Wrote a story on this for the paper and wanted to get people’s thoughts.
Coach Menzies’ first year here it was too tough — at Duke, at Louisville and in a neutral-site tournament against Texas and West Virginia. Tennessee was also present but the Aggies didn't face them.
This one is a bit too light — Western and Northern New Mexico on the home schedule? Of course the SWAC is coming to town. Arizona here is very exciting — clearly one of the highlights. Bad timing on the two rivals visits — UTEP right before Thanksgiving break, UNM three days after Christmas. How many fans will come to the UNM game on Dec. 28th?
The Aggies need wins and more fans in the seats. Sometimes these things go hand-in-hand, other times they haven't. It seems like fans generally get up for the UTEP and UNM games and depending on how the Aggies fare dictates a lot on attendance from there on out.
The question is — what would be your ideal Aggie men’s hoops schedule?
2011-12 NM State Men’s Basketball Schedule
Date Opponent Location
Nov. 2 Eastern New Mexico (Exh.) Las Cruces
Nov. 12 at Northern Colorado Greeley, Colo.
Nov. 16 at New Mexico Albuquerque, N.M.
Nov. 19 UTEP Las Cruces
Nov. 24 Central Michigan% Anchorage, Alaska
Nov. 25 UC Irvine/Southern Miss% Anchorage, Alaska
Nov. 26 TBD% Anchorage, Alaska
Nov. 29 Arizona Las Cruces
Dec. 4 at Southern Miss Hattiesburg, Miss.
Dec. 11 at UTEP El Paso, Texas
Dec. 14 Western New Mexico Las Cruces
Dec. 19 Southern Las Cruces
Dec. 21 McNeese State Las Cruces
Dec. 28 New Mexico Las Cruces
Dec. 31 Arkansas-Pine Bluff Las Cruces
Jan. 2 Cal State Bakersfield Bakersfield, Calif.
Jan. 7 Louisiana Tech* Ruston, La.
Jan. 12 Utah State* Las Cruces
Jan. 14 Idaho* Las Cruces
Jan. 19 at San Jose State* San Jose, Calif.
Jan. 21 at Hawai’i* Honolulu, Hawai’i
Jan. 26 Nevada* Las Cruces
Jan. 28 Fresno State* Las Cruces
Feb. 1 Cal State Bakersfield Las Cruces
Feb. 4 Louisiana Tech* Las Cruces
Feb. 9 at Idaho* Moscow, Idaho
Feb. 11 at Utah State Logan, Utah
Feb. 14 North New Mexico Las Cruces
Feb. 18 ESPNU BracketBuster Las Cruces
Feb. 23 Hawai’i* Las Cruces
Feb. 25 San Jose State* Las Cruces
March 1 Fresno State* Fresno, Calif.
March 3 Nevada* Reno, Nev.
March 7-10 WAC Tournament Las Vegas, Nev.
% Great Alaska Shooutout
* Conference game