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Two Aggies declared academically ineligible

LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- A pair of New Mexico State guards have
been declared academically ineligible and will lose their
scholarships, coach Reggie Theus says.

Theus said late Monday he was surprised and disappointed over
the loss of Mike Mitchell and Byron Davis.

"This isn't a basketball issue right now. It's a life issue,"
Theus said. "If I have anything to do with it, they will be here
getting their education in the fall," but without an athletic
scholarship.

Aggie players have a responsibility to get their grades in order
and remain eligible, Theus said.

Mitchell is a 6-foot junior from San Antonio, Texas, and Davis
is a 6-foot-2 sophomore from Detroit.