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New Mexico State Basketball Tickets

For many years, the New Mexico State Aggies have flown under the radar as one of the top mid-majors in college basketball. The Aggies are always a team to watch come March, which is why it can be a challenge for fans to find cheap New Mexico State basketball tickets. They are in the unique position of having both a rich history and recent success. That sustained success by the Aggies has kept up the high demand for last-minute New Mexico State basketball tickets and makes the Aggies one of the mid-majors worth watching in the years to come.

Lucky with Lou

New Mexico State first put itself on the college basketball map after Lou Henson was hired as head coach in 1966. Starting in his second season, Henson led the Aggies to the NCAA Tournament in four straight seasons. That stretch included back-to-back Sweet 16 appearances in 1968 and 1969, as well as an incredible 27-3 season during the 1969-70 campaign that ended with the first Final Four appearance in New Mexico State history. 

The Second Coming

After Henson left the program in 1975, the Aggies suffered through a dark period that lasted through the 1980s. However, Neil McCarthy got New Mexico State back on track, winning the Big West championship and returning to the NCAA Tournament in 1990. McCarthy ended up taking the Aggies to the Big Dance in five straight seasons, including a Sweet 16 run in 1992. When McCarthy’s tenure ended with NCAA sanctions, they turned to Henson, who returned to Las Cruces to help stabilize the program.

WAC Kings

Henson’s retirement in 2005 coincided with New Mexico State moving to the WAC and the Aggies being rejuvenated. Since joining the WAC, New Mexico State has finished among the top-3 teams in the conference virtually every season. The Aggies also made eight NCAA Tournament appearances during the 2010s, making it obvious that they are the pre-eminent team in the WAC and among the most consistent mid-majors in all of college basketball.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where Does New Mexico State Basketball Play?

The Aggies currently play their home games at the Pan American Center, which is located on the NMSU campus in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The arena opened in 1968 when it became obvious that the Aggies needed a larger venue to keep pace with the growth of the program. Over the years, the Pan American Center has become one of the most distinctive arenas in college basketball because of its unique maple parquet court. With a capacity of over 12,000 fans, the Pan American Center has become a favorable homeport for New Mexico State basketball and a difficult place for visiting teams to play.

When do New Mexico State tickets go on sale?

Cheap New Mexico State tickets to games played at Pan American Center are available months in advance, as are New Mexico State tickets for away games. In other words, there’s no rush to check New Mexico State’s schedule. Just grab tickets whenever you’ve got the itch.

Is it better to buy New Mexico State tickets in advance?

With New Mexico State tickets being available so far ahead of time, it’s easy to buy tickets whenever you want to – but there’s little need to plan ahead. You can often get cheap last-minute tickets to New Mexico State games by waiting to make your purchase until the very last minute. As game day gets closer and sellers drop their prices, fans reap the benefits.

What’s the best way to buy cheap New Mexico State tickets?

The best way to buy cheap New Mexico State tickets is always going to be from a secure online platform that connects fans and resellers. These ticket marketplaces often have some of the cheapest ticket prices and are the easiest way to shop for New Mexico State tickets. Can you buy New Mexico State tickets at the stadium? Sure – but you’ll likely be paying a higher price than you need to!  

Why should I choose Gametime over other ticket marketplaces?

Ticket marketplaces are the best place to find sports tickets. And when it comes to cheap New Mexico State tickets, Gametime is a no-brainer. Seats bought through us are affordable because we charge some of the lowest service fees anywhere. On top of that, we show you the view from the seats you’re shopping for thanks to our panoramic seat view photos. You’ll never have to buy seats blind with Gametime – you’ll know what your view at Pan American Center will be before you buy those cheap New Mexico State tickets. So the next time you’re in the market for cheap New Mexico State tickets, turn to Gametime.

How much are New Mexico State Basketball tickets?

New Mexico State ticket prices will differ depending on a number of factors. Generally speaking, the average ticket price for New Mexico State tickets is around $55 a ticket. But you can be looking at a few hundred dollars more, depending on the opponent, stage of play, and demand. 

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