NMSU Women Look to Bounce Back at Utah State and SJSU
This Week: Sitting on a 9-7 overall record with an even 3-3 in WAC play, the Aggies head back out on the road to face Utah State and San Jose State on Jan. 17 and 19, respectively. The USU Aggies go into the Thursday game with a 6-10 record and 3-2 in conference play. The Spartans hold a 5-11 overall record with a 2-3 WAC record, but are coming off a big 103-80 with over Utah State on Saturday. The USU game is set for 7 p.m. while a 3 p.m. start is slated for the SJSU game on Saturday. Both games can be heard on KSNM AM 570 with Jay Sanderson making the call.
Tickets: 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.
Over the Airwaves: The Aggie Sports Network is producing 15 games on KSNM AM 570 this season, along with any contests in the post season with Jay Sanderson giving the play-by-play. Each of the Aggies road games along with those home games not aired on AggieVision will be available through KSNM.
All games aired on radio are produced by the Aggie Sports Network on KSNM AM 570 in Las Cruces. The broadcasts can also be heard from anywhere around the world on the Internet by logging onto www.NMStateSports.com. Just click on the live events link to access the coverage for a fee.
Aggies on TV: Eight games are scheduled to air on television this season on AggieVision. The next game broadcast is the Aggies home game versus WAC foe Texas State on Jan. 31, from the Pan American Center. Fans can also go to www.AggieVision.tv for channel listings.
Live Stats on the Web: Live stats will be available for fans at www.NMStateSports.com at no cost for the entire season. Fans can click on the Live Events link at the top of the NMStateSports.com home page to access the live stats. Live stats for away games may direct fans to the opposing team's athletics page.
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Looking Ahead: The Aggies continue to travel for a single-game road trip to Denver on Jan. 26. The two teams have not met since 2005 and the meeting will mark the first as conference opponents.
Looking Back: Sitting on a three-game win streak in conference play before the week, the Aggies fell in both WAC games in Las Cruces, N.M. to move their record to 3-3 in league play and 9-7 overall. NM State started slower than head coach Mark Trakh would have liked, and two second-half comeback attempts fell short. The Aggies came up short against the Seattle Redhawks 60-54 on Thursday, Jan. 10, and couldn't make up enough ground in the 57-51 loss to the Idaho Vandals on Saturday, Jan. 12.
About the Aggies: NM State continues with WAC play with a 9-7 overall record and 3-3 in league play. Going into the week with back-to-back losses, the Aggies are looking for a comeback in Logan Utah on Jan. 17. NM State holds the second-best winning percentage (.563) in the conference, after winning three straight early in WAC play. The Aggies held their longest win streak of the season around Thanksgiving when they won four in-a-row at home and have not lost more than two consecutive games this season. NM State is averaging 57.9 points a game with a .340 team shooting percentage. Senior transfer Stefanie Gilbreath leads the Aggies with 15.3 points per game, while fellow senior Kelsie Rozendaal is averaging 6.9 rebounds a game, good for first on the team. . Rozendaal still manages to average 8.5 points per game and Gilbreath has scored at least 15 points in every conference game this season to bring her league average to 18.5 per game. Starting 14 games this season, Rozendaal leads the team with a .495 shooting percentage through her 15 games played. Sasha Weber is on top for the freshmen this season with nine points per game. She is shooting best on the team from three-point range with .381 percent (24-63).
In the WAC: The Aggies went on a three-game winning streak on the second week of WAC play before dropping two at home during the third week to give the team an even 3-3 record. Gilbreath leads the Aggies with 18.5 points per game, while Rozendaal is on top with 7.8 rebounds a game. The Aggies have not lost a conference game by a margin larger than six points.
Road to Las Vegas: With three weeks of WAC play complete, the Aggies hold the second highest overall winning percentage (.563) in the conference with a 9-7 record. Sitting in the middle of the league, NM State is even with both UTSA and Denver with a 3-3 record. Seattle U is the outright leader in the WAC thus far with a perfect 5-0 record. The Aggies are one of four teams in the conference with a winning overall record.