NCAA Tournament Press Conference Quotes :: Auburn

Q. Guys, first off, what do you think of New Mexico State, the depth, what you have seen in your scouting, in your preparation? Bryce?
BRYCE BROWN: They're a talented team, a very deep team like you said, they have pretty good guards, good bigs, and they have depth in all of those areas. So I think guarding their guards, keeping their guards in front of us, you know, helping our bigs out a little bit because it won't be a one-man team for them. Just helping out as much as we can because we're going to see these quick guards, fast guards, they are kind of undersized in their big, so their bigs aren't slow, undersized big as well.

Q. Jared?
JARED HARPER: They shoot the three-ball well, they are a similar team to us. They like to run, they like to press and force turnovers. So see how similar they are to us and know the things we have to do.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NCAA Tournament Press Conference Quotes :: New Mexico State

Q. Eli, can you tell me how last year's experience will help you out this year at the NCAA tournament?
ELI CHUHA: This is my third time being here. I have a lot more years of experience. From last year I felt like it gives us a little boost and watching film on these guys from last year, learning from last year what we didn't do good. This is a learning experience, so I feel like it will help us in the long run.

Q. Can both of you talk about what you have seen from Auburn and what stands out to you since you have been watching the last couple of days?
ELI CHUHA: They are strong, they are athletic, that is what we have seen so far. So really, they are super athletic and they are stronger. So, that's all we see right now.

Q. Shunn?
SHUNN BUCHANAN: Athleticism and quickness and the size of them, that is about it.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Splits Doubleheader At UTEP

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

EL PASO, TX - The New Mexico State softball team faced UTEP in a doubleheader at the Helen of Troy Softball Complex on Tuesday. The Aggies topped the Miners 12-4 in the first game but fell 11-3 in five innings in the following contest.


After a scoreless first for both squads, NM State (11-12) got on the board first when Kennedy Johnson sent a ball over the left center fence. With Kayla Green in the circle, the senior pitched a pair of scoreless frames before allowing a solo homer to UTEP (8-20) in the third, tying the game.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Drops High Scoring Affair With Arizona, 14-10

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

TUCSON, AZ - The New Mexico State baseball team closed out a three-game road stretch in the Grand Canyon State against Arizona on Tuesday night at Hi Corbett Field. A game featuring the top-two run-producing programs in the country did not disappoint as each squad put up double digits, but the Aggies came up just short falling to the Wildcats, 14-10.

For the midweek clash, NM State (15-5) sent starter Chris Jefferson to the mound to square off against Arizona (13-7) southpaw Andrew Nardi. The start did not last long for Nardi, however, as the Aggie offense came out firing early in the first.

Joey Ortiz got the first base knock in the opening frame, followed by a double to the gap by Nick Gonzales to leave two runners in scoring position. A hit by pitch loaded the bases and the next batter was also plunked to bring home the Aggies first run.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Earns 14-Seed, Will Face 3-Seed Iowa State

The 2019 Western Athletic Conference regular season and tournament champion New Mexico State women's basketball team learned their seed, opponent and destination on Monday afternoon as the 2019 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament bracket was revealed. The Aggies (26-6) earned a 12 seed and will face regional host and 3-seed Iowa State in Ames, Iowa on Saturday, March 23rd with tip-off time scheduled for 3:30 p.m. MDT with the game being televised on ESPN2.

The Cyclones (28-8, 13-5 Big 12) fell to No. 1 Baylor in the Big 12 Tournament championship game.

NCAA Ticket Ordering Information:
Tickets for the 2019 Women's NCAA 1st and 2nd rounds hosted by the Cyclones in Hilton Coliseum are available through the Iowa State Athletics Ticket Office.

All-Session Prices:
• Adults- $30
• Youth- $15 (high school and under)

Single-Session Prices:
• Adults- $20
• Youth- $10

NMSU Men's Basketball Earns 12 Seed, Will Face 5-Seed Auburn In Salt Lake City On Thursday

The 2019 Western Athletic Conference regular season and tournament champion New Mexico State Aggies men's basketball team earned a 12 seed in the NCAA Tournament and will face 5th seeded Auburn in the first round in Salt Lake City, Utah on Thursday, March 21st with the tip-off scheduled for 11:30 a.m MDT. The game will be nationally televised on TNT.

The Auburn Tigers finished 26-9 overall and 11-7 in SEC play and are fresh off winning the SEC Tournament title 84-64 over Tennessee on Sunday. The Tigers won four games in four days to notch their first conference tournament title since 1985.

The Tigers were also in the NCAA tournament last season and were in the San Diego regional with New Mexico State. The two teams would have met in the second round had the Aggies beaten first round opponent Clemson, however, the Aggies fell to the Tigers in the first round. Clemson then routed Auburn in the second round.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Reaches Eighth Straight WAC Tournament Final With 79-72 Win Over UTRGV

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS VEGAS, NV - New Mexico State men's basketball earned a chance to play for its ninth Western Athletic Conference Tournament Championship on Saturday, March 16, after grinding out a thrilling 79-72 semifinal win over UT Rio Grande Valley Friday night at Orleans Arena.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Survives No. 4 Seed UMKC In Overtime

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