Thursday, January 28, 2010

Aggies at Louisiana Tech

The Aggie men's basketball team has a huge conference game on Saturday, playing Louisiana Tech on the road.

The Bulldogs are one of the WAC's better team's this year, led by two real-deal players in shooting guard Kyle Gibson and center Magnum Rolle.

Five players average double-figure points for the Bulldogs, led by Gibson's 21.6 and Rolle's 13.8. Guard Jamel Guyton averages 12.4-points-per game while Olu Ashaolu (11.6) and DeAndre Brown (10.6) round out the scoring.

Gibson is a 6-foot-5 guard with range while Rolle is a long, athletic center who lead the team with 9.0-rebounds-per game and 49 blocks.

La. Tech stands in first place in the conference with a 6-1 league mark, while NMSU is a game behind the Bulldogs at 5-2. Both teams are coming off the Hawaii/San Jose State road trip, with both teams being beat in San Jose.

Louisiana Tech is 23-6 in its last 29 games and have won 12 straight at home.

The Aggies have been led by their one-two guard combination of Jonathan Gibson and Jahmar Young along with double-double machine Wendell McKines. The Aggies are 8-2 since McKines came back from being academically ineligible on Dec. 21. NMSU has been off a week straight heading into Saturday's contest.


Anonymous said...

Since the Aggies have been off a week straight, they have had plenty of time to game plan. Lets hope that Menzies gets lucky and figured out how to coach and prepare for at least this game.

This game is huge!! Go AGGIES!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Hack. Why are you covering the basketball team when you already threw them under the bus and your subordinate does a better job anyways. Glory hog.

JD said...

Looks like a great win for the Ags. La Tech had a decent RPI going into this game.

I think the big perception is that Menzies has a hard time getting these guys to play hard. Going on the road and beating the top team in the conference speaks well for the coach.

I still think that the WAC will only get one team into the tourney. Highest seed for the WAC tourney is going to be key.