At first glance, the 2013-14 NMSU men's basketball schedule is an absolute killer. In a 10-day stretch in December, the Aggies will play four road games against Gonzaga, Arizona, Drake, and New Mexico. Add in road trips to Honolulu and Fort Collins, Colorado and NMSU will be battle tested by the time they begin WAC play in January. The annual battle of I-10 opens up at the Pan Am Center on Friday night, November 15th and the two play again at the Don Haskins Center on Saturday, November 23rd.


“I am very pleased with the way the schedule turned out,” Menzies said in the official school release. “We set out trying to be as aggressive as possible in the non-conference portion and put ourselves in the best position possible to reach the postseason. We are going to have a very challenging road schedule, which I think tests our team well, as we establish a strong RPI going into conference play. Everyone in the program wants the opportunity to play against the best teams in the country, and we definitely have that in place this season.”


2013-14 New Mexico State Men’s Basketball Schedule


Oct. 19Crimson and WhiteLAS CRUCES
Oct. 29Western New Mexico (Exhibition)LAS CRUCES
Nov. 8/9vs. Western Michigan^Honolulu, Hawaii
Nov. 8/9vs. Tennessee State^Honolulu, Hawaii
Nov. 11at Hawai’i^Honolulu, Hawaii
Nov. 20Northern ColoradoLAS CRUCES
Nov. 23at UTEPEl Paso, Texas
Nov. 25Bethune-CookmanLAS CRUCES
Nov. 27Prairie View A&MLAS CRUCES
Nov. 30at Colorado StateFort Collins, Colo.
Dec. 4New MexicoLAS CRUCES
Dec. 7at GonzagaSpokane, Wash.
Dec. 11at ArizonaTucson, Ariz.
Dec. 14at DrakeDes Moines, Iowa
Dec. 17at New MexicoAlbuquerque, N.M.
Dec. 21Northern New MexicoLAS CRUCES
Dec. 28South AlabamaLAS CRUCES
Jan. 4at Grand Canyon*Phoenix, Ariz.
Jan. 9Seattle*LAS CRUCES
Jan. 11Idaho*LAS CRUCES
Jan. 16at Chicago State*Chicago, Ill.
Jan. 18at UMKC*Kansas City, Mo.
Jan. 25Texas-Pan American*LAS CRUCES
Jan. 30Bakersfield*LAS CRUCES
Feb. 1Utah Valley*LAS CRUCES
Feb. 6at Idaho*Moscow, Idaho
Feb. 8at Seattle*Seattle, Wash.
Feb. 15Chicago State*LAS CRUCES
Feb. 20at Texas-Pan American*Edinburg, Texas
Feb. 27at Utah Valley*Orem, Utah
March 1at Bakersfield*Bakersfield, Calif.
March 6Grand Canyon*LAS CRUCES
March 13-15WAC TournamentLas Vegas, Nev.