NM State head coach Marvin Menzies was pleased with the end product.
“I thought we did okay in some areas and when you’re playing yourself every good thing is a bad thing,” Menzies said following the scrimmage. “I do like the tempo and we have to learn how to play at this speed because they haven’t done it in a while. They’ll continue to adjust to it and it’s a matter of becoming comfortable playing this type of style.”
Menzies was also pleased to see Siakam, who was one rebound away from a double-double, play well in his Aggie debut.
“Pascal has been with the program for a year and he’s becoming a better decision maker,” Menzies said. “We know he’s athletic and he can run the floor well, we just need this out of him on a consistent basis. But overall, he did have a good night”
Reigning Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year Daniel Mullings came through with a solid performance. The 6-foot-1 guard scored 11 points and was 5-of-6 from the floor and handed out two assists.
Senior Remi Barry chipped in 10 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the double-double.
The Aggies return to the hardwood Monday, Nov. 10 and play host to Western New Mexico in an exhibition. Tip is set for 7 p.m. and admission is free.