NMSU women travel to UT Pan American
Las Cruces, NM — The Aggies had a solid start to the week with an 82-61 win over Chicago State. Not only did three Aggies score in double figures, sophomore Abby Scott had a record-breaking 11 3-pointers and 20 attempts from beyond the arc. NM State is now 5-12 on the season and 2-2 in league play.
The Aggie game can be heard on KSNM AM570 with Saturday’s pregame show is set for 5:45 p.m. Live stats for the game are available at NMStateSports.com.
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The Aggies look to wrap the first half of conference play with road games against Bakersfield and Utah Valley. NM State heads to meet the Roadrunners on Thursday, Jan. 30 at 8 p.m., and then makes the trip to Orem, Utah to face the Wolverines at 3 p.m. on Feb. 1. Fans can listen to the live broadcast with Jay Sanderson (@Sanderson_NMSU) on KSNM AM570.
NM State went 2-0 on the week to move into third place in the conference standings with a 3-2 WAC record. The Aggies defeated Chicago State 82-61 and saw sophomore Abby Scott break the record for most 3-point field goals in a game when she went 11-20 and scored 36 points. The Aggies came back two days later for a 106-77 win over Kansas City, marking the second 100-point game in the Mark Trakh era. NM State now heads back on the road in search of its first road win this season to face Texas Pan American on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. Fans can listen to the live broadcast with Jay Sanderson on KSNM AM570 beginning at 5:45 p.m.
Texas Pan American
Texas Pan American goes into the week with a 9-9 record this season and is 3-2 in WAC play. The team is led by Shawnte’ Groff with an average of 12.3 points a game and a 40.7 field goal percentage.
Texas Pan American won its last two games against Kansas City and Chicago State with a 66-44 win over the Cougars. The team shoots 61.7 percent and averages 39 rebounds a game. The team’s two losses come from Idaho and Seattle U – the same teams NM State fell to just two weeks ago.
NM State is 3-0 against the Broncs. The last meeting between the teams was in 2003 when the Aggies claimed a 72-42 win over UTPA.
Scott Stamps Record Book
Scott was 11-for-20 from 3-point range, which surpasses Hall of Fame member Mari Sanchez’s 10 made 3-pointers from back in 2002 against Louisiana-Lafayette and sets her atop the NM State record book. Scott scored 36 points, which was the first 30-point game from an Aggie since Danisha Corbett in Jan. 2011. She is now tied for third in the Aggie record book for most points in a game. The 11 3-pointers also break the WAC record for most in a single game.
Her 20 attempts from beyond the arc are the most by any Aggie in a single game. That record was also held by Sanchez with 17 attempts against Louisiana-Lafayette.
Along with stamping her name in the NM State and WAC record books, Scott is now tied with eight others in the NCAA record book for the third most three’s scored in a single game. The record is 12 and was hit twice; most recently by Brittany Rayburn of Purdue in Jan. 2012.