NMSU men's basketball set to host Idaho Thursday

NMSU men's basketball set to host Idaho Thursday
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 1:11pm

The New Mexico State men's basketball team has a pair of home games with Idaho, Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m., and Seattle, Saturday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. in the Lou Henson Classic in Las Cruces. Both games are AggieVision productions with Jeff Matthews and Glen Cerny. The games can be heard on the Aggie Sports Network and KGRT 104 FM in Las Cruces with the 'Voice of the Aggies' Jack Nixon, and the pregame show starts 30 minutes prior to tip. The games are also available in Spanish with Edgar Gardell on Vista 98.7 FM.

Thursday's game is shown live in Las Cruces, on Comcast across New Mexico, Altitude, Fox Sports-Arizona and ESPN3. Saturday's game is shown live on Comcast across New Mexico and ESPN3 and tape delayed in Las Cruces until 10 p.m. and on Fox Sports-Arizona until 1 a.m.

New Mexico State Aggies
The Aggies have won nine straight games and have a 15-8 overall record and 9-2 WAC record after a 75-62 win at UTSA, Feb. 2. Sophomore guard Daniel Mullings is leading the team with 14.5 points per game, and senior forwards Bandja Sy is also in double figures 11.4 points and 7.3 rebounds per game.

Scouting Idaho
The Vandals have a 9-12 overall record and 5-6 conference record following a weekend split with a win over San Jose State, 66-63, Feb. 2, and loss to Utah State, 77-67, Jan. 31. Senior center Kyle Barone leads Idaho with 16.3 points and 9.7 rebounds per game. Junior forward Stephen Madison and sophomore guard Connor Hill are also helping the offense with 14.8 and 11.7 points per game, respectively.

Series Notes
The Aggies have a 21-4 all-time lead in the series with Idaho after winning the first game of the year, 71-70, Jan. 12 in Moscow, Idaho.

Previous Game
NM State escaped Idaho with a 71-70 win, Jan. 12, after sophomore guard Daniel Mullings hit a free throw with 3.5 seconds remaining in regulation. With the game tied, 70-70, with 3.5 seconds left, Mullings was fouled while trying to inbound the ball. He sank the second of two free throws to give the Aggies the lead. Mullings was 3-of-4 at the line and ended with night with eight points and three steals. Sophomore guard K.C. Ross-Miller had a career-high 16 points, and freshman center Sim Bhullar also had 16 points. Senior forward Bandja Sy added 14 points including a late basket in the final 10 seconds. The Aggies recorded a season-low four turnovers.

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