NMSU women set to host Utah Valley and Bakersfield
Las Cruces, NM — NM State continues at home and welcomes Utah Valley at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27 live on AggieVision. The Aggies then host Bakersfield for the final home game of the season on Saturday, March 1 at 6 p.m. That game will be broadcast on KSNM AM570 with Jay Sanderson.
Tickets are $6 for Adults and as always, kids 12 and under are FREE. A group rate of $4 is available. Call the NM State ticket office at 575-646-1420.
NM State vs. Utah Valley Coverage
Live Video: ESPN3.com, AggieVision (NMStateSports.com), Comcast, Fox Sports-Arizona Plus
Live Stats: www.NMStateSports.com (click on live events link)
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The Aggies end the regular season with a trip to Grand Canyon on March 6 at 7 p.m. The teams met to begin conference play this season with the Aggies picking up a 66-63 win at the Pan Am Center. That game will be broadcast on KSNM AM570 with Jay Sanderson at 6:45 p.m.
NM State split its games for the second week straight, dropping 92-84 to Kansas City but coming back for just the second road win of the season 74-64 win over Chicago State. The Aggies were led by sophomore Sasha Weber with 22 points against Kansas City and 19 versus the Cougars. Freshman Tyler Ellis led defensively.
About the Aggies
The NM State women’s basketball team moved to 10-16 overall on the season with a win over Texas-Pan American, 83-71, Feb. 20, in the Pan Am center. Continuing their strong performance at home, the Aggies are now 8-3 at home.
The Aggies are led by junior guard Danesia Williamson who is averaging 20.6 points per game while adding 28 steals, 67 assists and 48 rebounds on the season. Sasha Weber is adding 13.5 points per game while leading the team in assists with 70 total. Abby Scott is chipping in with 10.3 points a game and 11 blocks on the season.
Led by Weber, who is shooting .364 percent from deep, the Aggies are getting major contributions from down town by Williamson, Elena Holguin and Moriah Mack, all of whom are shooting over 30 percent on three pointers. Free throws have been another strong point for NM State, averaging .637 percent for the season, for a total of 327 points from the line.
NM State in the WAC
The Aggies are now 7-6 in the WAC, getting two consecutive wins over Chicago State (74-64) and Texas-Pan American (83-71). With the win over UTPA (Feb. 20) Nm State moved into fourth place in the WAC, sitting one game back from Seattle U (8-5). Idaho (12-1) and Bakersfield (10-3) are still number one and two.
The Aggies are still shooting a high percentage from the 3-point line, hitting 125 total three pointers in conference play while shooting .313 percent. Weber leads the Aggies shooting .387 percent from deep, with Williamson, Scott and Moriah Mack shooting over 30 percent each. The team has been averaging 9.9 three-pointers a game in WAC play, while their opponents have only been averaging 5.5 deep balls a game.
Around the WAC
NM State is fourth in the WAC with a 7-6 and a two-game winning streak. Idaho leads the WAC with a 12-1 conference record and 19-8 on the season. Bakersfield and Seattle U both sit ahead of the Aggies, while Grand Canyon is just one game back.
Sophomore Sasha Weber leads the conference in three-point field goal made with an average of 3.15 in league games. Junior Danesia Williamson is third in both scoring (21.8/avg. per game) and assists (4.92/avg. per game.)