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Women's Basketball News

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.

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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 >>

Spence Named Second Team All-WAC; Wampler And Soto Earn All-Freshman Honors

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State sophomore guard Madison Spence was named to the All-WAC second team by the conference head coaches, as was announced Sunday by the WAC office. Freshmen Kaitlyn Soto and Tabytha Wampler were selected to the league’s all-freshman team.

Spence (Las Cruces/Mayfield HS) joins Anikia Jawara(2008) and Sherell Neal (2007 and 2008) as the school’s three all-WAC honorees and the first Aggie sophomore to be named to an all-conference team since Melanie Maynes in the Big West in 2000.

Soto (Santa Ana, Calif.) and Wampler (Cottonwood, Calif.) become just the fourth and fifth Aggies ever to be named to an all-freshman team. This is the first time in school history that two Aggie freshman have been selected to the all-freshman team in the same season.

Head coach Darin Spence was pleased to see three of his student-athletes honored by the league.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State vs. San Jose State Game Links

New Mexico State (8-18, 4-8) at San Jose State (2-24, 1-12)
Tip-off: 8:00 P.M. MT
Radio: KSNM AM 570
Streaming Video: N/A
Streaming Audio: Aggie Access (subscription required)

UPDATE: Aggies win 64-50 to pick up first road victory of the season.

San Jose State Roster | 2008/2009 Stats | San Jose State Media Release

NMSU Roster | NMSU 2008/2009 Stats | NMSU Media Release | bleedCrimson.net Weekly Coach Spence Interview :: 02/17/09

NM State vs. Nevada Game Links

New Mexico State (6-17, 2-7) vs. Nevada (13-9, 7-2)
Tip-off: 7:00 P.M. MT
Radio: KSNM AM 570
Streaming Video: Aggie Access (subscription required)
Streaming Audio: Aggie Access (subscription required)

UPDATE: Aggies win 54-51

Nevada Roster | 2008/2009 Stats | Nevada Media Release

NMSU Roster | NMSU 2008/2009 Stats | NMSU Media Release | bleedCrimson.net Weekly Coach Spence Interview :: 02/09/09

NM State vs. Idaho Game Links

New Mexico State (6-16, 2-6) vs. Idaho (8-11, 5-3)
Tip-off: 5:00 P.M. MT
Television: N/A
Radio: KSNM AM 570
Streaming Video: Aggie Access (subscription required)
Streaming Audio: Aggie Access (subscription required)

UPDATE: Aggies lose 57-54

Idaho Roster | 2008/2009 Stats | Idaho Media Release

NMSU Roster | NMSU 2008/2009 Stats | bleedCrimson.net Weekly Coach Spence Interview :: 02/02/09

NM State vs. Boise State Game Links

New Mexico State (6-15, 2-5) vs. Boise State (11-10, 4-3)
Series History: Boise State leads 11-8, NM State has won the last two meetings in Las Cruces and holds a 7-3 overall record in Las Cruces.
Tip-off: 7:00 P.M. MT
Television: AggieVision
Radio: N/A
Streaming Video: Aggie Access (subscription required)
Streaming Audio: Aggie Access (subscription required) | Boise State Radio (AM 730)
Live Stats: BroncoSports.com Live Stats

UPDATE: Aggies lose 79-77 in overtime

Boise State Roster | 2008/2009 Stats | Boise State Media Release

NMSU Roster | NMSU 2008/2009 Stats | NMSU Media Release | bleedCrimson.net Weekly Coach Spence Interview :: 02/02/09

Aggies Fall On The Road To Louisiana Tech 77-51

The Aggie women's basketball team fell 77-51 on the road to Louisiana Tech Friday night. The Aggies fell behind early as Louisiana Tech used a barrage of three pointers to build a 48-25 halftime lead. The Lady Techsters were 8-14 from behind the three point arc. Coming into the game the Lady Techsters were hitting just .276% of their threes but hit 57.1% in the first half.

The Aggies struggled from the floor hitting just eight of 32 shots (25%). The Aggies also committed 12 turnovers.

The second half saw the Aggies play fairly even with Louisiana Tech keeping the second half score at 29-26. NM State would not fair much better from the floor hitting just eight of 24 shots (33%). Louisiana Tech cooled off in the second half hitting 11-36 shots and just one of six three pointers. The Aggies hit just 16 of 56 shots (28.6%) and were 1 of 13 (7.7%) from behind the three point arc.