Las Cruces, NM — The men’s and women’s basketball teams head to Las Vegas, Nev., for the 2014 WAC Basketball Champions, March 12-15, at the Orleans Arena. There are several different ways fans can catch all the action this week.
The men’s basketball team, the No. 2 seed, will face the No. 7 seed Seattle U at 9:30 p.m. (MT) Thursday, March 13. The women’s team, advanced to the second round of the tournament and will face No. 1 seed Idaho, beginning at 1 p.m. (MT)
All the men’s basketball games can be heard on KGRT 103.9 FM with NM State Hall of Famer and ‘Voice of the Aggies’ Jack Nixon. The pregame show for each game will start 30 minutes prior to tip-off. All the women’s basketball contests can be heard on KSNM 570 AM with Jay Sanderson bringing the call back to Las Cruces. Fans can also listen to all the radio broadcasts at NMStateSports.com, through Aggie Access. A monthly Aggie Access subscription is just $6.95. Sign-up today at NMStateSports.com by clicking this link.
Fans can also watch the live stats of each game by clicking here.
Locally, Allen Theatres Cineport 10 will host fans who want to watch the men’s team. Admission is free. If both teams progress in the tournament, the championship game for both the men’s and women’s teams will be broadcast on ESPNU and can be been at The Game Bar & Grill, M5, Allen Theatres Cineport 10 (men’s game only), Buffalo Wild Wings and Dublin’s.
First and second round games originally scheduled to be shown at The Game Bar & Grill and M5 have been cancelled due to the live stream from the tournament not being compatible with Apple Software products (iPhones, iPads and Apple TV)
NM State students will have an opportunity to watch the action at the Corbett Center. All women’s basketball games will be shown in the Taos Restaurant, while the men’s first round game will be shown in the Corbett Center second floor lobby. Men’s second round and championship games will be shown in the Corbett Center food court next to Einstein’s. All NM State games will be shown in Corbett Center pending the advancement of each team in the tournament.
The WAC will stream the tournament via the internet. A total of 12 games will be available live on WACSports.tv. The only games not shown will be the men’s and women’s championships due to contractual obligations with ESPN. Those games will be available on ESPN3. Individual tournament games may be purchased for $7.95 each. The tournament starts Wednesday, March 12, with the women’s quarterfinals while the men’s quarterfinals will be held the following day. Friday, March 14, features two women’s semifinal games and two men’s semifinal games. More information and how to subscribe to any of these video streaming events can be found at www.WACSports.tv .
For more information on the 2014 WAC Basketball Tournament click here for the Tournament Central website.
Watch Party Plans -
In the event that the men’s basketball team wins the 2014 WAC Basketball Championship, the NM State Athletics Department will hold an NCAA Tournament Selection Show Party, Sunday, March 16, from 3-5 p.m. at The Game Bar & Grill. The selection show begins at 4 p.m. (MT). Fans are encouraged to join the men’s basketball team and watch were the Aggies will play in the first round.
Women’s Basketball –
In the event that the women’s basketball team wins the 2014 WAC Basketball Championship, the NM State Athletics Department will hold an NCAA Tournament Selection Show Party, Monday, March 17, from 4-6 p.m. at The Game Bar & Grill. The selection show begins at 5 p.m. (MT). Fans are encouraged to join the women’s basketball team and watch were the Aggies will play in the first round.