NMSU women close out the regular season at home

NMSU women close out the regular season at home
New Mexico State
Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 3:22pm

The Aggies conclude the 2014 regular season on Thursday, March 6, when the team travels to Grand Canyon. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. (MT) with Jay Sanderson calling the game on KSNM AM570. NM State took the first game of the series 66-63 to begin conference play this season.

NM State vs. Grand Canyon Media Coverage
Live Audio: KSNM AM570 with Jay Sanderson or NMStateSports.com (subscription)
Live Video: gculopes.com/showcase
Live Stats: www.NMStateSports.com (click on live events link)

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Up Next
After wrapping the regular season at Grand Canyon, the NM State women’s basketball heads to the 2014 edition of the Western Athletic Conference Tournament at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. Held March 12-15 the Aggies are still in the hunt for the third or fourth seed in the tournament.

Looking Back
The Aggies went 0-2 in their final two home games of the season as they fell 87-81 to Utah Valley to split the series and then suffered a 96-90 loss to Bakersfield on Saturday. NM State (10-17, 7-8 WAC) saw Scott lead the way with 29 points on Thursday with two assists, while Sasha Weber scored 20 on Saturday with eight rebounds.

About the Aggies
With a 10-18 overall record, 7-8 in WAC play, the Aggies are looking to pick up a win over Grand Canyon before heading into WAC tournament play next week.

Vying for the third seed in the tournament, the Aggies are led by Danesia Williams who is averaging 20.1 points per contest, as well as gathering 79 assists on the season along with 32 steals. Sasha Weber is averaging 13.8 points per game with a team leading 80 assists and a team leading 39 steals.

Abby Scott is adding 11.1 points per game and Brianna Freeman is leading the team in blocks with 17 and adding 159 rebounds as well.

With their three non-conference wins coming against Boise State, Eastern New Mexico and Northern Illinois, NM State has really come together in WAC play, winning seven. Getting all but two of their wins at home, NM state has made the Pan American Center a tough place to play for opponents going 8-5 overall at home, 5-3 in WAC play.

NM State in the WAC
With one week left before the WAC tournament, the Aggies are looking to get a win over grand Canyon Thursday, March 6, to hopefully move into a third place tie in the conference.

A game and-a-half back from Seattle U (8-6) the Aggies (7-8) need two Seattle losses as well as a Texas-Pan American (8-7) loss to pull into a three-way tie between the three.

Dropping their last two games, the Aggies are looking to break a two game losing streak against Grand Canyon after tough loses against Utah Valley 87-81 and Bakersfield 96-90.

Led by Danesia Williamson, the Aggie guard is scoring 21 points per game, sitting third on the leader board for the WAC. Williamson is also second in the WAC for assists with 76 on the year. Abby Scott and Sasha Weber are one and two on the WAC leader boards for three point field goals made, making 47 and 46 respectively.

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