2009–10 New Mexico State Aggies men's basketball team


The 2009–10 New Mexico State Aggies men's basketball team represented New Mexico State University in the 2009–10 college basketball season. This was Marvin Menzies 3rd season as head coach. The Aggies played their home games at Pan American Center and competed in the Western Athletic Conference. They finished the season 22–12, 11–5 in WAC play. They won the 2010 WAC men's basketball tournament to earn the conference's automatic bid to the 2010 NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament. They earned a 12 seed in the Midwest Region where they were defeated by 5 seed and AP #13 Michigan State in the first round.

2009–10 New Mexico State Aggies men's basketball
New Mexico State Aggies wordmark.svg
WAC Tournament Champions
NCAA tournament, Round of 64
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
Record22–12 (11–5 WAC)
Head coach
Assistant coaches
Home arenaPan American Center
Seasons
2009–10 WAC men's basketball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
Utah State 14 2   .875 27 7   .794
Nevada 11 5   .688 21 13   .618
New Mexico State 11 5   .688 22 11   .667
Louisiana Tech 9 7   .563 24 11   .686
Fresno State 7 9   .438 15 18   .455
San Jose State 6 10   .375 14 17   .452
Idaho 6 10   .375 15 16   .484
Boise State 5 11   .313 15 17   .469
Hawai'i 3 13   .188 10 20   .333
2010 WAC tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

Pre-seasonEdit

In the WAC preseason polls, released October 20 via media teleconference[1] New Mexico State was selected to finish 3rd in the coaches and media poll. Jr. Jahmar Young was selected to the coaches and media All-WAC first team.

2009–10 TeamEdit

RosterEdit

Source[2]

# Name Height Weight (lbs.) Position Class Hometown Previous Team(s)
0 Tray Britt 6'3" 200 G Sr. Richmond, California Hogan HS
1 Jahmar Young 6'5" 180 G Jr. Baltimore, Maryland Laurinburg Prep
3 Da'Shawn Gomez 6'1" 180 G Fr. Inglewood, California Inglewood HS
5 Lamine Diame 6'6" 200 F Fr. Saint-Louis, Senegal De La Fosse
10 Bandja Sy 6'8" 210 F Fr. Cergy, France Stoneridge Prep
11 Justin Standley 6'3" 190 G Fr. Oakland, California McClymonds HS
13 Hernst Laroche 6'1" 165 G So. Montreal, Quebec Page-Concordia
Vanier
15 Kelly Merker 6'4" 205 F Sr. Santa Fe, New Mexico Monte del Sol HS
21 Makhtar Diop 6'6" 185 G So. Dakar, Senegal St. Jeanne d'Arc Institute
22 Jonathan Gibson 6'1" 180 G Sr. West Covina, California Calvary Christian Prep
24 Robert Lumpkins 6'7" 210 F Jr. Washington, D.C. Kilgore College
31 Wendell McKines 6'6" 225 F Jr. Oakland, California Richmond HS
32 Hamidu Rahman 6'11" 255 C So. Somerset, New Jersey American Christian HS
33 Troy Gillenwater 6'8" 230 F So. Boston, Massachusetts Stoneridge Prep
34 Aaron Gordo Castillo 6'5" 180 G Jr. Las Cruces, New Mexico Las Cruces HS
35 B. J. West 6'11" 220 F Fr. Cheneyville, Louisiana Rapides HS
45 Tyrone Watson 6'5" 225 F Fr. Hamilton, Ontario Cathedral HS
55 Abdoulaye N'doye 7'0" 215 C Fr. Dakar, Senegal ISM

Coaching staffEdit

Name Position Year at NMSU Alma Mater (Year)
Marvin Menzies Head Coach 3rd UCLA (1987)
Mick Durham Assistant Coach 2nd Montana State (1979)
Chris Pompey Assistant Coach 4th Pittsburgh (1984)
Paul Weir Assistant Coach 3rd York (2004)

2009–10 schedule and resultsEdit

Source[3]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Mon, Nov 2
7:00pm
Western New Mexico W 111–83 
Pan American Center (4,738)
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Regular Season
Fri, Nov 13*
9:30pm
at Saint Mary's L 68–100  0–1
McKeon Pavilion (3,500)
Moraga, California
Tue, Nov 17*
7:00pm
New Mexico
Rio Grande Rivalry
L 87–97  0–2
Pan American Center (8,469)
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Sat, Nov 21*
2:00pm
Oklahoma Panhandle State W 83–73  1–2
Pan American Center (4,738)
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Tue, Nov 24*
8:00pm
at Cal State Fullerton L 73–84  1–3
Titan Gym (1,001)
Fullerton, California
Thu, Nov 26*
7:00pm
North Carolina A&T W 84–68  2–3
Pan American Center (4,462)
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Tue, Dec 1*
7:00pm
UTEP
Battle of I-10
W 79–58  2–4
Pan American Center (7,195)
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Sat, Dec 5*
7:00pm, The Mtn.
at New Mexico
Rio Grande Rivalry
L 58–75  2–5
The Pit (14,586)
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Sun, Dec 13*
7:00pm
at UTEP
Battle of I-10
W 87–80  3–5
Don Haskins Center (10,459)
El Paso, Texas
Tue, Dec 15*
8:30pm
at UCLA L 68–100  3–6
Pauley Pavilion (5,933)
Los Angeles, California
Fri, Dec 18*
8:30pm
at Pepperdine W 78–72  4–6
Firestone Fieldhouse (471)
Malibu, California
Mon, Dec 21*
7:00pm
Alcorn State W 97–72  5–6
Pan American Center (4,730)
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Wed, Dec 23*
7:00pm
Texas Southern
Lou Henson Classic
W 79–75  6–6
Pan American Center (4,781)
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Mon, Dec 28*
7:00pm
Prairie View A&M W 95–76  7–6
Pan American Center (4,649)
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Sat, Jan 2
9:00pm, ESPNU
Utah State W 55–52  8–6 (1–0)
Pan American Center (5,070)
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Mon, Jan 4
9:00pm, ESPNU
Nevada L 67–77  8–7 (1–1)
Pan American Center (4,788)
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Sat, Jan 9
7:00pm
at Boise State W 88–85  9–7 (2–1)
Taco Bell Arena (3,896)
Boise, Idaho
Mon, Jan 11
8:00pm
at Idaho W 75–72  10–7 (3–1)
Cowan Spectrum (1,296)
Moscow, Idaho
Sat, Jan 16
7:00pm
Fresno State W 86–77  11–7 (4–1)
Pan American Center (6,106)
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Thu, Jan 21
10:00pm
at Hawai'i W 71–69  12–7 (5–1)
Stan Sheriff Center (5,288)
Honolulu, Hawaii
Sat, Jan 23
8:30pm
at San Jose State L 84–93  12–8 (5–2)
The Event Center (2,285)
San Jose, California
Sat, Jan 30
7:00pm
at Louisiana Tech W 91–77  13–8 (6–2)
Thomas Assembly Center (5,028)
Ruston, Louisiana
Sat, Feb 6
7:00pm
San Jose State W 94–82  14–8 (7–2)
Pan American Center (6,255)
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Mon, Feb 8
7:00pm, ESPN+
Louisiana Tech W 70–68  15–8 (8–2)
Pan American Center (5,549)
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Thu, Feb 11
8:00pm
at Fresno State L 64–83  15–9 (8–3)
Save Mart Center (7,889)
Fresno, California
Mon, Feb 15
7:00pm
Hawai'i W 88–64  16–9 (9–3)
Pan American Center (5,561)
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Sat, Feb 20*
8:00pm, ESPNU
at Pacific
ESPN BracketBusters
W 84–78  17–9
Alex G. Spanos Center (4,014)
Stockton, California
Wed, Feb 24
9:00pm, ESPN2
Idaho W 74–57  18–9 (10–3)
Pan American Center (5,834)
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Sat, Feb 27
7:00pm
Boise State W 95–92  19–9 (11–3)
Pan American Center (6,691)
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Thu, Mar 4
8:00pm
at Nevada L 92–100  19–10 (11–4)
Lawlor Events Center (5,878)
Reno, Nevada
Sat, Mar 6
7:00pm
at Utah State L 63–81  19–11 (11–5)
Smith Spectrum (10,270)
Logan, Utah
2010 WAC men's basketball tournament
Thu, Mar 11
9:30pm
vs. San Jose State
Quarterfinals
W 90–69  20–11
Lawlor Events Center (NA)
Reno, Nevada
Fri, Mar 12
8:00pm, ESPN2
at Nevada
Semifinals
W 80–79  21–11
Lawlor Events Center (5,897)
Reno, Nevada
Sat, Mar 13
7:00pm, ESPN2
vs. Utah State
Championship Game
W 69–63  22–11
Lawlor Events Center (2,748)
Reno, Nevada
2010 NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament
Fri, Mar 19*
5:20pm, CBS
vs. No. 13 Michigan State
First round
L 67–70  22–12
Spokane Arena (10,861)
Spokane, Washington
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

Season highlightsEdit

On December 14, Jr. Jahmar Young was named the WAC player of the week for the fifth week of the season with weekly averages of 24.0 PPG, 1.0 RPG, 3.0 AST, and 47.0 FG%.[4]

On February 1, So. Hamidu Rahman was named the WAC player of the week for the twelfth week of the season with weekly averages of 22.0 PPG, 12.0 RPG, and 66.7 FG%.[5]

On February 8, Jr. Jahmar Young was named the WAC player of the week for the thirteenth week of the season with weekly averages of 25.0 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 5.0 AST, and 61.5 FG%.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2009-10 WAC Basketball Preseason Polls Announced - WACSports.com Official Web Site of the Western Athletic Conference". Archived from the original on 2012-02-25. Retrieved 2009-12-01.
  2. ^ "Men's Basketball - Roster & Bios - NMStateSports.com - The Official Website of New Mexico State Athletics". Archived from the original on 2015-07-18. Retrieved 2009-12-01.
  3. ^ "2009-10 Schedule". Archived from the original on 21 November 2009. Retrieved 1 December 2009.
  4. ^ "Verizon Wireless WAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week Announced - WACSports.com Official Web Site of the Western Athletic Conference". Archived from the original on 2012-02-25. Retrieved 2009-12-14.
  5. ^ "Verizon Wireless WAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week Announced - WACSports.com Official Web Site of the Western Athletic Conference". Archived from the original on 2012-02-25. Retrieved 2010-02-02.
  6. ^ "Verizon Wireless WAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week Announced - WACSports.com Official Web Site of the Western Athletic Conference". Archived from the original on 2012-02-25. Retrieved 2010-02-09.