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


Date Opponent Location
Oct. 19 Crimson and White LAS CRUCES
Oct. 29 Western New Mexico (Exhibition) LAS CRUCES
Nov. 8/9 vs. Western Michigan^ Honolulu, Hawaii
Nov. 8/9 vs. Tennessee State^ Honolulu, Hawaii
Nov. 11 at Hawai’i^ Honolulu, Hawaii
Nov. 20 Northern Colorado LAS CRUCES
Nov. 23 at UTEP El Paso, Texas
Nov. 25 Bethune-Cookman LAS CRUCES
Nov. 27 Prairie View A&M LAS CRUCES
Nov. 30 at Colorado State Fort Collins, Colo.
Dec. 4 New Mexico LAS CRUCES
Dec. 7 at Gonzaga Spokane, Wash.
Dec. 11 at Arizona Tucson, Ariz.
Dec. 14 at Drake Des Moines, Iowa
Dec. 17 at New Mexico Albuquerque, N.M.
Dec. 21 Northern New Mexico LAS CRUCES
Dec. 28 South Alabama LAS CRUCES
Jan. 4 at Grand Canyon* Phoenix, Ariz.
Jan. 9 Seattle* LAS CRUCES
Jan. 11 Idaho* LAS CRUCES
Jan. 16 at Chicago State* Chicago, Ill.
Jan. 18 at UMKC* Kansas City, Mo.
Jan. 25 Texas-Pan American* LAS CRUCES
Jan. 30 Bakersfield* LAS CRUCES
Feb. 1 Utah Valley* LAS CRUCES
Feb. 6 at Idaho* Moscow, Idaho
Feb. 8 at Seattle* Seattle, Wash.
Feb. 15 Chicago State* LAS CRUCES
Feb. 20 at Texas-Pan American* Edinburg, Texas
Feb. 27 at Utah Valley* Orem, Utah
March 1 at Bakersfield* Bakersfield, Calif.
March 6 Grand Canyon* LAS CRUCES
March 13-15 WAC Tournament Las Vegas, Nev.