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College Basketball: Insult to injury

Of the seven dunks New Mexico State had in Thursday night’s game against Texas State, this one by sophomore guard Daniel Mullings probably stung the most.

With the Bobcats down 79-65 with 1:50 remaining in the second half, Mullings picked up a loose ball junior guard Phil Hawkins dribbled off his own ankle. Mullings raced down court and threw down a 360-degree jam with Texas State senior forward Matt Staff in tow.

Mullings sent the Aggie bench — and those inside Strahan Coliseum — into hysterics.

Maybe it was a wake-up call for the Bobcats, who lost five consecutive home games and eight out of their last nine inside their own gym. Texas State owned its home court last year, extending its home winning streak to as many as 16 games.

The Bobcats host the Denver Pioneers this afternoon at 2 p.m.

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College Basketball: Split with the Aggies

Texas State’s basketball teams can’t get it together on the same night.

For the fourth time this season, the men and women split against a conference opponent. Thursday night it happened in games with New Mexico State. The men suffered an 86-72 loss at home, while the women broke a three-game losing streak with a 58-49 road win.

Texas State senior forward Matt Staff throws down a dunk in Thursday night's loss (Photo by Gerald Castillo).

Texas State senior forward Matt Staff throws down a dunk in Thursday night’s loss (Photo by Gerald Castillo).

In San Marcos, the Bobcats didn’t get the usual production from junior forward Joel Wright and couldn’t gain any traction. Wright fouled out in 28 minutes with only 14 points on 3-of-18 shooting and only two other players scored in double figures (senior forward Matt Staff and junior forward Corey Stern). Staff had his best performance in a conference game all season, as he pumped in 20 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, dished four assists and nabbed two steals.

“Joel was unbelievable on the road and he struggled tonight,” head coach Doug Davalos said. “The sad part is, we didn’t have enough guys to pick him up on a struggling night.”

Texas State only made 24 of its 66 attempts and missed 21 shots in the paint. That wasn’t the case with the Aggies, as they shot 55.6 percent in the game and threw down several huge dunks (including a 360-degree slam by guard Daniel Mullings).

“We’re Division I basketball players and you got to finish plays,” Davalos said. “You got to finish layups. You got to get dunks. You got to go up athletic and we didn’t do that.”

In Las Cruces, N.M., the Bobcat women used a team-high 21 points from senior guard Diamond Ford and double-digit outputs from junior guard Jasmine Baugus and freshman guard Erin Peoples to hold off New Mexico State.

Baugus and Peoples combined to score 25 points and grab 28 rebounds, of which Baugus had 15 and 15. Peoples only had one foul in 34 minutes.

Both Texas State teams return to action Saturday afternoon against the University of Denver. The Pioneers swept the Bobcats earlier this season.

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College Football: Post-Game Video Blog (NMSU Edition)

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College Football: Game Day (New Mexico State Edition)

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For the final time this season, Texas State hits the gridiron this afternoon. The Bobcats host New Mexico State, as both teams are looking to gain some momentum going into the off-season.

Texas State hopes to snap a five-game losing streak that was extended last week following a 38-31 loss to UTSA.

The Aggies, who are 1-10 overall and 0-5 in the Western Athletic Conference, are looking for their first win against an opponent from the Football Bowl Subdivision. NMSU beat FCS Sacramento State in the season opener for its lone win.

Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. at Bobcat Stadium.

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College Football: How They Match Up (New Mexico State Edition)

Take a look at how Texas State and New Mexico State match up in tomorrow afternoon’s game at Bobcat Stadium. The Bobcats need a win to snap a five-game losing streak and to go into the off-season with some momentum.

Texas State

  • Scoring offense: 25.2 points per game
  • Scoring defense: 34 points per game
  • Rush offense: 155.1 yards per game
  • Pass offense: 211.2 yards per game
  • Rush defense: 237.4 yards per game
  • Pass defense: 253.4 yards per game
  • Penalty yards: 65.5 yards per game

New Mexico State

  • Scoring offense: 17.8 yards per game
  • Scoring defense: 37.0 yards per game
  • Rush offense: 90.9 yards per game
  • Pass offense: 236.8 yards per game
  • Rush defense: 201.0 yards per game
  • Pass defense: 270.5 yards per game
  • Penalty yards: 39.6 yards per game

To wit, this is could be the final football game in the history of the WAC.

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Texas State Sports Podcast (Episode 13)

Hopefully none of you are superstitious. This is the 13th episode of the Texas State Sports Podcast.

This week, Texas State beat writer Tyler Mayforth chats with Sam Wasson of BleedCrimson.net about New Mexico State.

Texas State Sports Podcast (Episode 13)

As always, be sure to check the iTunes store by searching ‘Texas State Sports.’

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