New Mexico State is absolutely destroying the competition. The question is, where did this come from, and will it continue?
Obviously the team faces a huge test this week in Nevada and Fresno State. The talent has always been there with NMSU. They are playing good ball and at the perfect time. Are they peaking? One would hope. We will know a lot more when they travel to Reno.
Nevada needs the win just as badly as the Aggies. It's a bunched conference and a handful of teams are in the running for the top spot. And Fresno State is better then their record indicates. They have some scorers on that team that can shoot and get to the basket - namely Kevin Bell.
This is crunch time in college bball. The Nevada game should be great, very exciting, both teams don't like each other. If NMSU goes to Nevada and wins, it will be a huge statement. I've been hesitant to proclaim that the team has put it all together at this point. They have had some big wins of late, but against teams that are inferior. A win in Reno would certainly sway my opinion and make me feel more comfortable going into the WAC tourney.
Still, some losses have been alarming, namely the one against the Wolf Pack in Las Cruces. It's time for the Aggies to avenge that loss and bounce back with a W. And it seems they are ready for the challenge.