The Daily Aggie :: 12/06/10

The Aggie women's basketball team avoided an upset at the hands of Cal State-Northridge yesterday afternoon thanks in large part to Tabytha Wampler's career day. Wampler finished with a career-high 26 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and hit 12-of-16 free throws. The Aggies held Northridge's three top scorers, Violet Alama, Jasmine Erving and Janelle Nomura in check. In fact, Alama's team-high 12 points was the single lowest team-high this season. The previous was 15 points. As we had mentioned yesterday, the trio had combined for team highs of 15 (twice), 16, 20, 22, 24 and 32. The Matadors hit just 31.1 percent of their shots and just 27.6 percent in the second half including 0-for-9 from three point distance.

The Aggies actually shot worse than the Matadors did hitting just 31.8 percent in the first half, 28.1 percent in the second half and 29.6 percent for the game. The Aggies saved themselves at the free throw stripe once again hitting 18-of-21 in the second half and 30-of-38 for the game, nearly half their point total.

The Aggies get a much needed break this week and will return to action on Monday, December 13th when they travel to Michigan. In fact, the Aggies play just five games from now until the start of conference play on January 6th, however, it's a challenging schedule that includes Michigan (4-4), Arizona (5-2), Utah (3-5), New Mexico (5-3) and UTEP (5-2).

The WAC looks to be much improved this year. In fact, only one team, San Jose State, is under .500 at the moment. The league's aggregate record is 40-31 but if you take out San Jose State, the WAC is 40-23.

It's a light week in general for New Mexico State athletics. The Aggie men's basketball team will play on Saturday at The Pit and the swimming and diving team will be in Las Vegas, NV.

On to today's links...

Aggie Men's Basketball
Jason Groves of the Las Cruces Sun-News writes that Troy Gillenwater is proving himself to be an elite scorer.

Ryan Tomari of The Daily Lobo .

Shaun Griswold of The Daily Lobo recaps the rivalry game.

Aggie Women's Basketball
The CS-Northridge athletic website recaps the Aggies' win.

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