Women's Basketball News

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Women's Basketball News

2010 WAC Tournament Women's Seeding Scenarios

The following are the seeding scenarios for the New Mexico State women's basketball team based on games which will take place on Saturday, March 6.

Possible Seeds for New Mexico State:
4 If New Mexico State beats San Jose State and Nevada beats Idaho

5 If New Mexico State beats San Jose State and Idaho beats Nevada OR
If New Mexico State loses to San Jose State and Louisiana Tech beats Boise State

6 If New Mexico State loses to San Jose State and Boise State beats Louisiana Tech

2010 Women's Seeding Scenarios
2010 WAC Tournament Women's Bracket/Game Times  Continue Reading This Post >>

Jasmine Lowe Earns WAC Player Of The Week Honors

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State junior guard Jasmine Lowe has been named the Verizon Wireless Western Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Jan. 4-10. This is the first WAC Player of the Week honor ever for Lowe.

Lowe, a San Francisco native, averaged 21.5 points on 57 percent shooting, 5.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 3.5 steals as the Aggies opened WAC play 2-0. She scored a game-high 26 points in NM State’s first-ever win at Boise State, including 12 of the team’s final 27 points. She followed it up with a game-high 17 points, a career-high-tying six rebounds, four assists and three steals in a win over Hawai’i. The Aggies have now won six straight, their longest win streak since the 1993-94 season.

New Mexico State (12-4, 2-0) hosts Fresno State (11-5, 2-0) on Wednesday night in Las Cruces.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Sanchez Galaz, Egan Noble and Cuellar To Be Inducted Into First Community Bank/NM State Athletics Hall of Fame

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State Athletics Department together with First Community Bank announced Monday, January 4, that former women’s basketball standout Mari Sanchez Galaz, women’s golfer Jane Egan Noble and track & field/cross country great Rachael Cuellar will be inducted into the First Community Bank/NM State Athletics Hall of Fame.

The ceremony is set to take place at halftime of the men's basketball game, Saturday, February 27 against Boise State in Las Cruces. The NMSU Hall of Fame, which is located in the Pan American Center, honors outstanding student-athletes, coaches, teams and benefactors from Aggie past.

When Aggie fans hear the name Mari Sanchez, images of a prolific shooter from behind the three-point arc come to mind. Now married to Las Cruces native Adrian Galaz, Sanchez Galaz is just as accomplished off the court as she was on the hardwood.  Continue Reading This Post >>

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NM State Women's Basketball Signs Two Top Recruits

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head women's basketball coach Darin Spence announced Friday, that guard/forward Jasmine Rutledge and guard Andrea Chenier have both signed National Letters of Intent to play basketball for NM State beginning in the 2010-11 academic year.

Jasmine Rutledge - G/F, 6-0, Manhattan Beach, Calif. (Mira Costa HS)

Rutledge, a native of Manhattan Beach, Calif., played for Mira Costa High School. As a junior, Rutledge was a first team all-Bay League selection, as well as a first team all-South Bay Area honoree. She was also selected as a first team member to play in the Orange County Classic. Rutledge averaged 10 points and game and 13 rebounds a contest as a junior. He tallied three assists and three steals a game as well. She was also recruited by Utah State, Fresno State and Cal State Bakersfield.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State Men’s And Women’s Basketball To Be Televised 21 Times In 2009-2010 Season

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State will distribute a combined 17 men’s and women’s basketball games in the 2009-10 basketball season through its AggieVision production group. In addition, four NM State men’s basketball games will be televised nationally on the ESPN family of networks.

Seven women’s basketball games will be part of the AggieVision schedule, including non-conference games against Kansas, UTEP, and UNM. In addition, AggieVision will also produce and distribute four conference games.

"TV coverage for this program is imperative," said Darin Spence, head women’s basketball coach. "We have the best home schedule we have ever had and this TV schedule gives us a great opportunity to showcase the program."  Continue Reading This Post >>

WAC Preseason Polls Released; Men Picked 3rd; Women Picked 5th and 6th

The preseason coaches and media polls for the 2009-2010 WAC basketball season were released today and the men's team under third year head coach Marvin Menzies was picked to finish third by both the coaches and media. The Aggies received six first place votes from the media. Junior guard Jahmar Young was named to the Preseason First Team All-WAC team by both the media and the coaches.

On the women's side the Aggies, under the direction of Darin Spence who enters his seventh season as head coach, the Aggies were picked ot finish sixth by the coaches and sixth by the media. The Aggies placed two players on the preseason All-WAC teams as Madison Spence was picked First Team All-WAC by both the media and the coaches while University of Texas transfer Crystal Boyd was chosen Second Team All-WAC by the media.

The men's team kicks off the season with an exhibition against Western New Mexico on Monday, November 2 and then opens regular season play at St. Mary's on Friday, November 13 while the women's team kicks off the season on the road at Cal State-Northridge on Friday, November 13.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State Releases 2009-2010 Women's Basketball Schedule

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

View 2009/2010 Schedule

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head women's basketball coach Darin Spence announced Monday the release of the 2009-10 schedule. The Aggies are slated to play a program record 18 home games during their seventh season under Spence and welcome Michigan and Kansas into the Pan American Center.

Also highlighting the non-conference portion of NM State's 30-game schedule are the home-and-away series with rivals New Mexico and UTEP and the third-straight year of the Aggie Hotel Encanto Thanksgiving Classic. The Aggies only have one true road trip before conference play, which comes in the first weekend of the season in Southern California.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Darin Spence Names New Assistant Head Coach

Written By: Jason Groves/Las Cruces Sun-News

LAS CRUCES - New Mexico State women's basketball coach Darin Spence has named Anthony Giannotti assistant coach.

Giannotti replaced Joel Washington, who left the program to be near family following the Aggies' 9-22 season last year.

"I think he is a great fit," said Spence, who enters his seventh year at NMSU. "The best thing about him is he is a great person with a lot of energy to him. He will bring a lot of enthusiasm and he is a strong recruiter."

As the top assistant on the Aggies' staff, Giannotti is responsible primarily for recruiting, as well as skill development for post players.

"All of the guys that he has worked for are coaches that I've known and respect," Spence said. "He will be there for the coaching staff and our players. He is there to push the Aggie Agenda as I call it and help improve the program."  Continue Reading This Post >>

40 Aggies Earn 2009 Academic All-WAC Freshmen And Tranfers Honor

DENVER, CO - The 2008-09 Academic All-WAC freshman and transfer teams have been announced. A total of 36 freshman and transfer student-athletes from 12 Aggie sports were named to the list.

Kyle Decater, Jr.
Benjamin Harty, Jr.
Cory Hill, Jr.
Chace Perkins, So.
Nathaniel Shaver, Jr.
Michael Sodders, Jr.
Max Taylor, Jr.  Continue Reading This Post >>