NMSU Men's Basketball hits the road to Fresno St.

NMSU Men's Basketball hits the road to Fresno St.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 6:16pm

The New Mexico State men’s basketball team travels to Fresno, Calif., for a rematch with Fresno State, Thursday, Feb. 3, at 8 p.m. The game is available on KGRT 104 FM with the ‘Voice of the Aggies’ Jack Nixon calling the action and the pregame show starts 30 minutes prior to tip.

The Aggies moved to 12-11 and 6-3 in the WAC with a 73-65 win over Idaho, Jan. 29. Junior forward Troy Gillenwater leads NM State with a team-high 19.7 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. Junior guard Hernst Laroche is averaging 11.6 points and 4.7 assists per contest.

The Bulldogs are 8-12 and 3-6 in conference play. Fresno State suffered a pair of WAC losses at San Jose State, 78-66, Jan. 29, and Nevada, 79-76, Jan. 27. Freshman guard Kevin Olekaibe posts a team-high 12.0 points per contest, while sophomore center Greg Smith supplies 11.1 points and 7.2 rebounds per game.

The Aggies have a 22-12 advantage in the all-time series after winning the first meeting of the season, 80-68, Jan. 8, in Las Cruces.

Junior forward Troy Gillenwater recorded his third double-double of the season to lead NM State to an 80-68 win over Fresno State, Jan. 8, in the Aggies’ WAC home opener. He scored 19 points and grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds. The Aggies had four players in double-figures with junior guard Hernst Laroche and junior center Hamidu Rahman each scoring 11 points and freshman center Tshilidzi Nephawe adding 10.

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