In the first game of the season between the Western Athletic Conference teams, Nevada (11-7, 3-2 WAC) maintained its 11-point halftime lead against the Aggies (10-11, 4-2) to secure a valuable road win.
Nevada led by 18 points with 4:39 remaining in the game, and despite a 19-point performance by NMSU freshman Jahmar Young, the Aggies couldn't cut the deficit.
The Wolf Pack was anchored by four players with double digit scoring, including Fields and freshman Armon Johnson, who finished with 20 points. Nevada's leading scorer, Marcelus Kemp, had 17 points and teammate JaVale McGee added 12 points.
NMSU's offensive effort was led by Young and senior Justin Hawkins, who ended the night with 18 points and seven rebounds.
Mike Krzyzewski says he has good reason to be excited for next season thanks to a combination of Duke's incoming freshmen and a core of experienced upperclassmen.
Georgia guard Juwan Parker has been awarded a medical redshirt, leaving him with two years of eligibility, after missing the 2015-16 season with a partially torn Achilles tendon.
Forward Trevon Bluiett has withdrawn from consideration from the NBA draft and will return to Xavier for his junior season.