In anticipations of a weakened league slate, New Mexico State coach Marvin Menzies has scheduled aggressively for next season.
There are rumors of a couple other games against very good mid majors that will make this season's schedule arguably the toughest since Menzies' first year when the Aggies played away at Duke, Louisville and on neutral court against Texas and West Virginia.
But so far here is a tentative look at some of the opponents/dates on the Aggies non-conference schedule:
Nov. 9-11 Three games in Hawaii's Rainbow Classic against Western Michigan, Tennessee State and Hawaii. The Hawaii game should be on ESPN as part of tipoff marathon.
Dec. 4 vs New Mexico
Dec. 11 at Arizona ($95,000 guarantee game for Aggies)
Dec. 17 at New Mexico
I believe December will also include both I-10 rivalry games against UTEP
Other Home opponents
South Alabama (return game from last season)
Drake (return game from BracketBuster two years ago)
I expect the Aggies to fill out their schedule with up to four home games against lower tier teams