Perhaps the Chicago State game will serve as a wake up call that even though New Mexico State is more talented from top to bottom nightly, the Aggies can't count on jumping out to a 20 point lead every night.
NMSU wins and possibly starts another win streak, 85-73
Hang on defensively: Sim Bhullar should return to the lineup next week. Without him in the game, the Aggies have gone from a great defensive team to an average defensive team. When they play small with Renaldo Dixon at the center position, the Aggies have the appearance of another WAC team, completely losing the advantage that helped NMSU get off to a good start this season.
Take care of the ball: Coming off a 19 turnover game against Chicago State, this should be an obvious emphasis. It's make even more critical since UMKC likes to extend pressure full court where they force 15 turnovers per game. Two areas the Aggies were careless with the ball on Thursday with in the post against double teams, which should happen again tonight, or when Aggies guards drove to the paint and gave up the ball.
Score on the interior: Chicago State took Renaldo Dixon out of the game, where he eventually would stay. I think the Aggies need to get Chili Nephawe and Dixon going early on. NMSU is shooting the ball very well right now, but 23 attempts from this team is not how the Aggies were built.