What You Need To Know: New Mexico State

March 12, 2012

IU Hoops

Yikes! Guns!

Here are the key facts about Indiana opponent New Mexico State in the first round of the NCAA tournament (we refuse to call them second-round games):

Hometown: Las Cruces, New Mexico

Conference: WAC

Record: 26-9 (10-4)

Nickname: Aggies

Tournament Record: 19 NCAA tournament appearances (10-20, with the extra losses coming in the old Final Four consolation game), the last was in 2010 that ended in a three-point loss to Michigan State in the first round.

Most notable NBA player: John Williamson, who had his number retired by the New Jersey Nets.

Fun Fact: Lou Henson coached the Aggies twice (1966-75 and 1997-2004).

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