2009–10 New Mexico State Aggies men's basketball team

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2009–10 New Mexico State Aggies men's basketball
WAC Tournament Champions
NCAA Tournament, First Round
Conference Western Athletic Conference
2009–10 record 22–12 (11–5 WAC)
Head coach Marvin Menzies
Assistant coach Mick Durham
Assistant coach Chris Pompey
Assistant coach Paul Weir
Home arena Pan American Center
Seasons
« 2008–09 2010–11 »
2009–10 WAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Utah State 14 2   .875     27 7   .794
Nevada 11 5   .688     21 13   .618
New Mexico State 11 5   .688     22 11   .667
Louisiana Tech 9 7   .563     24 11   .686
Fresno State 7 9   .438     15 18   .455
San Jose State 6 10   .375     14 17   .452
Idaho 6 10   .375     15 16   .484
Boise State 5 11   .313     15 17   .469
Hawaiʻi 3 13   .188     10 20   .333
2010 WAC Tournament winner
As of March 22, 2010; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2009–10 New Mexico State Aggies men's basketball team represented New Mexico State University in the 2009–10 college basketball season. This was Marvin Menzies 3rd season as head coach. The Aggies played their home games at Pan American Center and competed in the Western Athletic Conference. They finished the season 22–12, 11–5 in WAC play. They won the 2010 WAC Men's Basketball Tournament to earn the conference's automatic bid to the 2010 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. They earned a 12 seed in the Midwest Region where they were defeated by 5 seed and AP #13 Michigan State in the first round.

Pre-season[edit]

In the WAC preseason polls, released October 20 via media teleconference[1] New Mexico State was selected to finish 3rd in the coaches and media poll. Jr. Jahmar Young was selected to the coaches and media All-WAC first team.

2009–10 Team[edit]

Roster[edit]

Source[2]

# Name Height Weight (lbs.) Position Class Hometown Previous Team(s)
0 Tray Britt 6'3" 200 G Sr. Richmond, CA, U.S. Hogan HS
1 Jahmar Young 6'5" 180 G Jr. Baltimore, MD, U.S. Laurinburg Prep
3 Da'Shawn Gomez 6'1" 180 G Fr. Inglewood, CA, U.S. Inglewood HS
5 Lamine Diame 6'6" 200 F Fr. Saint-Louis, Senegal De La Fosse
10 Bandja Sy 6'8" 210 F Fr. Cergy, France Stoneridge Prep
11 Justin Standley 6'3" 190 G Fr. Oakland, CA, U.S. McClymonds HS
13 Hernst Laroche 6'1" 165 G So. Montreal, QB, Canada Page-Concordia
Vanier
15 Kelly Merker 6'4" 205 F Sr. Santa Fe, NM, U.S. Monte del Sol HS
21 Makhtar Diop 6'6" 185 G So. Dakar, Senegal St. Jeanne d'Arc Institute
22 Jonathan Gibson 6'1" 180 G Sr. West Covina, CA, U.S. Calvary Christian Prep
24 Robert Lumpkins 6'7" 210 F Jr. Washington, DC, U.S. Kilgore College
31 Wendell McKines 6'6" 225 F Jr. Oakland, CA, U.S. Richmond HS
32 Hamidu Rahman 6'11" 255 C So. Somerset, NJ, U.S. American Christian HS
33 Troy Gillenwater 6'8" 230 F So. Boston, MA, U.S. Stoneridge Prep
34 Aaron Gordo Castillo 6'5" 180 G Jr. Las Cruces, NM, U.S. Las Cruces HS
35 B.J. West 6'11" 220 F Fr. Cheneyville, LA, U.S. Rapides HS
45 Tyrone Watson 6'5" 225 F Fr. Hamilton, ON, Canada Cathedral HS
55 Abdoulaye N'doye 7'0" 215 C Fr. Dakar, Senegal ISM

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position Year at NMSU Alma Mater (Year)
Marvin Menzies Head Coach 3rd UCLA (1987)
Mick Durham Assistant Coach 2nd Montana State (1979)
Chris Pompey Assistant Coach 4th Pittsburgh (1984)
Paul Weir Assistant Coach 3rd York (2004)

2009-10 Schedule and results[edit]

Source[3]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
Exhibition
Mon, Nov 2 7:00pm Western New Mexico Pan American CenterLas Cruces, NM W 111–83  4,738
Regular Season
Fri, Nov 13* 9:30pm at Saint Mary's McKeon PavilionMoraga, CA L 68–100  3,500 0–1
Tue, Nov 17* 7:00pm New Mexico Pan American Center • Las Cruces, NM
(Rio Grande Rivalry)
L 87–97  8,469 0–2
Sat, Nov 21* 2:00pm Oklahoma Panhandle State Pan American Center • Las Cruces, NM W 83–73  4,738 1–2
Tue, Nov 24* 8:00pm at Cal State Fullerton Titan GymFullerton, CA L 73–84  1,001 1–3
Thu, Nov 26* 7:00pm North Carolina A&T Pan American Center • Las Cruces, NM W 84–68  4,462 2–3
Tue, Dec 1* 7:00pm UTEP Pan American Center • Las Cruces, NM
(Battle of I-10)
L 79–58  7,195 2–4
Sat, Dec 5* 7:00pm at New Mexico The PitAlbuquerque, NM
(Rio Grande Rivalry)
The Mtn. L 58–75  14,586 2–5
Sun, Dec 13* 7:00pm at UTEP Don Haskins CenterEl Paso, TX
(Battle of I-10)
W 87–80  10,459 3–5
Tue, Dec 15* 8:30pm at UCLA Pauley PavilionLos Angeles, CA L 68–100  5,933 3–6
Fri, Dec 18* 8:30pm at Pepperdine Firestone FieldhouseMalibu, CA W 78–72  471 4–6
Mon, Dec 21* 7:00pm Alcorn State Pan American Center • Las Cruces, NM W 97–72  4,730 5–6
Wed, Dec 23* 7:00pm Texas Southern Pan American Center • Las Cruces, NM
(Lou Henson Classic)
W 79–75  4,781 6–6
Mon, Dec 28* 7:00pm Prairie View A&M Pan American Center • Las Cruces, NM W 95–76  4,649 7–6
Sat, Jan 2 9:00pm Utah State Pan American Center • Las Cruces, NM ESPNU W 55–52  5,070 8–6 (1–0)
Mon, Jan 4 9:00pm Nevada Pan American Center • Las Cruces, NM ESPNU L 67–77  4,788 8–7 (1–1)
Sat, Jan 9 7:00pm at Boise State Taco Bell ArenaBoise, ID W 88–85  3,896 9–7 (2–1)
Mon, Jan 11 8:00pm at Idaho Cowan SpectrumMoscow, ID W 75–72  1,296 10–7 (3–1)
Sat, Jan 16 7:00pm Fresno State Pan American Center • Las Cruces, NM W 86–77  6,106 11–7 (4–1)
Thu, Jan 21 10:00pm at Hawai'i Stan Sheriff CenterHonolulu, HI W 71–69  5,288 12–7 (5–1)
Sat, Jan 23 8:30pm at San Jose State The Event CenterSan Jose, CA L 84–93  2,285 12–8 (5–2)
Sat, Jan 30 7:00pm at Louisiana Tech Thomas Assembly CenterRuston, LA W 91–77  5,028 13–8 (6–2)
Sat, Feb 6 7:00pm San Jose State Pan American Center • Las Cruces, NM W 94–82  6,255 14–8 (7–2)
Mon, Feb 8 7:00pm Louisiana Tech Pan American Center • Las Cruces, NM ESPN+ W 70–68  5,549 15–8 (8–2)
Thu, Feb 11 8:00pm at Fresno State Save Mart CenterFresno, CA L 64–83  7,889 15–9 (8–3)
Mon, Feb 15 7:00pm Hawai'i Pan American Center • Las Cruces, NM W 88–64  5,561 16–9 (9–3)
Sat, Feb 20* 8:00pm at Pacific Alex G. Spanos CenterStockton, CA
(ESPN BracketBusters)
ESPNU W 84–78  4,014 17–9
Wed, Feb 24 9:00pm Idaho Pan American Center • Las Cruces, NM ESPN2 W 74–57  5,834 18–9 (10–3)
Sat, Feb 27 7:00pm Boise State Pan American Center • Las Cruces, NM W 95–92  6,691 19–9 (11–3)
Thu, Mar 4 8:00pm at Nevada Lawlor Events CenterReno, NV L 92–100  5,878 19–10 (11–4)
Sat, Mar 6 7:00pm at Utah State Smith SpectrumLogan, UT L 63–81  10,270 19–11 (11–5)
2010 WAC Men's Basketball Tournament
Thu, Mar 11 9:30pm vs. San Jose State Lawlor Events Center • Reno, NV
(Quarterfinals)
W 90–69  NA 20–11
Fri, Mar 12 8:00pm at Nevada Lawlor Events Center • Reno, NV
(Semifinals)
ESPN2 W 80–79  5,897 21–11
Sat, Mar 13 7:00pm vs. Utah State Lawlor Events Center • Reno, NV
(Championship Game)
ESPN2 W 69–63  2,748 22–11
2010 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
Fri, Mar 19* 5:20pm vs. #13 Michigan State Spokane ArenaSpokane, WA
(First round)
CBS L 67–70  10,861 22–12
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Season highlights[edit]

On December 14, Jr. Jahmar Young was named the WAC player of the week for the fifth week of the season with weekly averages of 24.0 PPG, 1.0 RPG, 3.0 AST, and 47.0 FG%.[4]

On February 1, So. Hamidu Rahman was named the WAC player of the week for the twelfth week of the season with weekly averages of 22.0 PPG, 12.0 RPG, and 66.7 FG%.[5]

On February 8, Jr. Jahmar Young was named the WAC player of the week for the thirteenth week of the season with weekly averages of 25.0 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 5.0 AST, and 61.5 FG%.[6]

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