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NM State Wraps Up Non-Convention Play by Internet hosting UT Permian Basin

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Sport 13
NM State (10-2) vs. UT Permian Basin (8-3)
Monday, Dec. 20 | 7:00 p.m. | Pan American Middle | Las Cruces, N.M.
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THE OPENING TIP
• Hoping to shut out non-conference play on a six-game successful streak, the NM State males’s basketball group takes the court docket of the Pan American Middle for the second time in 72 hours when the Aggies host UT Permian Basin Monday night time at 7:00 p.m.
• The inaugural assembly between Aggies and Falcons will probably be streamed on ESPN+ and the ESPN app.
• The play-by-play and evaluation combo of Adam Younger and former NM State participant Joe Garza are set to relate the motion on ESPN+ stream. Over the airwaves, legendary radio play-by-play man Jack Nixon will arrange store courtside to name the motion.
• Nixon’s play-by-play and evaluation may be heard on 99.5 Zia Nation FM in Las Cruces, N.M., and nationwide on The Varsity Community app.
• Affiliate stations of the Aggie Sports activities Community may be tuned in to in Artesia, N.M. (990 AM), Carlsbad, N.M. (1240 AM), Gallup, N.M. (94.9 FM), Alamogordo, N.M. (103.7 FM) and El Paso, Texas (1380 AM). All of these stations will even carry Nixon’s commentary of Monday night time’s tilt.
• Followers who buy a ticket for Monday night time’s showdown previous to and on the day of the sport will obtain one free normal admission ticket to NM State’s WAC dwelling recreation towards Chicago State on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022.

FAST BREAK POINTS
• For the third time beneath head coach Chris Jans and for the seventh time within the historical past of this system, NM State has received 10 of its first 12 video games to start out the season.
• NM State beforehand bought out to 10-2 begins beneath Jans in 2017-18 and 2018-19.
• Seven NM State groups – the newest one in 2018–19 – began 10-2 by way of their first 12 video games. Solely 5 different groups put forth a greater report by way of their first 12 video games.
• NM State is 5-0 within the month of December. Eight NM State groups have gone undefeated within the month of December, most lately the 2016-17 version of the Aggies.
• NM State has received every of its final six true highway video games courting again to 2020-21. That is the second-longest lively successful streak in true highway video games within the nation, trailing solely Gonzaga and West Virginia (seven-straight true highway wins).
• NM State is one among simply 33 NCAA Division I groups who haven’t misplaced a real highway recreation this season (of those that have performed one).
• In Chris Jans‘ tenure as head coach, NM State is 36-12 (.750) in true highway video games.
• NM State’s five-game successful streak is the Nineteenth-longest lively streak within the nation and the third-longest amongst all WAC golf equipment.
• NM State’s 10 wins up to now in 2021-22 are the eighth-most by any group within the nation and probably the most of any WAC group.
• NM State’s collective subject purpose proportion of .476 ranks fiftieth within the nation and second amongst all WAC groups.
• NM State has seen a dip in its accuracy from three-point vary as of late. During the last 4 video games, the Aggies are taking pictures 18-of-84 (.214) from lengthy vary.
• Redshirt junior guard Jabari Rice is coming off a season-high 22-point outing in NM State’s win at Washington State (Dec. 15). When Rice scores 20 or extra factors in a recreation, NM State is 9-1.
• Redshirt senior ahead Johnny McCants does slightly little bit of all the pieces, however he is among the many nation’s finest when it comes to close-range pictures. The Las Cruces, N.M., product ranks third amongst all NCAA Division I gamers in two-point subject purpose proportion (79.4-percent, 27-of-34). One other notable title within the prime ten in that statistical class is Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren (sixth, .786).
• Excessive-scoring guard Teddy Allen leads NM State in scoring at a fee of 17.5 factors per recreation and likewise ranks Nineteenth nationally in free throw proportion (.907). The Phoenix, Ariz., product additionally sits among the many prime 25 gamers nationally in subject purpose makes an attempt (seventeenth, 174).
• NM State possesses three wins towards groups who’re at the moment among the many prime 55 within the newest version of the NET rankings. The Aggies have defeated Davidson (52), UC Irvine (53) and Washington State (48) up to now this season.
• With Jans main the way in which, the Aggies have posted a 6-6 (.500) report towards Energy 5 opponents. That mark features a 6-4 (.600) displaying towards Energy 5 foes in regular-season tilts. NM State has secured wins over Illinois, Miami, Mississippi State and Washington State (thrice) beneath Jans’ route since 2017-18.
• NM State head coach Chris Jans returned to the bench on Friday, Dec. 3 for the Aggies’ recreation at UTEP. The group’s fifth-year bench boss had beforehand missed its final two video games on account of COVID-19 protocols.
• In Nov. 30’s loss towards New Mexico, the Aggies gave up 100 or extra factors to the opposition for the primary time within the Chris Jans teaching period. Earlier than Tuesday, the final time NM State let a foe hit the century mark got here in 2017 when it claimed a 107-101 WAC win at UTRGV on Feb. 18. Since 2010, solely three NM State opponents (Nevada, New Mexico and UTRGV) have amassed 100 or extra factors in a recreation.
• Now in his fifth season in an NM State uniform, Johnny McCants has damaged into this system’s top-ten leaders in blocked pictures. McCants, a Las Cruces, N.M., product has 96 rejections to his credit score as a collegian that are the ninth-most all-time by any Aggie. He’s hoping to turn out to be the eighth participant in program historical past to report 100 or extra blocked pictures in a profession.

LAST TIME OUT | NM State 93, Northern New Mexico 60 | Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021
• Northern New Mexico scored the primary factors of the sport on a three-pointer lower than a minute in, however NM State took management after that by occurring a 24-0 run to cruise to a 93-60 win over the Eagles Saturday night contained in the Pan American Middle.
• Three of the Aggies’ common starters – Johnny McCants, Nate Pryor and Jabari Rice – didn’t go well with up (relaxation), letting the remainder of the Aggies take heart stage as NM State sought to enhance its bench play.
Teddy Allen, although, did begin and neared a triple-double in his 27 minutes of motion. The guard out of Phoenix, Ariz., completed with a game-high 19 factors to associate with seven rebounds and a career-high eight assists.
• Allen’s scoring effort was one among 5 double-digits outings from varied Aggies on the roster. Freshman Marchelus Avery impressed in his first begin as an NM State participant, going for 17 factors on a 7-of-12 effort from the sector. Avery added eight rebounds, too, and was one among three NM State gamers who amassed eight or extra boards.
• No Aggie took to the sky for extra rebounds than Mario McKinney Jr. The guard racked up a recreation and career-high 12 rebounds in 28 minutes of motion.
Yuat Alok used his superior measurement to attain at will all through the sport, too. The 6’11 ahead completed with 16 factors on a 6-of-8 effort from the sector and was one among two gamers on the Aggies’ bench who completed with double-digit factors.
• With Allen, Avery and McKinney manning issues on the glass, NM State loved a 51-32 (+19) rebounding edge over the Eagles. The Aggies’ 51 rebounds had been a season-high and probably the most in a recreation for the group since 2018.
Clayton Henry bought his first prolonged motion of the season in Saturday’s win, too, enjoying 23 minutes and finshing with three factors, 4 rebounds, two steals and a blocked shot. Henry missed the group’s first 9 video games of the season with a view to rehab a foot damage he suffered in summer season exercises.
Virshon Cotton made his first on-court look for the Aggies since Nov. 21, 2021, and went for a season-high 11 factors on a 4-of-10 taking pictures night time. Cotton dished out a trio of assists within the victory as properly.
• NM State’s 33-point margin of victory was its largest of the season and its most lopsided win since defeating Benedictine Mesa by a 91-57 rating on Dec. 1, 2020.
• NM State compelled 21 turnovers within the win, marking the primary time an opponents has thrown the ball away 20 or extra instances in a recreation since Dec. 29, 2019 (additionally Northern New Mexico).

SCOUTING UT PERMIAN BASIN | ROSTER | SCHEDULE | STATISTICS
• In his first season because the Falcons’ head coach, Kyle Tolin has an 8-3 report in hand as he leads his program into the Pan American Middle within the hopes of scoring a big-time upset.
• North Dakota State switch Jordan Horn will probably be making his second look contained in the Pan American Middle Monday night time, this time in a Falcons uniform. The guard leads the group in scoring at a clip of 18.5 factors per recreation.
• Along with Horn, Miles Daniels (15.0 ppg) and DaJuan Jones (14.2 ppg) are two different key scoring items for the Falcons. Jones has made a reputation for himself as top-of-the-line distributors in NCAA Division II, dispensing assists at a fee of 8.7 per recreation.
• UT Permian Basin’s offense places in factors at a fee of 82.2 per recreation and its three losses this season have come by a mixed whole of eight factors.
• Monday night time’s contest will go within the books as an exhibition recreation for UT Permian Basin.

COMING UP NEXT
• Earlier than the calendar flips to 2022, NM State units out on one other journey to the Pacific Northwest to start out Western Athletic Convention (WAC) motion. The Aggies start their 18-game slate of WAC tilts Thursday, Dec. 30, at 8:00 p.m. once they tackle Seattle U contained in the Redhawk Middle.

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