The Daily Aggie :: 03/24/10

The Aggie softball team lost 5-0 loss to I-10 rival UTEP yesterday afternoon in El Paso. The Aggies now turn their attention to conference play where they're hoping to win their first WAC title. The Aggies enter conference play at 17-10. The WAC has proven to be as good as advertised with only one team, Boise State, below .500. According to the WAC Softball Blog the league has six victories over Top 25 teams including a pair of victories by a couple of surprise upsets from Utah State (over then No. 1 Washington) and San Jose State (over then No. 13 Oklahoma). The Spartans are the surprise team in the league with a 22-8 overall record heading into league play. SJSU finished the 2009 season with a 19-37 record but have had a remarkable turnaround. For much more on the state of the WAC be sure to visit The WAC Softball Blog.

The final WAC statistics were released yesterday as all four WAC teams participating in postseason play have been eliminated. The Aggies' final numbers compared to the WAC (all games) look like this: Jahmar Young was third in the league in scoring at 20.3 points per game. Jonathan Gibson was fifth in scoring at 17.5 points per game. Hamidu Rahman finished eighth in the league in field goal percentage hitting 55.4 percent of his shots and Rahman finished sixth in rebounds per game averaging 8.0 boards per game. Hernst Laroche finished eighth in the league in assists per game averaging 3.68 while Jahmar Young finished 13th averaging 3.15 assists per game. Jonathan Gibson and Hernst Laroche finished the season seventh and eighth respectively in steals per game with Gibson averaging 1.38 and Laroche 1.35 steals per game. Jonathan Gibson led the league in three pointers made per game at 3.12 while Jahmar Young was fifth averaging 2.15 three made per game. Hamidu Rahman finished seventh in the league in blocks per game at 1.27 per game. And finally Hernst Laroche was second in the league in assist-to-turnover ratio at 2.08.

On to today's links...

Aggie Softball
The NM State athletic website recaps the Aggies' loss to UTEP.

The WAC Softball Blog recaps the Aggies' loss.

Bill Knight of the El Paso Times recaps the Aggies' 5-0 loss.

Aggie Men's Basketball
Kevin at Parsing The WAC takes a first look at the newcomers for next season in the WAC.

Aggie Women's Tennis
The NM State athletic website recaps the Aggies' victory over CS-Fullerton.

Aggie Men's Tennis
The NM State athletic website recaps the Aggies' victory over Utah State.

The Utah State athletic website recaps the Aggies' victory over USU.

Aggie Women's Golf
The NM State athletic website recaps the Aggies' finish in the BYU at Entrada Classic.

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