2018–19 New Mexico State Aggies men's basketball team

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2018–19 New Mexico State Aggies men's basketball
New Mexico State Aggies wordmark.svg
WAC regular season and tournament champions
NCAA Tournament, First Round
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
2018–19 record30–5 (15–1 WAC)
Head coachChris Jans (2nd season)
Assistant coachJames Miller
Assistant coachDavid Anwar
Assistant coachJeff Mailhot
Home arenaPan American Center
Seasons
2018–19 WAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
New Mexico State 15 1   .938     30 5   .857
Utah Valley 12 4   .750     25 10   .714
Grand Canyon 10 6   .625     20 14   .588
UTRGV 9 7   .563     20 17   .541
California Baptist* 7 9   .438     16 15   .516
Cal State Bakersfield 7 9   .438     18 16   .529
Seattle 6 10   .375     18 15   .545
UMKC 6 10   .375     11 21   .344
Chicago State 0 16   .000     3 29   .094
*Ineligible for WAC Tournament (reclassification from Division II)
2019 WAC Tournament winner

The 2018–19 New Mexico State Aggies men's basketball team represents New Mexico State University during the 2018–19 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Aggies, led by second-year head coach Chris Jans, play their home games at the Pan American Center in Las Cruces, New Mexico as members of the Western Athletic Conference. They finished the regular season 27-4 and 15–1 in WAC play to win the WAC regular season championship. In the WAC Tournament, they defeated Chicago State, Texas–Rio Grande Valley, and Grand Canyon to become WAC Tournament champions. They received the WAC's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, where they lost in the first round to Auburn. They also set a school record for wins in a season and won 30 games for the first time in team history.

Previous season[edit]

The Aggies finished the 2017–18 season 28–6, 12–2 in WAC play to win the WAC regular season championship. In the WAC Tournament, they defeated Chicago State, Seattle, and Grand Canyon to become WAC Tournament champions. They received the WAC's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament where they lost in the First Round to Clemson.

Roster[edit]

2018–19 New Mexico State Aggies men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 Berrick JeanLouis 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Canterbury School Lehigh Acres, FL
G 1 Shunn Buchanan 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Jr Madison Central HS
Northeast Mississippi CC
Durant, MS
G 3 Terrell Brown 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Jr Moreau Catholic HS
CCSF
Hayward, CA
G 4 JoJo Zamora 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) RS Sr Newark Memorial HS
Utah
Oakland, CA
G 5 Clayton Henry 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jr Bishop McNally HS
Palm Beach State
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
G 10 Jabari Rice 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 165 lb (75 kg) RS Fr Fort Bend Marshall HS Houston, TX
G 11 Keyon Jones 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Sr Milton HS
Odessa College
Dorchester, Massachusetts
G 12 AJ Harris 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 170 lb (77 kg) RS Jr Dunbar HS
Ohio State
Dayton, OH
F 13 C.J. Bobbitt 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) RS Jr Harker Heights HS
Denver
Killeen, TX
F 15 Ivan Aurrecoechea 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Jr Canarias Basketball Academy
Indian Hills CC
Madrid, Spain
G 20 Trevelin Queen 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr North County HS Glen Burnie, MD
G 21 Addison Wallace 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr Cleburne HS Cleburne, TX
F 22 Eli Chuha 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 230 lb (104 kg) RS Sr Redlands East Valley HS Redlands, CA
F 23 Mohamed Thiam 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jr Lycee Saidou Nourou Tall
Marshalltown CC
Dakar, Senegal
F 25 Robert Brown 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) RS Fr Advanced Preparatory International Dallas, TX
F 35 Johnny McCants 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) RS So Oñate HS Las Cruces, NM
G Tennessee Owens 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 165 lb (75 kg) RS Fr Centennial HS
Alabama–Huntsville
Las Cruces, NM
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: November 8, 2018

Schedule and results[edit]

Source: [1]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular season
Nov 6, 2018*
7:00 pm, AggieVision
North Dakota State
WAC/Summit League Challenge
W 73–56  1–0
 16  Zamora   7  Henry   2  Tied  Pan American Center (4,358)
Las Cruces, NM
Nov 9, 2018*
7:00 pm, WAC DN
UTEP
Battle of I-10
W 96–69  2–0
 14  Henry   6  Tied   3  Harris  Pan American Center (6,125)
Las Cruces, NM
Nov 14, 2018*
7:00 pm, AggieVision
Saint Mary's L 58–73  2–1
 17  Harris   6  Tied   2  Brown  Pan American Center (6,660)
Las Cruces, NM
Nov 17, 2018*
4:00 pm, ATTSNSW
at New Mexico
Rio Grande Rivalry
W 98–94  3–1
 31  Harris   9  Thiam   2  Harris  The Pit (15,411)
Albuquerque, NM
Nov 21, 2018*
6:00 pm, WAC DN
Eastern New Mexico W 92–65  4–1
 14  Brown   8  Thiam   6  Buchanan  Pan American Center (3,807)
Las Cruces, NM
Nov 28, 2018*
7:00 pm, CUSA TV
at UTEP
Battle of I-10
W 62–58  5–1
 15  Aurrecoechea   6  Aurrecoechea   3  Harris  Don Haskins Center (6,106)
El Paso, TX
Dec 1, 2018*
7:00 pm, WAC DN
Washington State W 69–63  6–1
 15  Bobbitt   7  Tied    7  Buchanan  Pan American Center (4,880)
Las Cruces, NM
Dec 4, 2018*
7:00 pm, AggieVision
New Mexico
Rio Grande Rivalry
W 100–65  7–1
 27  Zamora   11  Aurrecoechea   6  Tied  Pan American Center (6,777)
Las Cruces, NM
Dec 8, 2018*
6:30 pm, ESPN2
at No. 2 Kansas
Jayhawk Shootout
L 60–63  7–2
 15  Zamora   6  McCants   6  Aurrecoechea  Sprint Center (15,210)
Kansas City, MO
Dec 17, 2018*
7:00 pm, AggieVision
Northern Colorado
Las Vegas Classic campus game
W 74–62  8–2
 20  Aurrecoechea   10  Aurrecoechea   3  Harris  Pan American Center (4,304)
Las Cruces, NM
Dec 19, 2018*
7:00 pm, WAC DN
Cal State Northridge
Las Vegas Classic campus game
W 92–57  9–2
 21  Jones   9  Chuha   4  Harris  Pan American Center (5,334)
Las Cruces, NM
Dec 22, 2018*
5:30 pm, FS2
vs. Drake
Las Vegas Classic semifinals
L 63–66  9–3
 17  Brown   10  Aurrecoechea   2  Tied  Orleans Arena (2,232)
Paradise, NV
Dec 23, 2018*
8:35 pm, FS2
vs. Washington State
Las Vegas Classic 3rd place game
W 75–72  10–3
 28  Zamora   12  Chuha   7  Zamora  Orleans Arena 
Paradise, NV
Dec 30, 2018*
2:00 pm, ATTSNRM
at Colorado State W 88–68  11–3
 22  Bobbitt   10  Aurrecoechea   4  Tied  Moby Arena (3,218)
Fort Collins, CO
Jan 3, 2019
8:00 pm, WAC DN
at California Baptist L 76–82  11–4
(0–1)
 22  Brown   16  McCants   3  Tied  CBU Events Center (3,304)
Riverside, CA
Jan 10, 2019
7:00 pm, AggieVision
Grand Canyon W 77–75  12–4
(1–1)
 20  Aurrecoechea   11  Aurrecoechea   7  Harris  Pan American Center (5,482)
Las Cruces, NM
Jan 12, 2019
4:00 pm, WAC DN
Cal State Bakersfield W 73–62  13–4
(2–1)
 19  Brown   11  Chuha   8  Buchanan  Pan American Center (4,702)
Las Cruces, NM
Jan 17, 2019
8:00 pm, ESPN+
at Seattle W 87–60  14–4
(3–1)
 13  Chuha   10  Chuha   4  Harris  Redhawk Center (999)
Seattle, WA
Jan 19, 2019
7:00 pm, WAC DN
at Utah Valley W 83–78  15–4
(4–1)
 20  Chuha   14  Chuha   5  Harris  UCCU Center (4,521)
Orem, UT
Jan 26, 2019
6:00 pm, WAC DN
at Texas–Rio Grande Valley W 63–61  16–4
(5–1)
 12  Tied   6  Chuha   5  Queen  UTRGV Fieldhouse (1,104)
Edinburg, TX
Jan 31, 2019
7:00 pm, AggieVision
UMKC W 70–54  17–4
(6–1)
 15  Brown   6  Chuha   6  Harris  Pan American Center (5,029)
Las Cruces, NM
Feb 2, 2019
4:00 pm, AggieVision
Chicago State W 83–39  18–4
(7–1)
 19  Brown   10  Thiam   3  Tied  Pan American Center (5,375)
Las Cruces, NM
Feb 7, 2019
8:00 pm, ESPN3
at Cal State Bakersfield W 71–70 OT 19–4
(8–1)
 13  Tied   11  Chuha   4  Chuha  Icardo Center (2,789)
Bakersfield, CA
Feb 9, 2019
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Grand Canyon W 67–64  20–4
(9–1)
 15  Chuha   7  Tied   3  Tied  GCU Arena (7,495)
Phoenix, AZ
Feb 14, 2019
7:00 pm, AggieVision
Utah Valley W 84–77  21–4
(10–1)
 21  Chuha   10  Chuha   4  Buchanan  Pan American Center (4,628)
Las Cruces, NM
Feb 16, 2019
7:00 pm, AggieVision
Seattle W 59–53  22–4
(11–1)
 13  Queen   5  Tied   3  Harris  Pan American Center (11,889)
Las Cruces, NM
Feb 19, 2019*
7:00 pm, WAC DN
Texas A&M International W 80–42  23–4
 14  Tied   11  Thiam   5  Buchanan  Pan American Center (4,399)
Las Cruces, NM
Feb 23, 2019
4:00 pm, WAC DN
Texas–Rio Grande Valley W 88–79  24–4
(12–1)
 20  Aurrecoechea   7  Aurrecoechea   4  Tied  Pan American Center (5,446)
Las Cruces, NM
Feb 28, 2019
5:00 pm, ESPN+
at UMKC W 75–55  25–4
(13–1)
 12  Tied   7  McCants   3  Tied  Swinney Recreation Center (1,194)
Kansas City, MO
Mar 2, 2019
1:00 pm, WAC DN
at Chicago State W 92–58  26–4
(14–1)
 17  Aurrecoechea   7  Tied   4  Bobbitt  Jones Convocation Center (555)
Chicago, IL
Mar 9, 2019
7:00 pm, WAC DN
California Baptist W 75–63  27–4
(15–1)
 18  Queen   10  Aurrecoechea   5  Buchanan  Pan American Center (11,212)
Las Cruces, NM
WAC Tournament
Mar 14, 2019
1:00 pm, ESPN+
(1) vs. (8) Chicago State
Quarterfinals
W 86–49  28–4
 14  Chuha   8  McCants   4  Buchanan  Orleans Arena (2,374)
Paradise, NV
Mar 15, 2019
7:00 pm, ESPN+
(1) vs. (4) Texas–Rio Grande Valley
Semifinals
W 79–72  29–4
 19  Brown   7  Chuha   3  Tied  Orleans Arena 
Paradise, NV
Mar 16, 2019
8:00 pm, ESPNU
(1) vs. (3) Grand Canyon
Final
W 89–57  30–4
 27  Queen   7  Tied   9  Harris  Orleans Arena (3,598)
Paradise, NV
NCAA Tournament
Mar 21, 2019*
11:30 am, TNT
(12 MW) vs. (5 MW) No. 14 Auburn
First Round
L 77–78  30–5
 16  McCants   9  Aurrecoechea   5  Brown  Vivint Smart Home Arena (16,576)
Salt Lake City, UT
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Mountain Time Source[2].

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Mexico State Aggies Men's Basketball Schedule". ESPN. Retrieved February 24, 2019.
  2. ^ "2018-19 Men's Basketball Schedule". New Mexico State Athletics. Retrieved November 8, 2018.