Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Some comments from Aggies assistant Mick Durham
On Moultrie
"I think he is the featured guy now, not to take anything away from Culpepper. Last year as a freshman he wasn't too much of a factor but now with a year under his belt, his game is expanding. They do a lot of dribble drive motion that comes from Memphis. He is on the perimeter handling the ball but he is still around the high post and the low post. I think his shooting will get better as years go on."

It also sounds like the Aggies will play more man this year and that slowing point guard Stone is important. Off the bench, the Miners have jc transfer Jeremy Williams (6-7, 215) at power forward and Isaac Gordon as a guard off the bench. Gabriel McCulley, a wing, has been injured and 6-7 freshman guard Marcus Ruppel will also get some minutes.

"They spread you out and try to penetrate. We didn't play man last year but we might mix it up more this year. DJ (graduated senior guard Stefon Jackson) scared us last year so we played more zone."

UTEP 11-2 15:23
Aggies still havent had a field goal or even a clean look. UTEP's pressure is impressive so far

NMSU made it 3-point game and started shooting freethwos with 13 minutes left in the first half

UTEP 33-19 339 Stone is a tough matchup for NMSU. hes scored the last six points. NMSU closed to within two but a 10-0 utep run opened it back up

UTEP 39-24 at half
UTEP outscored NMSU 22-9 in the last eight minutes...NMSU was 28 percent in the first half

UTEP 71-47 5:15
JY and Gib are struggling....not a good night for NMSU. And Bandja Sy still has a lot to learn...apparently about the game as well after trying to save a backcourt violation, even though it was on an inbounds

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — Randy Culpepper led Texas-El Paso with 18 points in a 79-58 victory over New Mexico State on Tuesday at the Pan American Center in Las Cruces, N.M.
UTEP junior guard Julyan Stone added 17 points and Chrisitan Polk added 11 to help UTEP start 5-0 for the first time since a 6-0 start in 2000-01.
Jahmar Young led the Aggies with 17 points.
UTEP (5-0) never trailed and led by as many as 18 in the first half. The Miners outscored NMSU 22-9 in the last eight minutes of the first half, including a 19-5 run where the Aggies (2-4) didn’t score a field goal.
The Aggies closed to within 13 early in the second half, but the Miners extended their lead to 21 with 13:27 left after outscoring NMSU 13-9 in the first 6:30 of the second half and led by 27 late in the second half.
The Miners shot 44.3 percent for the game, holding the Aggies to 28.6 percent.
UTEP outrebounded NMSU 48-38 and scored 27 points off 17 NMSU turnovers.


Anonymous said...

A 21 point losss at home, even the most hardcore menzies fans cant back him after a night like tonight. I wish I had taken someones advice on the other post and stayed home to watch the victorias secret show. At least I would have enjoyed watching that. For those who will call me fair weathered, know that I've had season tickets since 99-00, and have driven up from EP for the games for the last 4 years.

Anonymous said...

This team quit on Menzies already.


Anonymous said...

Whats next with this team? Gillenwater and Big Wen will not be eligible after all?

Anonymous said...

Our Aggie team is horrible!! we are getting blown out by everybody. I'm not bothering driving down the street to watch them play the lobos this weekend. This will be the first Lobo game I miss in 10 years. We are not even competing.

Anonymous said...

I will say it again,,,,,menzies has got to go!!!!!!!! So Does Boston!!!!! I walked down to Mr. Boston tonight at the 5 min mark and mentioned to him that it was time for the MM Experiment to come to an end. He blew a frigggin gasket and started shouting, "don't start that crap", and then looked at Taylor and insisted to Herb to "get this guy away from me, I said get this guy away from me right NOW" Boston said. I continued on and told him that this was not Aggie Basketball
and it was unaccceptable. He again told Herb to have me removed!!! As I walked away I turned back and Informed him that I have forgotten more about Aggie Basketball than he KNOWS!!!!

Who does Boston think he is??? I am a season ticket holder and have been on for over 20 years. I think that I pay part of his Salary.

It is time for Mr Boston to GO!! He need to take Marvin with him.

d merry

Anonymous said...

Some serious stink in the Pan Am Center tonight.

It's good to see that the football team won't be outdone by the basketball team.

Anonymous said...

This new TV guys sucks. We want Jeff back.