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

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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