Seeds Set For Aggie Basketball Teams

The New Mexico State men's basketball team fell 81-63 to Utah State and that loss combined with Nevada's victory over Louisiana Tech dropped the Aggies to the 3-seed in the upcoming WAC tournament in Reno. The Aggies finished 11-5 in WAC play this season while the Spartans finished 6-10. The Aggies will face 6-seed San Jose State on Thursday, March 11th at 9:30 p.m. MT. The Aggies and Spartans split the regular season series with each team winning on their own court. The Spartans defeated NM State 93-84 in San Jose on January 23 while the Aggies returned the favor beating San Jose State 94-82 on February 6. The Aggies lead the all-time series with San Jose State 28-11 but the two teams have never met in the WAC tournament.

The New Mexico State women's basketball team defeated San Jose State's women 62-35 and will be the 5-seed in the upcoming WAC tournament. The Aggies finished in a three-way tie for fourth place with Idaho and Boise State at 8-8 in league play. The Aggies earned the 5-seed after the tiebreakers were applied. The Aggies will face No. 4 seed Idaho on Wednesday, March 10th at 3:30 p.m. MT. Idaho swept the Aggies in the regular season winning 68-65 on January 20 and then again 60-59 on February 20. In both games the Aggies gave up nine-point second half leads. The Vandals own a 15-8 edge in the all-time series but the two teams have never met in the WAC tournament.