high and the most in one game for the team since 2018.
• Clayton Henry also his first extended action of the season when he won on Saturday, playing 23 minutes and ending with three points, four rebounds, two steals and a blocked shot. Henry missed the team’s first nine games of the season trying to repair a foot injury sustained in summer training.
• Virshon cotton made his first appearance on the field for the Aggies since November 21, 2021, scoring a season high of 11 points in a 4-out-of-10 shooting night. Cotton also distributed a trio of assists to victory.
• NM State’s 33-point lead was the season’s largest and the most one-sided win since defeating Benedictine Mesa, 91:57 on December 1, 2020.
• NM State forced 21 losses of the ball in a win, the first time since December 29, 2019 that an opponent has thrown the ball 20 or more times in a game (including northern New Mexico).

• In his first season as the Falcons head coach, Kyle Tolin holds an 8-3 record as he leads his program to the Pan American Center in hopes of generating a big surprise.
• North Dakota State Transfer Jordan Horn will make his second appearance at the Pan American Center on Monday evening, this time in a Falcons uniform. The guard leads the team in the scoring with a clip of 18.5 points per game.
• In addition to Horn, Miles Daniels (15.0 ppg) and DaJuan Jones (14.2 ppg) are two other key figures for the Falcons. Jones has made a name for himself as one of the top distributors in the NCAA Division II, handing out assists at a rate of 8.7 per game.
• UT Permian Basin’s offense is 82.2 points per game and its three defeats this season add up to eight points.
• The Monday night competition goes into the books as an exhibition game for UT Permian Basin.

• Before the calendar switches to 2022, NM State is making another trip to the Pacific Northwest to kick off the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) campaign. The Aggies will begin their 18 games of WAC Tilt on Thursday, December 30th at 8:00 p.m. when they face Seattle U at the Redhawk Center.

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