Women's Basketball News

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Women's Basketball News

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

Brooke Salas Named WAC Women's Basketball Player Of The Year

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team received a number of All-Western Athletic Conference honors with Brooke Salas winning WAC Defensive Player of the Year and her second-straight Player of the Year honor, the WAC announced Monday.

This is the second season in a row that Salas has won the WAC Player of the Year award while also being named First Team All-WAC. Salas led the league in scoring with 19.2 points per game as the Aggies won their fifth-straight WAC championship. This is the second-consecutive season that she finished first in the WAC in scoring. She also led the conference in rebounds at 11.3 per game while posting 19 double-doubles.

During conference play, Salas averaged 19.5 points and 12.3 rebounds per game. Her 329 rebounds on the year are also tied for seventh in the WAC single-season record book.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Gia Pack Named WAC Women's Basketball Player Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - Gia Pack was named Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week after nearly averaging a triple-double with 17 points, 11.5 rebounds and 8.0 assists in a pair of conference home wins, the league announced Monday.

This is Pack’s first weekly honor of the season and second for her career. The junior from Phoenix, Ariz., also won the award for the week of Dec. 24, 2017.

Pack recorded her fifth double-double of the season with 18 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists in a 68-61 home win over Kansas City on Feb. 28. She scored eight of her 18 points in the fourth quarter as the Aggies erased a 12-point deficit to clinch their fifth-straight WAC Championship. Then, she finished just one assist shy of a triple-double in a 77-54 win over Chicago State, recording 16 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists as NM State won its 13th-straight game.   Continue Reading This Post >>

Salas Named WAC Women's Basketball Player Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - Brooke Salas was named Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week after averaging 23.0 points and 15.0 rebounds in two WAC wins over the weekend, the league announced Monday.

The senior guard from Placentia, Calif., earned her fourth weekly honor of the year and 10th of her career.

Salas recorded her 14th double-double of the season with 21 points and 12 rebounds in a 61-48 win over CSU Bakersfield. She followed up that performance with her 15th double-double of the season when she scored 25 and pulled down 18 boards in an 81-52 win against Grand Canyon.

She is currently averaging a double-double with 18.9 points and 11.6 rebounds per game. Her 18.9 points per game are good for second in the WAC while her 11.6 rebounds lead the conference.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Brooke Salas Named WAC Women's Basketball Player Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - Brooke Salas was named Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week after posting the her fifth double-double of the season and the school’s first triple-double since 1992 over two games at the FIU Holiday Tournament in Miami, the league announced Monday.

This is her second weekly honor of the season and seventh of her career. Salas also earned three WAC Player of the Week honors during the 2016-17 season and two during the 2017-18 season.

Salas, a senior from Placentia Calif., started the FIU Holiday Tournament with an 18-point, 15-rebound double-double in a 68-67 loss to South Alabama on Thursday, Dec. 20. It was her fifth double-double of the season and 18th of her career.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Brooke Salas Named WAC Player Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State senior guard Brooke Salas was named Western Athletic Conference player of the week after posting a pair of 22 point games on 66.7% shooting in Aggie wins last week, the conference announced Monday.

The reigning WAC Player of the Year scored 22 points with six rebounds in a 70-38 win over UT Permian Basin in the season-opener at home. She also dished out two assists and recorded five steals.

Against Western Michigan, Salas dropped 22, all in the second-half, to propel the Aggies to a 66-54 comeback victory on the road. She also pulled down six rebounds against the Broncos. Salas moved into 12th on the NM State all-time scoring list and now sits at 1,346 points.  Continue Reading This Post >>

WAC Media Select NMSU Women's Basketball To Win WAC; Salas Picked Preseason Player Of The Year

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - The Western Athletic Conference women's basketball media have selected NM State as the preseason favorite to repeat as conference champions in 2018-19 and the Aggies' Brooke Salas as the WAC Preseason Player of the Year.

The Aggies earned nine first-place votes in the media poll to collect 81 points to top the poll. CSU Bakersfield is second with 69 points, followed by Seattle U in third with 63 points. Grand Canyon is fourth with 46 points. Kansas City and Utah Valley are tied for fifth with 36 points, followed by UT Rio Grande Valley in seventh, California Baptist in eighth and Chicago State in ninth.

Salas leads the list of Preseason All-WAC honorees. Joining her on the first team are teammate Gia Pack, CSU Bakersfield's Jazmine Johnson, Kansas City's Kristen Moore and Seattle U's Kamira Sanders.   Continue Reading This Post >>

WAC Coaches Select NMSU Women's Basketball To Win WAC; Salas Picked Preseason Player Of The Year

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - NM State is the favorite to win the 2018-19 Western Athletic Conference women's basketball title and the Aggies' Brooke Salas was selected WAC Preseason Player of the Year in a vote of the league's nine head coaches, who could not vote for their own team or players.

The Aggies, who won their fourth-straight WAC regular season title last season, received 62 points and seven first-place votes in the preseason poll. CSU Bakersfield picked up the remaining first two votes for a total of 56 points. Defending tournament champion Seattle U was picked third with 49 points and Grand Canyon took fourth with 45 points. Kansas City and UT Rio Grande Valley tied for fifth with 33 points each. California Baptist was selected seventh in its inaugural WAC season, followed by Utah Valley and Chicago State.  Continue Reading This Post >>