CUSA Releases Aggies’ Conference Schedule

CUSA Releases Aggies’ Conference Schedule

DALLAS – The New Mexico State Aggies men’s basketball team will begin its second season in Conference USA on Jan. 2 at the Pan American Center.

On Thursday morning, Commissioner Judy McLeod and the league office released the Aggies’ 18 CUSA matchups, which include new conference member Kennesaw State.

NM State’s opening opponent will be against a university where Head Coach Jason Hootten It is known that Sam Houston and Head Coach Chris Mudge will travel to Las Cruces on Thursday, January 2nd. This will be their third face-off since Hooten left to become the Aggies head coach. Not only will both teams begin their league play against each other, they will also conclude their conference play against each other on Saturday, March 8th in Huntsville, Texas.

Facing the Bearkats, the Aggies will host an old Western Athletic Conference rival in Louisiana Tech on Saturday, Jan. 4, and then wrap up the season series in Ruston, Louisiana on Thursday, March 6.

After opening league play at home, the Aggies’ first away game will be just 40 miles away against a familiar foe in UTEP for another installment of the Battle of I-10. This will be the 227th time these teams have squared off on the hardwood. NM State will host the Miners on Saturday, February 8th in front of the Panamanians.

Heading into next week, the Aggies will continue their road trip in Miami to face Florida International on Thursday, January 16. Shortly after, on Saturday, January 18, the Aggies will travel to Lynchburg, Virginia to face Liberty. NM State will play the Flames in their second matchup on Thursday, February 13 at Lou Henson Court, before hosting Florida International for the final game of the season series on Saturday, February 15.

Following the clash against Liberty, the Aggies will return home to face a new conference opponent at the Pan American Center as they will face Kennesaw State on Thursday, January 23. This will be the first time these two teams will face each other on the hardwood. Soon after, NM State will host Jacksonville State on Saturday, January 25 at Lou Henson Court. Less than a month later, Jacksonville State will have the opportunity to host the Aggies on Thursday, February 20. The Crimson and White will also make a stop in Kennesaw, GA to take on the Owls on Saturday, February 22.

After taking on the Gamecocks at home, the Aggies will face the Blue Raiders in Murfreesboro, Tenn., on Thursday, Jan. 30, then duel Western Kentucky in Bowling Green, Kentucky, on Saturday, Feb. 1. The Aggies will then host Middle Tennessee on Thursday, Feb. 27, and then host the Hilltoppers on Saturday, March 1.

Following the completion of the CUSA regular season, the league’s teams will compete in the 2025 Conference USA Basketball Championship, scheduled for Tuesday, March 11 through Saturday, March 15, at Propst Arena in Huntsville, Alabama. The conference tournament champion will also receive an automatic berth into the NCAA Championship.

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2024-25 NM State Conference USA Schedule

Thursday, January 2nd – Sam Houston

Saturday, January 4 – Louisiana Tech

Saturday, January 11 – at UTEP

Thursday, January 16 – at Florida International

Saturday, January 18 – at Liberty

Thursday, January 23 – Kennesaw State

Saturday, January 25 – Jacksonville State

Thursday, January 30 – in Middle Tennessee

Saturday, February 1 – in Western Kentucky

Saturday, February 8 – UTEP

Thursday, February 13 – Liberty

Saturday, February 15 – Florida International

Thursday, February 20 – at Jacksonville State

Saturday, February 22 – at Kennesaw State

Thursday, February 27 – Middle Tennessee

Saturday, March 1 – Western Kentucky

Thursday, March 6 – at Louisiana Tech

Saturday, March 8 – in Sam Houston

Listed home games bold.

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