LAS CRUCES – The New Mexico State males’s basketball team paused all activities on Monday following a positive COVID-19 test within the group.

The Aggies, who were set to kick off WAC play with a two-game roadway series against Dixie State on Friday and Saturday, have held off the set of contests as an outcome of the news. The team plans on announcing make-up dates at a later time.

New Mexico State continues to evaluate three times per week, which is needed by the NCAA.

” While it’s very frustrating to stop briefly team activities, our commitment to the health and security of our student-athletes and personnel members is our leading concern,” New Mexico State head coach Chris Jans stated. “We are following all of the COVID-19 procedures put in location by NM State and the NCAA in order to maintain a safe environment while we prepare to return to practice and competitors.”

New Mexico State paused all basketball activities on Dec. 5, 2020, after a gamer tested positive for COVID-19. The team then announced on Dec. 14 that a second person within the group also evaluated favorable.

Following the conclusion of their quarantine on Dec. 15, the Aggies struck the roadway to deal with Cal State Northridge on Dec. 28 and suffered a 66-63 loss. The Matadors then stopped briefly all basketball activities on Dec. 30 due to a positive COVID-19 test of their own.

New Mexico State evaluated its whole group following the Cal State Northridge video game and got no positives, however Monday’s newest batch of outcomes sends the group into its second pause of the season.

The Aggies’ next game on the schedule is a two-game home series against UTRGV on Jan. 22-23. The Aggies are set to play their conference home video games at Grand Canyon’s Activity Center.