Women's Basketball Game Recaps

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Women's Basketball Game Recaps

Aggie Women's Basketball Defeats New Mexico 78-59

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - In-state rival, New Mexico, got as close as nine points midway through the third quarter, but that would be as close as they would get on Tuesday night at the Pan American Center as the NM State women's basketball team ran away with a 78-59 victory in the first edition of the Rio Grande Rivalry.

Tamera William once again paced the Aggies with a game-high 18 points, one short of tying her career-high (19) that she set last week. The junior also finished with six boards and a pair of steals.

"It's a big game," said head women's basketball Mark Trakh, when asked about what this win means for the program. "It's our rival that we've been thumped by the last 15 years, so we're excited. I was very proud of the kids; it was a big win for our program."  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women's Basketball Opens Season With 79-69 Win At North Dakota State

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

FARGO, N.D. - Active defensive pressure from NM State late in the second quarter propelled the Aggies past North Dakota State, 79-69, on Friday night in their 2015-16 season opener at the Bentson Bunker Fieldhouse.

"I'm proud of how hard the kids played tonight in a hostile environment," head coach Mark Trakh said. "North Dakota State was prepared to play us from the get-go. Our defense got us back into the game and gave us the lead. Tamera [William] and Sasha [Weber] played a huge part in getting us back into the game. In the second half, Shanice [Davis] gave us a huge boost with seven assists and Brooke [Salas], who started her first-career game, came away with seven steals."

NM State (1-0) was paced by William with 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the floor while Weber chipped in with 14 points on 4-of-7 shooting from downtown.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Fall 75-57 To Top Seeded Maryland

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

COLLEGE PARK, MD - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team concluded its 2014-15 campaign with a 75-57 loss at the hands of No. 4/3 Maryland on Saturday inside the XFINITY Center during the first round of the 2015 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament.

The 16th-seeded Aggies (22-8) kept the game close throughout the first half and fought hard until the final buzzer, even while the top-seeded Terrapins (31-2) began to pull away in the second half.

NM State caps off a fantastic season that saw the team win its first conference title in 20 years and win its first-ever conference tournament crown to advance the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1988.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women Rout Broncs 70-52, Punch Ticket To Big Dance

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NM State Women Win Semifinal OT Thriller

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS VEGAS, NV - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team needed overtime, but pulled out an action-packed 79-75 victory over Seattle U inside the Orleans Arena on Friday during the semifinal round of the WAC Tournament.

The Aggies (21-7, 13-1 WAC) survived a game that saw the No. 1 seed down by five at the half, start the second half on an 18-0 run, lead by three with under five seconds left in regulation before a Redhawk 3-pointer with 2.8 seconds left tied the game and finally win in overtime after three Moriah Mack free throws in the final 16 seconds.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women's Basketball Picks Up 20th Win

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

CHICAGO, IL - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team concluded its regular-season schedule by defeating Chicago State, 62-54, on Saturday afternoon inside the Jones Convocation Center.

The Aggies finish the regular season 20-7 overall and 13-1 in Western Athletic Conference play. They will head into the WAC Tournament next week winners of four in a row and 16 of their last 17 games.

NM State gets to 20 wins for the first time since the 2007-08 season when the team went 23-9. It is also the most wins and best record in conference play for the Aggies since joining the WAC.

The 13 WAC wins is the most conference wins since going 14-4 in the Big West in 1996. The 13-1 record is also the second-best record in conference play in program history, only outdone by the 10-0 High Country Athletic Conference finish in 1988.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women's Basketball Wins Outright WAC Regular Season Title

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - For the first time in 20 years the New Mexico State women’s basketball team stands alone atop a conference as the Aggies won the outright Western Athletic Conference regular-season championship on Saturday after handling Texas-Pan American, 80-60, in front of a raucous Pan American crowd.

NM State (19-7, 12-1 WAC) wins its final 12 home games after losing the first two and has now won 19 of its last 21 games. The 19 wins surpass the 18 the Aggies had in 2009-10, the last time they earned a postseason nod.

The 12 WAC wins is the most ever since joining the conference in 2005 and is the most conference wins since that 1994-95 season when NM State went 14-4 in the Big West and last won a conference championship.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women's Basketball Clinches Share Of WAC Regular Season Title

Written By: NM Stata Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - For the first time in 20 years the New Mexico State women’s basketball team celebrated a conference championship as the Aggies defeated Grand Canyon, 61-60, in thrilling fashion on Saturday to claim at least a share of the Western Athletic Conference regular-season crown.

NM State (18-7, 11-1 WAC) is two games up on Bakersfield with two games remaining in the regular season, meaning an Aggie win or a Roadrunner loss over the last two games and NM State will be the outright WAC champion.

The Aggies picked up their 11th-straight win at home and have won 18 of their last 20 games en route to winning their first WAC championship in the 10 years as part of the conference. But it wasn’t easy as Grand Canyon (11-13, 5-6 WAC) led for most of the second half and took a one-point lead with 10.5 seconds left in the game.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women's Basketball Rallies For 67-62 Victory Over Utah Valley

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team got back on the winning track after defeating Utah Valley, 67-62, on Thursday night inside the Pan American Center to inch closer to its first regular-season conference championship in 20 years.

The Aggies (17-7, 10-1 WAC) trailed for much of the game, leading for less than nine total minutes in the matchup. It took a Sasha Weber 3-pointer with seconds left in the first half to knot things up with the Wolverines (9-16, 3-7 WAC) at the break.

And after trailing for practically the entire first 16 minutes of the final frame, it took an 11-2 NM State run over the final four minutes of the game to finally put the home squad over the hump as the Aggies won for the 17th time in 19 games. The Aggies finished the game scoring 20 of the final 28 points.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women's Basketball Has 12-Game Win Streak Snapped At Bakersfield

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BAKERSFIELD, CA - One of the greatest streaks in New Mexico State women’s basketball history came to an end on Saturday as the Aggies fell at the hands of Bakersfield, 82-78, inside the Icardo Center.

NM State (16-7, 9-1 WAC) had won 12-consecutive games and 16 of it last 17 games. The Aggies had also gotten off to their best conference start as a member of the Western Athletic Conference after going undefeated through their first nine WAC games.

NM State fell one win short of matching the 10-0 conference record set in 1988 as part of the High Country Athletic Conference. The Aggies’ seven-game winning streak on the road also came to an end after the ‘Runners (18-7, 7-3 WAC) won their 20th-straight game inside their home gym.  Continue Reading This Post >>