When the NMSU Aggie men's basketball team embarked on there two-game road trip, I wrote that a split would be acceptable. The Aggies did one better and swept Fresno State and San Jose State.
Honestly, by looking at how the Aggies were playing when they hit the road, I didn't think they could get both. The team hadn't won on the road up to that point and really only had one quality win - over UTEP at the Pan American Center. I was wrong.
NMSU handled Fresno thoroughly in the opener. Don't look at the runs they gave up to the Bulldogs. That's basketball. They held them off when they had to and won going away.
The San Jose State game was close down the stretch and NMSU hung on.
Now, a bigger test. Nevada and Utah State come to Las Cruces this week. The Wolf Pack lost at Nevada but don't paint the defeat with a broad brush. The team is always talented and well coached. They will be ready.
Utah State should also be a good barometer. The UtAgs seem solid, as usual.
Don't take anything away from the two-game road sweep. It was a good way to get WAC play going. A lot of basketball still yet to be played.