NMSU won at Fresno State last night in a exciting game.
This team is unbelievable. They fall behind big early and are still down 10 early in the second half. They came back though, and a sequence of back-and-forth possessions ensued. The Aggies ended up on top. It was very nerveracking.
When I was listening to the game last night I thought they were done early. Fresno came out on fire and it seemed like NMSU was hung over from the Nevada loss two nights ago. But they hung in there and got the win. They could have folded there and didn't.
Fresno has a terrific player in guard Kevin Bell. He can score with the best in the conference. Eddie Miller produced as well but they got nothing outside of that. That was a deciding factor as the Aggies had a balanced effort across the board. That is the staple of the team. Many can score the ball and they are hard to defend when they are sharing the ball and everyone is a threat.
In the end, the win does not make up for their loss at Nevada. Again, it wasn't the fact they lost in Reno but the manner in which they did - giving up 98 points, being out-muscled and never really threatening. Still, the road trip could have been disastrous, particularly after falling behind by 15 early to Fresno. The team got the win. Now they come home and have to finish off the final two home games of the season against San Jose St. and Hawaii. Both of these teams could pose more problems than people think. NMSU will need two solid efforts on their own court before tourney time.