Friday, January 2, 2009

Hoops road trip

The NMSU Aggie men's basketball team is hittin California this weekend for a two-game road trip.

Last year the team won at both of these venues.

NMSU came alive in the 2nd half in their win last year in Fresno.

The game at San Jose was a wild one, with Jonathan Gibson saving the day after the Aggies almost gave the game away.

Bottom line is that it's a new year with much different circumstances and expectations. Last season, it was expected that NMSU won against these teams, home, away, on another planet. This year, the Aggies haven't won yet on the road and enter WAC play with some question marks. Aside from their poor road mark, NMSU has been up and down and lost a tough game their last time out vs. rival New Mexico.

Both Fresno and San Jose are beatable. Fresno State is in a major transitional period and the Spartans have been playing well lately, but haven't beaten anybody of any significance.

It's the start of WAC play. Menzies has been talking all season about how the team has been gearing up for league competition. It would be nice to see them go on the road and take a game or two on the trip. I think this team needs at least a split to stay competitive the WAC standings.


Anonymous said...

Menzies and his 0-6 road record is at Fresno St.
Time to get a road win boys!

Anonymous said...

This Road trip will set the tone for our chances to make the DANCE!!! Hopefully our sophomore coach will instill some offense that our talanted players will be able use to their advantage that will lead them to VICTORY!! By the time you get to the D-1 Level you are only as good as your COACH. Right now our Coach is coaching DOWN and it is time for him to step UP. Teach them, Lead them, Guide them and they will REWARD YOU, and most of all do not BLAME them!!!!

Lets GO AGGIES AND, REMEMBER B-BALL is what this University is ALL About!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Way to end the road streak!
Nothing like going 1-0 in conference play.

Big Up's boys! Go Aggies!