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New Mexico State begins official practices for 2022-23 season

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LAS CRUCES, New Mexico (KTSM) — New Mexico State men’s basketball began official practices Tuesday for the upcoming 2022-23 season.

These will be important practices as the college basketball season draws ever closer. The Aggies, led by first-year head coach Greg Heiar, made up of 16 newcomers and three returning from the 2021 team, will use each of those practices to gauge what they’ll be heading with this season.

“A lot more thought goes into the training plan and what we need to accomplish,” NM State head coach Greg Heiar said. “Games are fast approaching, so the importance of small details is becoming more and more important.

“I think the level of intensity is going to be a bit higher because we know the season is close, so it’s [Heiar] try to prepare ourselves for each game. said State Guard NM Desshawndre Washington.

Heiar provided an update regarding the eligibility status for two of the team’s new additions: LSU transfer Xavier Pinson and Arizona transfer Kim Aiken. Heiar says the two are still awaiting eligibility waivers for the upcoming season.

Alongside the first day of official practices, the Aggies released their full schedule for the 2022-23 season.

Here’s a preview of the full schedule (Courtesy of NM State Athletics)

Thursday, October 20 – Crimson & White
Wednesday, Nov. 2 vs. – Western New Mexico (EXH)
Monday, Nov. 7 vs. – New Mexico Highlands
Saturday, November 12 – at UTEP
Saturday, November 19 – in New Mexico
^ Friday, Nov. 25 – vs. San Diego
^ Saturday, Nov. 26 – vs. UC Irvine/Nicholls State
Wednesday Nov 30 vs – vs UTEP
Saturday, December 3 c. – New Mexico
Wednesday, December 7 – in Santa Clara
Sunday, December 11 – in Duquesne
Wednesday, December 14 – at Saint Mary’s
Sunday, December 18 – vs. Northern New Mexico
#Wednesday, Dec. 21 – vs. Kent State
#Thursday December 22 – against UTEP/NC A&T
*Wednesday, Dec. 28 – vs. Southern Utah
*Saturday, Dec. 31 vs. – Sam Houston State
*Wednesday, January 4 – to Stephen F. Austin
* Saturday January 7 against California Baptist
*Thursday, January 12 – at Seattle U
*Saturday, Jan. 14 – vs. UT Arlington
*Thursday, January 19 – in southern Utah
*Saturday, January 21 – at Utah Tech
*Saturday January 28 – at Utah Valley
*Thursday, February 2 – vs. Stephen F. Austin
*Saturday February 4 – vs. Seattle U
*Thursday February 9 – at the Grand Canyon
*Saturday February 11 – at the California Baptist
*Wednesday, February 15 – vs. Abilene Christian
*Saturday, February 18 – vs. UT Rio Grande Valley
*Tuesday February 21 – vs. Grand Canyon
*Wednesday, March 1 – at Abilene Christian
*Friday March 3 – at Tarleton

Bold indicates the home match
^ Las Vegas Invitational (Las Vegas, Nevada)
#WestStar Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational (El Paso, TX)
* Western Athletic Conference Opponent

The schedule is one the Aggies know will be tough to stick to in their first year together, but they’re looking forward to it.

“This schedule is definitely going to be tough, but that’s what they [the team] wanted,” Heiar said. “I asked the guys ‘what kind of program do they want to play?’ and they were like ‘coach, we want to play with the best.’ I am with them.

Before competing in matches that will be followed by the Aggies win-loss record, Aggie Nation will have the chance to watch the Aggies square off at the Crimson & White intrasquad scrimmage on Oct. 20 inside the Pan American Center. NM State’s final tune-up session will then take place on Wednesday, Nov. 2, when it hosts the enemy in western New Mexico for an exhibition game.