March 29, 2023

New Mexico State announced Friday night that it has shut down its men’s basketball program until further notice while investigating unspecified “potential violations of university policy.”

The school said in a statement that its next game against California Baptist on Saturday will not be played as scheduled and its men’s basketball coaching staff, including first-year head coach Greg Heiar, has been placed on paid administrative leave.

“New Mexico State University is suspending operations for the men’s basketball program until further notice,” the school said in its statement, provided by university spokesperson Justin Bannister.

“NMSU personnel were recently informed of new allegations, separate from the events that took place in Albuquerque late last year, involving potential violations of university policy.”

The statement appears to refer to the shooting in Albuquerque last year involving Aggies forward Mike Peake.

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Greg Heiar and the New Mexico State men's basketball coaching staff have been placed on paid administrative leave, per the school.

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It is immediately unclear whether the “new allegations” referenced by New Mexico State are criminal in nature.

In a separate statement, the New Mexico State University Board of Regents said only that it “supports the action taken by the university leaders and is confident a full and thorough investigation will be conducted.”

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