Big win for the Aggie hoops team this past weekend at Louisiana Tech.
The team has been playing much better this past month. This has coincided with the return of Wendell McKines, who has been a monster on the court. Wendell is the heart and soul of the team and has provided the all-out hustle effort that every club needs.
In turn, the guards have been awesome. Both Jonathan Gibson and Jahmar Young have blown up, with Jonathan providing senior leadership and big-shot ability.
Hamidu Rahman had arguably his strongest outing of the season on Saturday night, with 22 points and 12 boards and Gordo Castillo went 5-of-6 from long range on his way to 17 points.
NMSU has cut down on its turnovers, a problem that plagued the team early in the season.
The bottom line is that the Aggies have been on fire lately, winning 10 of 12 contests and holding a 6-2 record in the WAC.
I did not think the Aggies would win in Ruston. The fact they won by 14 points made the game all the more astounding. The fact they won wasn’t shocking. How they won was a surprise.
There is still a lot of basketball to be played. This Monday’s rematch against Louisiana Tech is going to be a battle, assuming that the Bulldogs come in ready to play after being dismantled over the weekend.
The Aggies go to Fresno State, which I think will be a tough game. The final two games of the regular season — on the road at Nevada and Utah State — will be a toss up. And, of course the WAC Tournament, will be a battle throughout.
But there’s no denying the team has been playing much better during the past month.