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Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 6:36pm
LAS CRUCES, N.M. — The NMSU Men's Basketball team left Las Cruces Tuesday for their first round NCAA Tournament matchup against San Diego State in Spokane on Thursday.
Dozens of fans were in attendance for the team's sendoff at the Pan American Center as the team makes their third straight tournament appearance.
"We have to do it for the City of Las Cruces and the State of New Mexico," said Ralph Garcia of the team's chances.
The team will be playing in Spokane for the third straight year and Coach Marvin Menzies said that experience with help in their routine.
The game is this Thursday night at 7:55 p.m. and Cineport 10 inside the Mesilla Valley Mall will be showing the game.