NCAA Tournament Postgame Press Conference Quotes :: Baylor

COACH DREW: Well, I thought our offense was good both halves. The big difference was second half. We held them 36 percent and 2-8 from three. So really defended better. And then we only had five turnovers, which we were able to keep them out of transition more because of that. I thought they're a very good team, very explosive team.

And I thought our effort in the second half to take care of the ball and make sure we got back in transition was really good. And all year long our depth has been a good strength.

Al and T.J. had monster games, and that's what the beauty of having depth is. So they're experienced players. They didn't want to stop playing, and they did a great job stepping up, especially when Mot was in foul trouble the first half.

Q. Terry, that first after in particular, with J. Mot in foul trouble, did you feel like you needed to step up at that point?  Continue Reading This Post >>

NCAA Tournament Press Conference Transcript :: Baylor

Q. Ish, obviously you guys want to get past the first round. How much motivation is that after what's happened the last two years?
ISHMAIL WAINWRIGHT: What happened the last two years? No, we haven't really talked about it. We know what we need to do. Coach has broke down everything. Just moving on. This is a new season, New Mexico State is a great team. They're led by a great point guard. Coach is amazing, too. So we know what's at stake and we know what we need to do.

Q. Johnathan, their coach talked about it that the teams are very similar in terms of if you look at stats in particular, both good offensive rebounding teams, both good three-point shooting defense. How much of an emphasis will it be to keep them off the offensive glass? Obviously they're going to try to do the same thing to you, but how much of that will be an emphasis for you guys?  Continue Reading This Post >>

NCAA Tournament Press Conference Transcript :: New Mexico State

Q. Ian, you're pretty much the only one on this team who's played meaningful minutes at an NCAA game. How key is your leadership going to be for a lot of the guys the first time playing in a tournament game?
IAN BAKER: I think it'll be very key. I think my job is to keep my team calm and keep them composed and give their best effort.

Q. Kind of to piggyback off that, I know you have played in a tournament game before, too, but how key has Ian's leadership been for you this year and how key will that be in this game?
MATT TAYLOR: It's been huge obviously all year. He's been a guy that we've looked to and we've fed off of him. We've always said our PG is going to take us as far as we go. So him being our team leader and stuff like that, it'll definitely help out there when we go through stuff that some of us haven't been through.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Pun Chanachai Named WAC Women's Golfer Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - NM State’s Pun Chanachai has been named Western Athletic Conference Women’s Golfer of the Week for the week of March 8 through March 14.

Chanachai, a freshman from Bangkok, Thailand (The Demonstration School of Ramkhamhaeng), continued to lead the Aggies against some of the top competition in the country at the MountainView Collegiate in Tucson, Ariz. The freshman shot a 3-under-par 213 to finish tied for third among 75 individuals. She set a new career best of 3-under-par 69 in the final round as the Aggies took second among 13 teams, including Houston, UNLV, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas State, all of whom were above NMSU in the NCAA team rankings.

Aggie Tennis Sweeps Men's And Women's Player Of The Week Honors

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State’s Sergi Espias and Rimpledeep Kaur have been named the Western Athletic Conference Tennis Players of the Week, respectively, for March 6-12.

Espias, a junior from Barcelona, Spain picked up five wins this week. He earned two singles wins against St. Mary’s (7-6, 6-4) and Nevada (6-4, 3-6, 6-1). In doubles, he teamed up with partner Enrique Asmar to earn three wins. The duo defeated opponents from St. Mary’s (7-5), Nevada (6-4), and Portland (6-4).

Kaur, a junior from Jassowal, India, earned two singles wins on the week. She defeated the flight one opponent from Abilene Christian (3-6, 7-5, 10-6) and also picked up a win against Hardin-Simmons (6-2, 6-2). She teamed up with Marie-Pier Thiffault in doubles to defeat opponents from Hardin-Simmons (8-4).

AggieVision :: Paul Weir NCAA Press Conference :: 03/13/17

NMSU Men's Basketball Defeats CSUB 70-60 To Claim WAC Tournament Title

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS VEGAS, NV - The historic season for first-year head coach Paul Weir and the 2016-17 NM State men’s basketball team continues to rewrite history books as the second-seeded Aggies punched their ticket to the NCAA Tournament with a 70-60 victory over the top-seed CSU Bakersfield Saturday night at Orleans Arena. NM State has now captured the WAC Tournament title for the fifth time in six years with its win.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Wins Third Consecutive WAC Tournament Title

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS VEGAS, NV - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team squared off against the Seattle U Redhawks in the team’s third-consecutive Western Athletic Conference Tournament Championship appearance at the Orleans Arena on Saturday. The Aggies made history as they won their third straight tournament championship with a 63-48 win over the Redhawks.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Surges Past UMKC 78-60, Advances To WAC Title Game

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS VEGAS, NV - The much anticipated rematch between New Mexico State and CSU Bakersfield has come to fruition as NM State defeated UMKC 78-60 late Friday night and into Saturday morning at the Orleans Arena.

With the win, NM State moves to 27-5 overall on the year and tied Lou Henson’s 1969-70 Final Four team for the most wins in program history.

The Aggies will also be making its sixth-straight appearance in the Western Athletic Conference Tournament title game and ninth total appearance since joining the league 12 years ago.

Ian Baker and Braxton Huggins tied for a game-high 18 points while four other Aggies were hovering around the double-digit mark with eight or nine points.

An early shooting slump plagued the Aggies once again, but like clockwork, NM State found its rhythm and four-straight free-throws fueled an 11-0 run that forced UMKC (17-16) head coach Kareem Richardson to call a timeout.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Defeats UMKC 71-63 To Advance To WAC Tournament Title Game

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS VEGAS, NV - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team played their first game in the Western Athletic Conference Tournament in the semi-finals against the UMKC Roos on Friday afternoon in Las Vegas.  Continue Reading This Post >>