MEDIA COVERAGE: Tuesday’s game can be heard live on the Aggie Sports Network and over the Las Cruces radio airwaves on KSNM, 98.7 with NM State Hall of Famer Jack Nixon with the call.
LIVE STATS ON THE WEB: Live stats will be available for fans at www.nmstatesports.com at no cost all season long. Fans can click on the ‘Live Events’ link at the top of the NMStateSports.com home page or go to the men’s basketball schedule page and click on the ‘related links’ tab to access the live stats.
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WHAT WILL THEY DO NEXT: The excitement of the promotional series “What Will They Do Next” will be in full force for the game against Florida A&M. Among the fun and games, more than 5,000 trading cards and 10, 42-inch televisions have been awarded to fans. However, you have to be in attendance at the Pan American Center to see what it is! Call 575-646-1420 for tickets.
NM State has dropped all three of its road games this season, and picked up both wins at home in 2014-15. The Aggies have won 12 straight at the Pan Am, and have are 31-2 at Pan Am since the start of the 2012-13 season.
The Aggies’ 12-game home court winning streak is the second longest streak dating back to the 11-12 season. The longest is 15-games, with a 12 and an 11, including the current one.
NM State looks to complete the rare four-peat in 2014-15, as the Aggies have won the WAC Tournament title and participated in the NCAA Tournament three years in a row.
NM State returns honorable mention AP All-American and WAC Player of the Year Daniel Mullings who is currently averaging 13.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.8 steals. Last year, the 6-2 senior guard averaged a team-high 16.8 points per game and led the Aggies with 65 steals, which ranked second in the conference.
Senior Remi Barry is the current scoring leader for NM State. Barry is averaging 14.4 points a game after scoring 17 points twice, 16 points and 13 points in the last four games. He just missed a double-double at UTEP with nine rebounds.
Of the 15 players on the NM State roster, nine are from countries other than the United States. Five players are from Toronto, Canada, with two from France, one from Camaroon and one from South Africa.
LOOKING BACK: New Mexico State used a 14-2 run some five minutes into the game Monday night against Stetson to break open a tied and and run the Hatters out of the Pan Am Center 88-68.
The Aggies suffered their worst shooting performance of the season, hitting only 40.2 percent of their shots. But they also dominated the boards 62-20, collecting 38 offensive rebounds.
Senior DK Eldridge led the way with his third straight 17-point game, while Tshilidzi Nephawe posted his season-best of 16 points in just 14 minutes. Remi Barry and Ian Baker both scored 13 points, while Pascal Siakam garnered the season’s first double-double with 10 points and 17 rebounds .
Daniel Mullings grabbed a career-high 15 boards in the contest, as all but one Aggie recorded points against the Hatters.
ABOUT THE RATTLERS: Florida A&M (0-5) dropped its fifth straight contest of the season after falling at Wyoming 66-45. Guard Jermaine Ruttley (6-3, Jr., Radcliffe, Ky.) paces FAMU with 13.4 points, 5.8 rebounds a game, 2.0 steals and 1.8 assists per game. Forward Quentin Bastian (6-6, Sr., Nassau, Bahamas) adds 8.4 points and 3.6 boards a contest, while freshman Jorge Rosa (6-4, guard, Orlando, Fla.) chips in 8.0 points and 2.6 boards. The Rattlers are averaging 48.2 points a game, and allowing 73.2.
LOOKING AHEAD: The Aggies leave Thanksgiving Day headed to Laramie, Wyo., to visit the Wyoming Cowboys on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. (MT).
The Cowboys are 4-0 and receiving votes in both the AP and USA Today polls. They host Stetson on Wednesday before welcoming the Aggies to “The Dome of Doom,” Arena-Auditorium on Saturday. Forward Larry Nance Jr. (6-8, Sr., Akron, Ohio), son of the former NBA standout, paces Wyoming with 12.3 points and 6.3 rebounds a game. Guard Charles Hankerson Jr (6-4, Sr., Miami, Fla.) adds 9.0 points, 4.0 boards and 4.8 assists a contest, while junior Josh Adams (6-2, guard, Parker, Colo.) and senior Derek Cooke Jr (6-9, forward, Washington, D.C.) chip in 8.8 points each. The Cowboys are holding their opponents to just 48.5 points a game, while scoring 65.2.
AIR CANADA: NM State guard Daniel Mullings scored only seven points against Stetson, marking back-to-back games of less than 10 points. But he more than made up for it with his career-high 15 rebounds against the Hatters. The 6-2, 170 pound senior from Toronto, Ontairio, is averaging 13.0 points, ranking second the team this season. He leads the squad in rebounds with 8.0 per outing and steals at 1.8 per contest.
Mullings, who was a 2013-14 honorable mention AP All-American, was the WAC Player of the Year in 2014 after averaging 16.8 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game. He hit 46.6 percent from the floor (201-of-431) and 72.7 percent from the foul line (168-of-231). He also led the team with 1.9 steals per outing.
The WAC Preseason Player of the Year for 2014-15, Mullings has led the Aggies in scoring, rebounding and steals the first three games.
After his 20-point game against Northern Colorado, Mullings moved into 10th in career scoring at NM State, passing the late Aggie Legend Sam Lacey’s (1968-70) 1,448 points. Mullings currently has 1,470 points and needs nine points to tie and 10 to pass Jahmar Young (2007-12) with 1,479 points in ninth.
Mullings is also targeting the Aggie record for career steals. He is currently standing second with 211, passing William Benjamin (1988-92) with 209 swipes. He is just five steals from tying and six from surpassing the NM State record of 216 held by Hearnst Leroche (2008-12). Mullings recorded 65 steals last season (1.9 per game), ranking fifth on the single season steals chart.
Mullings third in both career free throws made (395) and attempted (554) at NM State.