New Mexico State Aggies Basketball Tickets
Home Games: Pan-American Center
Head Coach: Chris Jans
Conference Titles: 14
All-Time Greats: Eric Channing, Jimmy Collins, Sam Lacey, James Moore, John Williamson
Rivals: University of New Mexico, University of Texas El Paso (UTEP)
New Mexico State University Aggies Basketball TicketsThe New Mexico State University Aggies are preparing for victory. Founded in 1904, the Aggies men’s basketball team gained national attention in 1970 by advancing to the NCAA Men’s Division II Final Four. Also making an appearance in the Sweet Sixteen in 1992, the Aggies team is one of just 34 squads to have multiple retired jerseys from players who advanced to the NBA. The team managed to keep up with its reputation when it made it all the way to the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament in 2019. Whether the Aggies are playing at home in the Pan-American Center or are on the road to take on rivals, the New Mexico State Aggies are merited in the "Aggie Fight Song" that the team so loves. Purchase New Mexico State Aggies basketball tickets at StubHub.
Who is the head coach for the New Mexico State Aggies basketball team?Loras College graduate and basketball alumnus, Christopher (Chris) Jans is the current coach for the New Mexico State Aggies. Hired in 2017 to help the Aggies excel, Chris led his previous team of Bowling Green to achieve the most wins accomplished in 13 years. Looking for a fresh start at New Mexico State, Jans has obtained a 58-11 coaching record. Prior New Mexico State Aggies coaches include Paul Weir (2016-17), Marvin Menzies (2007-16) and Reggie Theus (2005-07).
What is the tailgating scene like for the New Mexico State Aggies?Contrary to the stance that other universities take, New Mexico State University encourages family, friends and students to have a good time tailgating before athletic events. To keep attendees safe, general areas and times are present for tailgating guidelines. Although tailgating is more prevalent at football games, Aggies fans love to cheer on the team and to show support.
Have the New Mexico State Aggies ever won a national title?Despite 23 tournament appearances and one Final Four game, the New Mexico State Aggies team has not won a national title. However, between the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) regular season championships and Western Athletic Conference (WAC) tournament championships, the Aggies have landed 14 conference titles throughout the team's history.
How big is the Pan-American Center?Located in Las Cruces, N. Mex., the Pan-American Center offers one of the finest arenas in the American Southwest as a venue for Aggie basketball, volleyball and major entertainers. Built in 1968, the Pan-American Center was renovated in 2006-07 and can seat 13,140 attendees. Named after the highway it borders, The Pan-American Highway (Interstate 25), this center sits close to the Aggie Memorial Stadium.
Do the New Mexico State Aggies have any rival teams?Dating back to a football competition in 1984, the University of New Mexico and New Mexico State University have experienced an intense rivalry. Officially starting in 2007-08, the Rio Grande Rivalry is a head-to-head competition for these two teams in every sport in an annual event. Also close in proximity and rivalry are the University of Texas El Paso (UTEP) Miners. Referred to as the battle of decade, the UTEP Miners and NMSU Aggies maintain their competitive natures with an annual event known as the Battle of I-10.
What conference do the New Mexico State Aggies play in?Currently part of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC), The New Mexico State Aggies basketball team has performed well within this conference. This team was previously a member of the Sunbelt Conference but joined the WAC along with Utah State in 2005.
Who are some of the most notable players who have been a part of the Aggies?One of the most notable New Mexico State Aggies basketball players is none other than Eric Channing. In 2002, he received the highest honor in college basketball for the second year in a row, the Verizon Academic All-American Men’s Basketball Team. Channing is one of just four Aggies to earn this prestigious award more than one time. Other award-winning players over the years include Jimmy Collins, Sam Lacey, James Moore and John Williamson.
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