The New Mexico State women’s basketball team returns to the court as it earned an automatic bid to the 2018 Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT). The Aggies prepare to take on the Cowgirls of Wyoming on Thursday, March 15, in Laramie, Wyo. Tip-off is slated for 6:30 p.m. MT at Arena-Auditorium.
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SCOUTING THE COWGIRLS
Wyoming enters the first round WNIT matchup holding a 21-10 overall record and finished 13-5 in Mountain West Conference play. The Cowgirls fell in their latest contest to close out play in the conference tournament with a 67-63 loss to Nevada.
Scoring for Wyoming this season has been led by Liv Roberts who has put up 13.7 points per game in 30 starts, followed by Taylor Rusk with 10.0 points in 31 games. As a team, the Cowgirls have outscored opponents 61.3-56.6 on the year.
This is Wyoming’s ninth appearance in the WNIT and the team holds a 13-9 record in the postseason tournament. Last season the team took down Seattle U, 68-52, at home in the first round of the tournament.
LAST TIME OUT
The top-seeded New Mexico State women's basketball team opened the Western Athletic Conference with quarterfinal play against No. 8 Chicago State at the Orleans Arena on March 7. A high-scoring night from Gia Pack and Brooke Salas led the Aggies to a dominant 84-60 victory over the Cougars.
Scoring for the Aggies was led by Pack with 29 points, followed closely behind by Salas who added 27 and a team-high seven rebounds. A lack of turnovers proved pivotal for NM State as the team committed just seven, the lowest total this season.
NM State then took on Seattle U in the semifinals of the Western Athletic Conference Tournament on March 9. The Aggies faced off against a better shooting Redhawk squad that was 6-for-7 from three-point range in the first half en route to an 84-61 loss for NM State.
If the Aggies are able to take down the Cowgirls, NM State would face the winner of the UC Davis/Idaho match-up in round two of the WNIT.