2011–12 New Mexico State Aggies men's basketball team

The 2011–12 New Mexico State Aggies men's basketball team represented New Mexico State University during the 2011–12 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Aggies, led by fifth year head coach Marvin Menzies, played their home games at Pan American Center and are members of the Western Athletic Conference. They finished the season 26–10, 10–4 in WAC play to finish in second place. They were champions of WAC Basketball tournament to earn the conference's automatic bid into the 2012 NCAA tournament where they lost in the second round to Indiana.

2011–12 New Mexico State Aggies men's basketball
New Mexico State Aggies wordmark.svg
WAC tournament champions
NCAA Tournament, Round of 64
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
Record26–10 (10–4 WAC)
Head coach
Assistant coaches
Home arenaPan American Center
Seasons
2011–12 WAC men's basketball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
Nevada 13 1   .929 28 7   .800
New Mexico State 10 4   .714 26 10   .722
Idaho 9 5   .643 19 14   .576
Utah State 8 6   .571 21 16   .568
Louisiana Tech 6 8   .429 18 16   .529
Hawaii 6 8   .429 16 16   .500
Fresno State 3 11   .214 13 20   .394
San Jose State 1 13   .071 9 22   .290
2012 WAC tournament winner
Rankings from AP poll

Previous seasonEdit

The Aggies finished the season 16-17, 9-7 in WAC play to finish tied for third place.

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Drew Herig 5 G 6'0" 183 Freshman Albuquerque, NM Transferred to Lamar CC
Makhtar Diop 21 G 6'6" 195 Junior Dakar, Senegal Left the program
Troy Gillenwater 33 F 6'8" 238 Junior Boston, MA Left to turn professional
Gordo Castillo 34 G 6'5" 190 Senior Las Cruces, NM Graduated
Abdoulaye N'doye 55 C 7'0" 215 Sophomore Dakar, Senegal Left the program

Incoming TransfersEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
K.C. Ross-Miller G 6'0" 180 Sophomore Grand Prairie, Texas Transfer from New Orleans. Will need to sit out a year to be eligible

2011 Recruiting ClassEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Remi Barry
F
Paris, France Del Oro HS 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Aug 18, 2010 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    RivalsN/A   247Sports:     ESPN grade: 85
D.J. Lewis
G
New Orleans, LA New Horizon Prep 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg)  
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Terrel de Rouen
G
Las Cruces, NM Onate HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 165 lb (75 kg)  
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Daniel Mullings
G
Toronto, ON Sir Wilfrid Laurier 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg)  
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Eric Weary
G
New Orleans, LA Warren Easton Charter 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg)  
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Emery Coleman
G
Tularosa, NM Tularosa HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Apr 26, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Temjae Singleton
G
Woodland Hills, CA Camino Real HS 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Apr 30, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2011 New Mexico State Basketball Commits". ESPN.com.

RosterEdit

2011–12 New Mexico State Aggies men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
F 1 Christian Kabongo 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 199 lb (90 kg) So Central Commerce Collegiate Toronto, ON
F 3 Remi Barry 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Del Oro High School Paris, France
G 5 D.J. Lewis 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr New Horizon Prep New Orleans, LA
F 10 Bandja Sy 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 214 lb (97 kg) Jr Stoneridge Prep Cergy, France
G 13 Hernst Laroche 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Sr Vanier College Montreal, Quebec
G 14 Terrel de Rouen 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Fr Onate High School Las Cruces, NM
C 15 Tshilidzi Nephawe 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 268 lb (122 kg) So Stoneridge Prep Johannesburg, South Africa
G 23 Daniel Mullings 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr Sir Wilfrid Laurier Collegiate Institute Toronto, ON
G 25 Renaldo Dixon 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 210 lb (95 kg) So Christian Faith Academy Toronto, ON
F 31 Wendell McKines 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Sr Richmond HS Oakland, CA
C 32 Hamidu Rahman 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Sr American Christian School Somerset, NJ
F 45 Tyrone Watson 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Jr Cathedral High School Hamilton, Ontario
G K.C. Ross-Miller (I) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) So New Orleans
God's Academy
Grand Prairie, Texas
F B.J. West   6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Jr God's Academy Cheneyville, LA
G Eric Weary   6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Warren Easton Charter New Orleans, LA
G Emery Coleman   6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Tularosa High School Tularosa, NM
G Temjae Singleton   6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr El Camino Real HS Woodland Hills, CA
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

ScheduleEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/02/2011*
7:00 pm
Eastern New Mexico W 115–64 
 19  McKines   9  McKines   7  Kabongo  Pan American Center (5,742)
Las Cruces, NM
Regular season
11/12/2011*
7:00 pm
at Northern Colorado W 89–75  1–0
 20  Kabongo   10  McKines   5  Laroche  Butler–Hancock Sports Pavilion (2,259)
Greeley, CO
11/16/2011*
8:00 pm, The Mtn.
at New Mexico
Rio Grande Rivalry
W 62–53  2–0
 14  McKines   9  McKines   6  Laroche  The Pit (15,303)
Albuquerque, NM
11/19/2011*
6:00 pm, ALT2/ESPN3
UTEP
The Battle of I-10
W 89–73  3–0
 23  McKines   13  McKines   6  Kabongo  Pan American Center (6,967)
Las Cruces, NM
11/24/2011*
8:30 pm, FCS Pacific
vs. Central Michigan
Great Alaska Shootout First Round
W 78–49  4–0
 15  Sy   12  McKines   4  Laroche  Sullivan Arena (4,271)
Anchorage, AK
11/25/2011*
10:00 pm, FCS Pacific
vs. Southern Miss
Great Alaska Shootout Semifinals
L 49–62  4–1
 19  Kabongo   5  McKines/Rahman   5  Kabongo/Laroche  Sullivan Arena (4,744)
Anchorage, AK
11/26/2011*
7:30 pm, FCS Pacific
vs. San Francisco
Great Alaska Shootout 3rd Place Game
W 71–60  5–1
 23  Kabongo   8  McKines   7  Laroche  Sullivan Arena (4,327)
Anchorage, AK
11/29/2011*
7:00 pm, KVIA 7.3/ALT2/ESPN3
Arizona L 76–83  5–2
 28  McKines   10  McKines   3  Kabongo/Mullings  Pan American Center (7,966)
Las Cruces, NM
12/04/2011*
12:00 pm
at Southern Miss L 66–74  5–3
 21  Kabongo   6  Kabongo   3  Kabongo  Reed Green Coliseum (2,606)
Hattiesburg, MS
12/11/2011*
3:00 pm
at UTEP
The Battle of I-10
L 69–73  5–4
 16  Laroche   11  McKines   7  Kabongo  Don Haskins Center (7,839)
El Paso, TX
12/14/2011*
7:00 pm, KVIA 7.3/ALT2/ESPN3
Western New Mexico W 92–65  6–4
 18  McKines/Laroche   13  Rahman   3  Laroche/Watson  Pan American Center (4,671)
Las Cruces, NM
12/19/2011*
5:00 pm, KVIA 7.3/ESPN3
Southern W 91–66  7–4
 20  McKines   16  McKines   5  Watson  Pan American Center (4,544)
Las Cruces, NM
12/21/2011*
7:00 pm
McNeese State W 82–62  8–4
 23  McKines   17  McKines   6  Laroche  Pan American Center (4,844)
Las Cruces, NM
12/28/2011*
7:00 pm, KVIA 7.3/ALT2/ESPN3
New Mexico
Rio Grande Rivalry
L 69–89  8–5
 25  McKines   15  McKines   2  3 Tied  Pan American Center (8,361)
Las Cruces, NM
12/31/2011*
12:00 pm
Arkansas–Pine Bluff W 81–65  9–5
 22  McKines   14  McKines   4  McKines/Laroche  Pan American Center (4,409)
Las Cruces, NM
01/02/2012*
8:00 pm
at Cal State Bakersfield W 73–72  10–5
 21  Mullings   7  McKines   6  Watson  Icardo Center (1,262)
Bakersfield, CA
01/07/2012
6:00 pm
at Louisiana Tech W 83–73  11–5 (1–0)
 25  McKines   14  McKines   4  McKines  Thomas Assembly Center (2,263)
Ruston, LA
01/12/2012
7:00 pm, KVIA 7.3/ALT2/ESPN3
Utah State W 80–60  12–5 (2–0)
 17  Mullings   11  McKines   6  Laroche  Pan American Center (5,214)
Las Cruces, NM
01/14/2012
7:00 pm, KVIA 7.2/ALT2/ESPN3
Idaho W 80–68  13–5 (3–0)
 23  McKines   10  McKines   5  Watson  Pan American Center (5,306)
Las Cruces, NM
01/19/2012
8:30 pm
at San Jose State W 79–63  14–5 (4–0)
 24  McKines   8  McKines/Rahman   4  Watson/Laroche  Event Center Arena (1,186)
San Jose, CA
01/21/2012
10:00 pm, KVIA 7.3/OC Sports
at Hawaii L 87–91  14–6 (4–1)
 17  Sy   10  Sy   5  Watson  Stan Sheriff Center (7,346)
Honolulu, HI
01/26/2012
7:00 pm, KVIA 7.3/ALT2/WSN/ESPN3
Nevada L 60–68  14–7 (4–2)
 21  Laroche   8  McKines   3  Laroche  Pan American Center (6,192)
Las Cruces, NM
01/28/2012
7:30 pm, KVIA 7.2/WSN/ESPN3
Fresno State W 60–56  15–7 (5–2)
 20  McKines   10  McKines   6  Watson  Pan American Center (5,331)
Las Cruces, NM
02/01/2012*
6:30 pm, KVIA 7.3/ESPN3
Cal State Bakersfield W 78–57  16–7
 20  McKines   14  McKines   4  Laroche  Pan American Center (5,049)
Las Cruces, NM
02/04/2012
7:00 pm, KVIA 7.2/ESPN3
Louisiana Tech W 83–72  17–7 (6–2)
 20  Rahman   10  McKines   7  Watson  Pan American Center (5,010)
Las Cruces, NM
02/09/2012
9:00 pm
at Idaho L 58–59  17–8 (6–3)
 12  McKines/Rahman   9  McKines   8  Watson  Cowan Spectrum (1,159)
Moscow, ID
02/11/2012
1:00 pm, ESPN2
at Utah State W 80–69  18–8 (7–3)
 20  McKines   9  McKines   7  Laroche  Smith Spectrum (10,067)
Logan, UT
02/14/2012*
7:00 pm, KVIA 7.3/ESPN3
Northern New Mexico W 100–68  19–8
 19  Sy   9  Watson/Dixon   4  Sy/Laroche  Pan American Center (4,469)
Las Cruces, NM
02/18/2012*
1:00 pm, ESPNU
Drake
ESPN BracketBusters
W 71–55  20–8
 25  McKines   12  McKines   7  Watson  Pan American Center (5,119)
Las Cruces, NM
02/23/2012
7:00 pm, KVIA 7.3/ESPN3
Hawaiʻi W 115–73  21–8 (8–3)
 28  Mullings   12  Mullings   10  Mullings  Pan American Center (5,223)
Las Cruces, NM
02/25/2012
7:00 pm, KVIA 7.2/ESPN3
San Jose State W 79–68  22–8 (9–3)
 22  Rahman   15  McKines   4  Mullings  Pan American Center (6,049)
Las Cruces, NM
03/01/2012
9:00 pm, ESPN2
at Nevada L 61–65  22–9 (9–4)
 19  McKines   13  McKines   5  Laroche/Watson  Lawlor Events Center (8,074)
Reno, NV
03/03/2012
8:00 pm
at Fresno State W 83–78 OT 23–9 (10–4)
 22  Sy   18  McKines   5  Watson  Save Mart Center (6,135)
Fresno, CA
WAC Tournament
03/08/2012
2:30 pm
vs. Fresno State
Quarterfinals
W 65–49  24–9
 15  McKines   13  McKines   3  Laroche  Orleans Arena (1,902)
Paradise, NV
03/09/2012
6:00 pm, WSN
vs. Hawaiʻi
Semifinals
W 92–81  25–9
 22  McKines   10  Mullings   6  McKines/Laroche  Orleans Arena (2,352)
Las Vegas, NV
03/10/2012
9:00 pm, ESPN2
vs. Louisiana Tech
Championship Game
W 82–57  26–9
 27  McKines   14  McKines   6  Laroche  Orleans Arena (1,405)
Las Vegas, NV
NCAA Tournament
03/15/2012*
7:45 pm, CBS
No. (S 13) vs. No. 16 (S 4) Indiana
Second Round
L 66–79  26–10
 15  McKines   7  McKines   3  Mullings  Rose Garden (17,519)
Portland, OR
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Mountain Time (#) during NCAA Tournament is seed with Region.

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