Saturday’s men’s basketball game between New Mexico State and New Mexico has been postponed after a player from the Aggies was reportedly involved in a campus murder early Saturday morning.
Multiple reports state junior forward Mike Peake was the player involved, but he is not the one who passed away. The New Mexico State Police did not respond to Fox News’ request for confirmation.
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New Mexico State Police said there was an altercation between a 19-year-old — who has since died — and a 21-year-old (Peake is 21) in which both men sustained gunshot wounds. The 21-year-old was taken to a hospital, his current condition is unknown.
“In light of the tragic incident this morning on the University of New Mexico campus, the University of New Mexico and New Mexico State University have jointly decided to reschedule tonight’s men’s basketball competition between schools,” UNM said in a statement.
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The New Mexico State Police do not believe there is an ongoing threat on campus, but the investigation is still active.
Albuquerque Police added that “this is not an active shooter” and that it was “a unique incident.”
In the Aggies’ first game of the season, Peake had 16 points and five rebounds. He averaged 4.1 points and 2.4 boards per contest in 34 games last year, spending 13.5 minutes per game on the floor.
Peake played a total of nine minutes in last year’s March Madness tournament. The No. 12 Aggies beat No. 5 UConn in the first round before falling to No. 4 Arkansas.
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He shot 51.5% off the ground with the Aggies last year. After starting in just four games last year, he started both games this season.