Talk about balance.
Five NMSU players scored in double figures in a 94-82 win over San Jose State tonight.
What I like is that it didn't seem like any were out of the flow of what the Aggies were doing, which is a great sign with 20 assists and 12 turnovers. Three players had five assists with Wendell McKines, Jahmar Young in Jonathan Gibson.
Tonight was a preview of things to come I think. San Jose State had to hit seven 3-pointers and attempt 14 to hang with the Aggies, who attempted just nine 3s in the second half, opting to give touches inside. Frontcourt players Hamidu Rahman (11 points, 13 rebounds), Troy Gillenwater (19 points, 11 rebounds) and Wendell McKines (10 points, eight rebounds) wore down the Spartans inside — fouling out Chris Oakes with 1:54 to play.
That kind of depth up front is scary. I kind of underplayed JY's 25 points tonight and that just shows how balanced this team has become with the addition of Troy Gillenwater.