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UNM's Jackson named player of the week; NMSU receives votes in polls

J.P. Murrieta
January 23, 2018 06:38 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- University of New Mexico senior Antino Jackson was named the Mountain West player of the week.


Jackson led the Lobos to a pair of wins last week, scoring 17 at UNLV and a career-high 24 points against San Diego State. He did not have a turnover against the Aztecs in 28 minutes of play.

There is only one game for the Lobos this week. UNM will host Colorado State on Saturday night. The Lobos are 5-3 in Mountain West play, 10-11 overall.

Head coach Paul Weir said only having one game this week will be a nice break in the schedule.

"I think there's a lot of things going on right now," he said. "We just started school again, so getting the guys in rhythm there will change a lot of our routine. We've had some guys who have been in and out of our roster a little bit, so it will give us some time to reflect on that and take a look at where we are."

NMSU Aggies

The New Mexico State men's basketball team received votes in this week's Associated Press rankings and USA Today coaches poll. The Aggies remain outside the top 25 but are undefeated in Western Athletic Conference play.

NMSU is 17-3 overall. They are at Missouri-Kansas City on Saturday.

In other college sports news out of Las Cruces, NMSU head coach Doug Martin named former tight ends coach Chase Holbrook as the team's quarterback's coach for the upcoming season. Holbrook is a former Aggie quarterback himself. He recently completed his first season as an assistant coach for the Aggies.


J.P. Murrieta

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